Tips & Ideas

PAINTING THE HOUSE

TILE ROOF:

Assessment

  • Grit
  • Smooth
  • Paint Peeling
  • Powdery

Steps to follow:

  • Do a wire brush test. (To check surface conditions)
  • Check for fungus (Brown, greenish spots on the tile)

 

Corrective measures:

  • Wire brush the tiles and spray of with hose or high pressure hose if available to remove all loose paint and dust.
  • Treat the fungus with an Anti-Fungusidal wash.
  • Apply one coat of Semex to bond and form a seal on the tiles. (Leave for 24hrs to cure)
  • Apply two coats of Acrylic Roof Paint.

 

FASCIA & BARGE BOARDS \ GUTTERS & DOWN PIPES \ SPROCKETS OR EVES:

Nutec or Asbestos Fascia Boards

  • Apply only Two coats of Super Sheen Acrylic. DO NOT use Universal Undercoat as it will make a bad link and will peel.

Gutters & Down Pipes

  • Old paint must be removed down to the galvanised if possible. Wash down with vinegar and water solution (1/5).
  • Apply water based primer first coat. (Red Etch/Grey Etch Primer)
  • Apply two coats Super Sheen Acrylic or Acrylic Roof paint (High Gloss Enamels can also be used, but the Super Sheen or Acrylic Roof have a longer lifespan)
  • DO NOT USE Universal Undercoat. (It does not make a bond)

Sprockets or Eves (Outside Wood under Tiles)

  • Apply one coat Super Sheen Acrylic or Acrylic Roof Paint

WALLS (OUTSIDE THE HOUSE)

WALLS(PREVIOUSLY PAINTED):

  • Check for powdery residue or any peeling of existing paint.

Correction:

  • Scrape and brush off loose paint or debris.
  • Fill any holes with Acrylic Patching or Poly Filla.
  • Apply Semex over repaired holes and raw plaster areas (leave 24hrs to form proper bond)
  • Apply two coats of Super Sheen, Medium Sheen or General Purpose Acrylic Paint.

WALLS(RAW PLASTER):

  • Apply one coat of Semex to damp seal (Allow 24hrs to form proper bond)
  • Apply one coat of FillerCoat (First Coat)
  • Apply two coats of Super Sheen, Medium Sheen or General Purpose Acrylic Paint.

WINDOW SILLS:

  • Clean surface of any dust and debris
  • Apply one coat Super Sheen or Acrylic Roof Paint

WALLS (INSIDE THE HOUSE)

RHINOLITE:

  • Very Important apply one coat of BONDING LIQUID
  • Apply two coats of Super Sheen Acrylic Paint

NEW PLASTER:

  • Apply one coat of Semex for damp seal if needed (allow for 24hrs to form proper bond)
  • Apply one coat Filler Coat (First Coat)
  • Apply two coats of Super Sheen Acrylic Paint.

WATER BASED (ALREADY PAINTED):

  • Check for any powdery residue on existing paint apply one coat Bonding Liquid
  • Apply two coats of Super Sheen Acrylic Paint.

ENAMEL BASED (OIL) (ALREADY PAINTED):

  • Sand the walls with P80 sandpaper and wash thoroughly with sugar soap.
  • Apply either two coats of Super Sheen Acrylic or Eggshell Enamel (Acrylic has a better colour longevity than the Eggshell Enamels)

BRICK OR SLASTO (INSIDE):

  • Clean surface from dust or debris
  • Apply two coats of SPECIAL BRICK & WOOD DRESSING

WINDOWS

STEEL WINDOWS (OLD):

  • Sand down with P80/P100 sand paper
  • Replace with new window putty where necessary, and fill cracks with patching where needed.
  • Apply one coat of Universal Undercoat.
  • Apply One coat of Super High Gloss Enamel Paint

STEEL WINDOWS (NEW):

  • Apply one coat of Universal Undercoat.
  • Apply one coat of Super High Gloss Enamel Paint as final coat.

PAVING:

  • Remove and dust & grease that may be present.
  • Apply one coat of Semex (allow 24hrs for a proper bond to be made)
  • Apply one coat of Super Sheen Acrylic (Earth Colours) or Acrylic Roof Paint

GARAGE FlOORS (INSIDE):

  • Clean all grease away, wash floor off with waterand omo solution and let it dry.
  • Apply two coats of Oil Based Floor Paints.

CEILINGS

RHINO BOARDS OR WOOD(KNOTTY PINE CEILINGS):

  • Apply two coats of Super Sheen Acrylic Paint

NUTEC or ASBESTOS:

  • Apply two coats of General Purpose Acrylic or Super Sheen Acrylic Paint

 

WOOD (PANELS, DOORS, SKIRTING)

NATURAL:

  • Clean surface
  • Apply two coats of varnish

PAINTED:

  • Apply one coat of Universal Undercoat
  • Apply one coat of Super High Gloss Enamel or Eggshell Enamel

GALVANIZED GARAGE DOORS:

  • Wash down with vinegar and water solution (1/5).
  • Apply one coat of Water Based Primer (Red/Grey Etch Primer)
  • Apply one coat of Super Sheen Acrylic Paint.