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How To Paint Your Rooms
 
1. Get the space you’ve always wanted.
   
2. Decide on the shades/scheme you want to use in each room.
If you are still in doubt, ask for a second opinion – or better yet, contact our panel of experts.
   
3. Measure your rooms to find out the area you need to paint.
Try our Paint Estimator to determine the area of all surfaces you are planning to paint.
   
4. Check our product range to see which of our brands best meets your needs.
   
5. *Highly recommended for beginners, first-timers, or if you are accident-prone.
Remove doorknobs, handles and other decorative accessories from doors and windows in order to prevent damage due to paint spillage.
Don’t forget to remove light fixtures or covering them with masking tape, paper or cloth.
   
6. Remove the dust on the walls thoroughly using a dry mop.
Bathroom and kitchen walls can be washed with water and allowed to dry.
 
Useful Tip:
It is preferable to buy all the paint you need at one time and in the largest possible pack size for convenience.
This is not only a more economical solution, but it also reduces the chances of slight colour variations between batches.

Darn, those water seepages!
Have you always thought that paint could prevent water leakage and dampness?
Well, think again! The only really permanent solution is to rectify the source of the problem.
You can identify the solution by first analysing the main issue.

The Culprits:
A. Leaking drainage pipes or water supply pipes.
B. High ground water level that is getting absorbed into the walls from the foundation.

You thought:
Applying Enamels (Oil Paints) could prevent further leakage.

But in fact:
This doesn’t solve the problem of water seepage at all; sooner or later, and in one place or another, the water seeping through the wall will erupt on the surface.

The Solution:
Get a civil contractor or waterproofing expert to rectify the problem before you paint.
 
 
 
Making the most of your Interior Walls
 
1. Pre-Painting
   
 
Check surfaces for incidence of dampness or water seepage.
Rectify the water seepage problem at the source.
This could mean repairing leaking pipes or cracks in the exterior walls.
   
 
Any loose plaster should be removed from the wall.
Check for loose plaster by tapping on the walls.
A hollow sound indicates loose plaster.
   
 
Masonry work is needed to fill up all cracks and repair broken plaster.
   
 
Please ensure proper curing time (7 to 21 days depending on extent of plastering).
When re-plastering is done, it should be dried properly and stabilised to bridge the cracks or smoothen the surface.
 
2. Surface Preparation
   
 
Allow newly plastered surfaces to mature for a period of at least 6 months after the application of a coat of lime ash to ensure thorough drying of plaster.
Popping of plaster commonly associated with new plasters can be taken care of subsequently during painting.
   
 
Remove loose particles and paint flakes.
Scrape with sandpaper to ensure that the surface is dry and free from dust, dirt or grease.
   
 
Previous coatings of lime wash, powder distemper or cement paint must be thoroughly scraped off.
Earlier coatings of oil or synthetic emulsion paints, if in good condition, need not be removed.
However, the gloss or sheen of such coating must be removed by thorough sanding.
   
 
Cracked or flaked paint must also be completely removed.
   
 
Fungus affected areas will need a separate treatment.
Make a 5-10 % solution of bleach powder in water and apply on affected areas with brush or sponge.
Wash the walls with clean water after an interval of 8-10 hours. Allow the surface to dry sufficiently.
 
3. Painting
   
 
Apply a coat of wall primer.
   
 
Fill and level the minor undulations of each wall by applying putty. For best results, use Wall Putty.
In case of major undulations on the wall surface, POP (Plaster of Paris) work should be carried out.
Ensure that the surface is uniformly smooth by sanding after POP or putty work.
   
 
One liberal coat of Wall Primer (solvent thinned or water thinned) is recommended on puttied areas before the application of topcoat.
The primer should be allowed to dry for 10 – 12 hours.
If the primer coat is not applied over the puttied areas, there can be a patchy appearance of the topcoat.
   
 
Avoid application of putty or filling compound while painting exterior surfaces.
Fill up cracks with a 1:3 (by volume) cement and sand mixture.
All external drainage pipes must be checked for rusting or leakage. Any faulty plumbing must be rectified.
   
 
Special attention must be given to the roof.
Check for cracks near the edges and close to the water reservoirs.
Proper masonry or waterproofing work on the ceiling will enhance the performance of the paint.
 
 
 
Making the most of your Exterior Walls
 
1. Pre-Painting
   
 
For exterior surfaces it is very important to undertake repairs of any wall imperfections before painting. The most common problem with exterior walls, especially old constructions, is cracks in the wall. Avoid applying putty or filling compound while painting exterior surfaces. Fill up cracks with a 1:3 cement and sand mixture. All external drainage pipes must be checked for rusting or leakage. Any faulty plumbing must be rectified.
   
 
Special attention must be given to the roof. Check for cracks near the edges and close to the water reservoirs. Proper masonry or waterproofing work on the ceiling will enhance the performance of the painted surfaces.
 
2. Surface Preparation
   
 
Newly plastered surfaces must be allowed to cure for at least 35 to 45 days before painting.
   
 
To ensure long-lasting protection, the surface to be painted should be free from dust, grease and any loose materials.
   
 
Remove any fungus and algae growth thoroughly by brushing it vigorously with a wire brush and cleaning it with Bleaching powder solution in water (10% Bleaching powder dissolved in 1 litre of water, filter the solution & apply by brush or sponge). This treatment should be done with greater care on the top of the awnings, sunshades, parapets and other horizontal surfaces where water is likely to accumulate during monsoon.
   
 
Previously oil painted surfaces should be sanded thoroughly to remove loose particles, then made dull and matt for better adhesion. Exterior rough surfaces, previously coated with cement paint, should be wire brushed and washed with water, then dried completely. Before painting, ensure that the surface is free from chalking.
   
 
The exterior surface should not be affected by any water or by constant dampness. If you are painting during the rains, allow for 2-3 days of total sunshine for the surface to dry out completely and before commencing painting.
 
3. Painting
   
 
Apply a liberal coat of Exterior Wall Primer using recommended method.
   
 
Apply two coats of topcoat paint at recommended dilution. A gap of 4 to 6 hours must be given between two coats.
   
 
It is recommended that horizontal surfaces like the tops of awnings and Parapets must be given an additional coat for greater protection.
 
 
 
Revamping Metal Surfaces
 
1. Pre-Painting
   
 
Surfaces should be free from dirt, dust, grease, rust or moisture. Areas not being painted must be covered by masking tape, paper and/or cloth.
 
2. Surface Preparation
   
 
De-grease and de-rust ferrous metal substrates by suitable treatment.
   
 
For nonferrous metal substrates like Aluminium, Galvanised Iron or Tin, pre-treat the surface. For ferrous metal substrates apply by brushing.
   
 
If necessary, Paste Filler is recommended to fill up dents and rectify surface imperfections.
   
 
Ensure that the surface is free from moisture and loose matter.
   
 
Apply one more coat of corrosion resistance by brushing or spraying to cover puttied areas.
   
 
For best results, allow the primer coat to dry for 6 hours and dry sand with emery paper no. 320 before application of subsequent coat.
 
3. Painting
   
 
Apply a liberal coat of Exterior Wall Primer using recommended method.
   
 
Apply two coats of topcoat paint at recommended dilution. A gap of 4 to 6 hours must be given between two coats.
   
 
It is recommended that horizontal surfaces like the tops of awnings and Parapets must be given an additional coat for greater protection.
 
 
 
Revamping Wooden Surfaces with Opaque Finishes
 
1. Surface Preparation
   
 
Previously painted wooden surfaces must be properly sanded to remove any dust or grease.
   
 
Apply wood primer by brush, after thinning to given ratio by recommended thinner. Allow it to dry for 6-8 hours then apply putty or Lambi.
   
 
Sand the applied putty with no. 180 sand paper & apply second coat of wood primer.
   
 
Now the wooden surface is ready for painting with the topcoat.
 
2. Painting
   
 
For an opaque finish, you can choose conventional enamels.
   
 
Apply wood primer by brush after thinning to a given ratio by recommended thinner. Allow it to dry for 6-8 hours then apply putty or Lambi.
   
 
Sand the applied putty with no. 180 sandpaper & apply second coat of wood primer.
   
 
Now the wooden surface is ready for painting with the top coat.
   
 
Enamels are normally applied by brushing, yet they can also be sprayed.
   
 
The drying time of enamels is longer; hence care must be taken to ensure a dust free environment while the paint film is drying.
   
 
Two coats of paint is sufficient in most cases. However, if the earlier paint shade was significantly darker than the new shade, an additional coat of paint is recommended.
 
 
 
Re-vamp Wooden Surfaces with Transparent Finishes
 
1. Painting (for new wood)
   
 
Ensure that the surface to be coated is free from dust.
   
 
Choose any transparent coating.
   
 
(Instructions for thinning) Two to three coats of finish coating application are recommended to achieve the best results in terms of gloss and decorative appeal.
   
 
Containers should be tightly closed after use.
 
2. Surface Preparation
   
 
The Wooden Surface to be Coated/Painted must be seasoned (moisture level between 10-15%). It indicates proper level of moisture and treatment to prevent deformation in extreme hot/cold climate.
   
 
In case of new wood surface, first the surface has to be sanded with emery paper along the direction of the grains of the wood to remove the roughness of the wood.
   
 
This has to be followed by application of suitable wood filler. The purpose of the filler is to fill the grains and pores and it should not be used as putty. The excess filler must be removed by strokes along the grain pattern. After 30 minutes the filler may be applied again if required. Allow 2 to 3 hours drying time.
   
 
Sand the filled surface with emery paper no. 320. Staining is optional.