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How to paint a newly plastered wall...

Your structure, i.e. House/Building has been built, now the painting needs to start, but what do you need to do to prepare a newly plastered wall before painting can commence?

Make sure that there are no cracks or imperfections on the wall. If there are, apply an all purpose crack filler to fill up all hairline cracks and imperfections, and sand down to create a smooth surface. Now apply 1 coat of Paint master Water Based Plaster Primer and allow to hard dry for 3 to 4 hours. Drying time will be lengthened in damp or cold conditions. Once the preparation has been done, the top coats can be painted. Which paint do I choose?

Firstly, you need to decide whether you would like a shiny finish or a matt finish. Paint master offers a Sheen or Low Sheen for a shiny finish and Ultra Matt or Super M for a matt finish. Paint master Sheen and Ultra Matt have a 7 year guarantee, whereas Low Sheen and Super M have a 5 year guarantee.

Secondly, you need to choose a colour. Paint master has an array of standard colours to choose from, but we can also match any colour sample that you bring to us. Choose the colour that is best suited to your taste and it will be mixed accordingly.

You can now apply 2 coats of paint. The spreading rate is between 8 and 10 m2 per litre, with 1 hour for touch dry surfaces and 4 to 6 hours hard dry. Allow curing time of 2 weeks before cleaning off any stains from the wall.

 

How to paint a previously painted wall...

When repainting a wall, you firstly need to check what condition the wall is in and then choose the correct preparation to be done. How do I do this?

1.       Check if there are any areas on the wall where the paint is peeling off. If so, you need to sand down these areas in order to remove any loose pieces of paint. Afterwards, wash the wall and let it dry. Now apply a generous coat of Paint Master Bonding Liquid and allow to hard dry for approximately 3 to 4 hours. The spreading rate is between 10 and 12 m2 per litre.

2.       If there are no visible imperfections on the wall, wipe your hand across the wall to check for a white powder that sticks to your hand. This means that the paint has started to go porous and if paint is applied over this without the correct preparation, the paint will not last. You need to wash the wall first and let it dry. Now apply 1 coat of Paint Master Bonding Liquid and let it dry for 3 to 4 hours before painting commences.

3.       Check if there are any cracks in the wall. If there are only a few small cracks, these can be filled with an all purpose crack filler. If there are numerous hair line cracks, you will need to mix Paint Master Slurry with cement (1 : 1) and apply this to the wall where the cracks are. Leave to dry then sand down to get a smooth surface.

After the preparation has been done, your wall is ready for painting. If the paint is not peeling off and there is no white powder on the wall, you may just wash or wipe the wall to remove any dust and then start the painting.

Which paint do I choose?

Firstly, you need to decide whether you would like a shiny finish or a matt finish. Paint master offers a Sheen or Low Sheen for a shiny finish and Ultra Matt or Super M for a matt finish. Paint master Sheen and Ultra Matt have a 7 year guarantee, whereas Low Sheen and Super M have a 5 year guarantee.

Secondly, you need to choose a colour. Paint master has an array of standard colours to choose from, but we can also match any colour sample that you bring to us. Choose the colour that is best suited to your taste and it will be mixed accordingly.

You can now apply 2 coats of paint. The spreading rate is between 8 and 10 m2 per litre, with 1 hour for touch dry surfaces and 4 to 6 hours hard dry. Allow curing time of 2 weeks before cleaning off any stains from the wall.

 

How to paint a new zinc roof...

Did you know, when buying new zinc for your roof, you need to understand the following:

The zinc contains a grease protective layer, which must be cleaned with galvanised cleaner. You need to repeat this process until substrate is water break free. Rinse off well with water and wait for zinc roof to dry. Now prime the clean degreased metal with Paint master Water Based Metal Primer, one coat is sufficient. If you stay at the coast, it is best to apply 2 coats of Metal Primer. Only use a brush and not a roller. The Primer will take 2 to 3 hours to hard dry. The spreading rate is approximately 7 m2 per litre. Only after this preparation has been done, the paint work can start. Apply 2 coats of Paint master Roof Master. Wait for each coat to dry properly. Roof Master will touch dry in approximately 1 hour and hard dry in approximately 4 to 6 hours. The spreading rate is between 8 and 10 m2 per litre. You can use a brush or roller to paint the Roof Master. Enjoy your painting...

 

How to paint a previously painted zinc roof...

When painting a previously painted zinc roof, you need to understand the following:

The zinc needs adhesion in order for the paint to stick. Preparation is key and will include removing all loose particals and paint on the zinc roof. Afterwards, your zinc roof needs to be washed down with water and left to dry thoroughly.

What do you need to do if there is rust on the Zinc? Affected areas need to be spot primed with rust converter. The rust converter must change to black/grey before any other products can be applied. Once the rust converter has changed to black/grey, it needs to be sanded down and washed off with water.

Now 1 coat of the Paint Master Water Based Metal Primer can be applied. If you stay at the coast, it is recommended that you apply 2 coats. Only use a brush and not a roller. It will take 2 to 3 hours to hard dry and the spreading rate is approximately 5 to 7 m2 per litre. Now your zinc roof is ready for painting. Apply 2 coats of Paint master Roof Master. Wait for each coat to dry properly. Roof Master will touch dry in approximately 1 hour and hard dry in approximately 4 to 6 hours. The spreading rate is between 8 and 10 m2 per litre. You can use a brush or roller to paint the Roof Master.