How To Properly Apply Paint

Always mix the jars well. Dilute only if specified and with the appropriate thinner.

Do not dip the brush or roller completely into the jar and wipe off excess paint from the rim of the jar. The quantity thus dosed will be spread out evenly and will avoid leaking.

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When using a roller, first apply the paint in vertical bands, then in horizontal bands. Finish vertically from bottom to top. When using a brush, start with the top strip across the entire width. Then move on to the strip below. Spread the paint in small vertical strips, iron horizontally immediately after. Finish by leveling the new layer from bottom to top.

How to properly store leftover paint

To keep any leftover paint, close the lid securely and turn the jar over for a while. In this way the paint fills the joint between the pot and the lid.

How to properly estimate the quantities of paint

To estimate the quantities of paint needed, first calculate the area to be painted by multiplying the height or length of the walls by the width. Take all the measurements and then total the areas, not forgetting to deduct doors and windows.

How to get the frosted glass look

To obtain a frosted glass appearance for the windows, treat them with mat varnish and not with semi-mat varnish. The best result is obtained by spraying the varnish (uniform mat aspect).

How to paint soft PVC

To give new life to flexible PVC coverings, apply a synthetic product such as Fassilux Satin directly to the cleaned surface. No latex or acrylic it would remain sticky and sticky (non-dried appearance).

How to paint on tile

For a paint to stick to tiles, glass or any other non-porous support, dilute Noxyde (Mathys) with 25% water or use products such as Special Primer (Levis) and paint the support well degreased with water. ‘a thin layer of this product.

Stripping of old paints

The pickling is done cold or hot. The most common method remains torch stripping. Chemical strippers are used for varnishes, emulsion or oil paints, on surfaces known to be difficult.

Solvents

Solvent-based paints are very easy to work with. It is important to work well with the applied paint and to iron thoroughly with the brush. One of the advantages of this type of paint is its high mechanical resistance. Most solvent-based paints can be recoated after 24 hours.

Tools to be used for the actual painting job

Paint rollers and pads are to be used for large surfaces and with emulsion paint rather than solvent-based lacquer paint.

Brushes and brushes are to be used for small and difficult surfaces (window frames). The range of brushes is varied, of multiple qualities and very different uses.

Filling of holes and cracks

Synthetic plasters will preferably be used on wooden surfaces and plasters for interior work. Use a sanding system to get a perfectly smooth surface.

Finishing work: sponge painting

There are currently products that allow you to quickly and easily achieve old-fashioned patinas (Fair Decor, Effect, Fractalis, Lime Patina, …). Ask us for advice.

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