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PAINT FAQ
  • Well, every product has its own drying time. And its quite risky to paint during the rainy season. If in case, you go ahead with the painting and it rains heavily, not allowing enough time for the paint to dry , you might have to face problems. Hence, we recommend you to observe the weather condition and then go ahead with painting..
  • You need to allow a curing period of 45 days for exteriors, and 3-6 months for interiors.
  • Most wall paints are washable, compared to other brands. Common stains, like pencil marks, can be easily cleaned. But, it is difficult to clean tough stains. You may try using a mild detergent to clean the stains.
  • Most wall paints are washable, compared to other brands. Common stains, like pencil marks, can be easily cleaned. But, it is difficult to clean tough stains. You may try using a mild detergent to clean the stains.
  • Yes. If entire furniture is coated with Wood Finish, it is difficult for the termites to attack the surface.
  • If you haven't opened the lid of the product, it will last for next 3 years from the date of manufacture of the Paint. If you have opened the lid of product, we recommend you use the product within the next 24 hours.
  • Acrylic basically means water based products, which have High Density Particles that result in an excellent finish on your walls.
  • Emulsions are acrylic based paints, which are water based. These are available for Interior Wall surfaces as well as Exterior Wall surfaces.
  • Both emulsions & distempers have a few similarities as both are durable, and offer a wide range of shades to choose from. But some clear differences are that Emulsion paints give a silky and smooth finish to your walls, are more durable and long lasting, in addition to offering a wider range of shades to choose from.
  • We offer you a choice in Emulsions itself. Royale, which is a premium brand, is more costlier than distempers. Tractor Emulsions are comparable, price wise to any Distemper.
  • All emulsion paints give a smooth finish and soft feel to the wall. They come in lovely shades and are long lasting. Royale is the most premium emulsion. It looks better on your walls whist imparting a mild shine to the walls, that gives your room a silky and classy look. With the right lighting, your walls will appear to glow..
  • Water-based paints are diluted with water, while solvent-based paints are diluted with solvents like Mineral Turpentine Oil(MTO). Emulsions are water-based paints while enamels, lustre and matt finishes are solvent-based paints
  • Emulsions look better on walls and are ideal for drawing rooms. Solvent-based paints are ideally suited for kitchens and bathrooms since they are water-resistant. Enamels are used on wood and Metals.
  • Primers and putties are applied on the paintable surface before the final paint is applied. Before you apply putty or primer you have to sand the wall with sandpaper. Putty is a kind of paste prepared for applying on walls to fill in any minor dents or to level the surface. Since putty is absorbent, a coat of paint applied directly over it would lead to the paint being absorbed unevenly, leading to patches. A primer layer on top of the putty is a must. It takes away the unevenness caused by putty and the final paint comes out perfect. Thus, you get both protection and good finish..
  • Primer paint is a preliminary layer of coating that is applied on the materials prior to the paint. It ensures that the paint adhesion to the surface is proper, enhances the durability of paint, and imparts extra safety to the surface being painted. Primer also seals pores in permeable materials, and averts bleeding from knots. If suitably applied, primers will enhance the life of the paint, and also improve its appearance.
  • The pre-painting procedure for Interiors includes the following steps:
  • Check surface for dampness or water seepage.
  • Rectify the water seepage problem at the source. This could mean repairing leaking plumbing or cracks in the exterior walls.
  • Any loose plaster should be removed from the wall. Check for loose plaster by tapping on the walls. Any hollow sound means the plaster is loose.
  • Masonry work to be undertaken to fill up all cracks and repair broken plaster.
  • While Painting you need to keep in mind some Tips:
  • To save on costs, buy paint in the largest pack possible.
  • Stir and strain the paint thoroughly before application.
  • Rectify existing surface problems like cracks/seepage, etc before the actual painting process.
  • Ensure that the paint is bought from an authorized dealer.
  • Ensure that the shop has an additional quantity of paint in case you need it later (of course, at our dealers especially Colour World, you will not find this problem.)
  • If you are using thinners, primers and undercoats, ensure that they are of good quality.
  • Always clean spilt/splashed paint with a recommended thinner while it is still wet.
  • While painting, one must take a few precautions, such as:
  • Do not use cotton rags for cleaning, use soft synthetic or muslin cloth. Otherwise, threads will stick to the surface leading to a patchy, uneven finish.
  • Do not apply the next coat without the first one drying, otherwise you will have a wrinkly, patchy finish as well as loss of gloss.
  • Do not sandpaper very hard, otherwise there will be scratches, roughness and poor gloss.
  • Do not apply very thick coats, otherwise there will be a thick rough finish, resulting in slow drying.
  • Avoid mixing paints yourself. Buy readymade paints as far as possible, otherwise there will be patchy and inconsistent columns in the finish.
  • We do not recommend you use kerosene for thinning of paint, otherwise there will be delayed drying and reduction in gloss.
  • If a thick layer of putty is applied there is a possibility of cracks developing after a period of time.
  • Avoid mixing paints yourself. Buy readymade paints as far as possible, otherwise there will be patchy and inconsistent columns in the finish.
  • We recommend you do not apply finished paint directly over putty, otherwise you will get a uneven finish. Always apply a coat of primer over putty and then the final coat..
  • Yes, all our products have no added lead.
  • We do not retail our products directly. You will have to purchase the paints from our authorized dealer, and for any discounts, it is the dealers discretion. Please note the pricing is done in such a way that the larger quantity you buy, the lesser you pay in proportion.
  • Lime wash is a very low substitute for paint. It has a poor finish, is neither washable nor durable. Also there is no choice of colour. Lime wash rubs off on hands, clothes etc from the walls easily.
  • It can be used over Royale Play also but it should definitely be avoided over Royale Aspira. Since Aspira is hydrophobic and adhesion will be an issue.
  • Cement paint consisting of white cement, extenders, with few additives, colourants to make it either white or coloured cement. It is used as coating normally for exterior side of building and is cheapest option.
  • Both Emulsions & Distempers have a few similarities as both are durable, and offer a wide range of shades to choose from. But some clear differences are that Emulsion paints give a silky and smooth finish to your walls, are more durable and long lasting, in addition to offering a wider range of shades to choose from.
  • Royale, Apcolite Emulsion, Tractor Distemper, Apcolite Lustre, Apcolite Matt and all the enamel paints are completely washable. They give a good finish to walls and can very easily clean any dirt or stains.
  • It is not a good idea to mix paints to get a particular shade. You will not get exactly the same shade from wall to wall, and the finish will be patchy and irregular. So, it is always better to use available shades. They are standard across all packs and never vary.
  • You can dust your walls from time to time. Remove stains with a sponge and mild soap while it is still wet. Take care not to press too hard while cleaning.
  • Prepare a smooth surface by sanding the surface with emery paper. Then, clean the surface to make it free of wood particles and dust. Apply Apcolite Wood Filler using a muslin cloth. Allow the filler coat to dry for 1 to 2 hours.
  • Duration of painting depends on the number of rooms you plan to paint and how many painters are working. Paint drying time for Emulsion is 4 hours minimum, though 6 to 8 hours is preferred. Distemper takes 6 to 8 hours, while Enamel, Primer, Lustre and Matt Finish requires 8 to 10 hours. Touchwood takes 6 to 8 hours.
  • Paints do not attract insects. Kitchens can have insects due to the presence of food. Since most paints are washable, it is easy to keep the walls clean. However it is advisable to opt for regular pest control in your house.
  • Paints do not attract insects. Kitchens can have insects due to the presence of food. Since most paints are washable, it is easy to keep the walls clean. However it is advisable to opt for regular pest control in your house.
  • Depending on the condition of the walls and the colour of previous paint, 2 to 3 coats should be applied.