Product types & recommended uses
Coating performance is strongly affected by adequate product selection, surface preparation & application.
A. Our company offers several types of paints for exterior walls. Choosing the right product for your project is very crucial to obtain professional results. It is not practical to list all our products; however the following information will provide you with some helpful facts with your selection:
- Elastomeric paint
Seeking a product for waterproofing, you can profit of elastomeric paint. It is elastic, has strong binding & acts as primer & topcoat, thus saves you the trouble to buy a 2 component product.
- Durable exterior acrylic flat
Seeking a strong product, having long durability property… Durable exterior acrylic flat is your best choice.
- Texture paints
Seeking a product for waterproofing, texture paints is your option. It hides wall imperfections and acts as primer & topcoat. Duratex Latex Texture paints are available in mohair, granular & sandy textures.
B. Interior paints offered by our company come in a variety of types. This brief description will help you decide which type best suits your demand:
Our products include Dirt Fighter, Eggshell (available flat or semi-gloss), Durable exterior Acrylic Flat and AllTone. Emulsion products are mainly used for wall painting. Below are some of their properties:
||Washable (with soap & water)
||Very mild color
|Better color stability
Emulsion products can be stored for at least two years without deteriorating!! (Except if exposed to extreme heat or cold)
Our enamel products are available in flat, semi-gloss and super-gloss. They are mostly used on woods, sometimes for walls & metals; therefore they are used in high traffic rooms such as kitchen, and humid rooms such as bathrooms… We offer alkyd enamel & waterborne enamel paints. Below you’ll find the property uses for each:
Best wet edge property
Best in freezing conditions
Yellowing with age
Remember: it’s important to follow the directions on the back of the paint label. It states the most important information you need for your painting project.
Surface preparation & cleaning
A. Surface preparation & cleaning
Before application, it is crucial to prepare the surface well. Proper surface preparation is the key to professional results and long-lasting paint jobs. Below is a brief guide:
Examine plaster walls for cracks, mars, etc…
Fix the cracks by filling them with plaster, then sand lightly in order to smooth the surface
Ensure proper cleaning & drying of the surface: remove mildew, oil, grease, foreign material, rust, mold, etc…
Remove furniture or cover them
B. Surface cleaning
Make sure to thoroughly clean the painting surface. Use a stain blocking product to prevent any bold stains; especially crayon marks; from bleeding through the new paint.
C. Priming advantages
For bare, unfinished drywall, you will probably have to prime the surface before painting. A base coat of primer can protect dry wall and result in a smoother finish
D. Recommended Application Tips
To ensure a professional-looking finish, use high quality tools. Top quality brushes and rollers spread paint cleanly and evenly. They can be easily cleaned and used repeatedly. Improper or inexpensive rollers will not spread paint evenly and may leave fuzz on the wall or telltale brush marks. Rollers come in various nap lengths depending upon the surface. For textured surfaces, longer naps spread paint into the crevices on the surface.
Timesaving Tip: During short breaks, wrap your applicators tightly in a plastic bag or aluminum foil instead of washing them.
E. Surface Curing before Application
Allow freshly painted surfaces to cure about 24 hours, except for masonry & concrete that require 30 days. After that, the area can be cleaned with a mild non-abrasive cleanser or water. Do not hang objects on the surface until the paint is completely dry under normal conditions.
F. Application Tips
Application instructions differ according to the type of paint used, instruments used, type of surface, etc… Knowing how and when to apply the paint is crucial to achieving long-lasting results.
The use of the correct primer is important as well; Dutch Boy primers are formulated to offer excellent holdout, staining resistance & quick drying.
When painting, always work from the dry, unpainted areas into the adjoining wet painted areas. Paint should be applied in the form of an “N” when using a roller: fill the roller completely, and then apply the paint in the form of an “N” up the left side, down to the right at a 45-degree angle, and straight up to the other side in three-foot by three-foot sections. Fill in the “N” with horizontal strokes from side to side.
When painting a room, it is preferable to start with the ceiling. Next paint the walls; working from the top down. Paint the trim, cabinets, and doors last.
G. Recommended climatic conditions
Paint should be applied when the room and surface temperature exceed 50 degrees Fahrenheit, or 10 degrees Celsius.
H. Spreading Rate
In general, one gallon of paint should cover about 400 square feet, or 37m2. Rough or textured surfaces may require more paint, 125 to 300 square feet per gallon or 11 to 27 m2 per gallon.
I. Common failures
Almost all coating failures result from inadequate surface preparation