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EXTERIOR DISTEMPER PAINT

Falu Rödfärg Original

WHAT CAN I PAINT WITH FALU RÖDFÄRG ORIGINAL?

Falu Rödfärg is an outdoor paint for untreated, unplaned spruce and for repainting surfaces previously treated with distemper paint. New, prefabricated buildings may be painted using Falu Rödfärg Original given that the walls are supplied without primer or have been primed with distemper.

A UNIQUE PIGMENT, A UNIQUE PAINT

The natural pigment from the Falun mines gives the paint its unique look. Most distempers are affected by sunlight, and red paints are particularly sensitive in this respect. But Falu Rödfärg retains its beautiful shade year after year.

Wood is a living material, and unlike synthetic and oilbased paints, Falu Rödfärg lives along with the material. This allows the wood to breathe and it moves with the wood’s natural movements in sunshine, rain, snow, the heat and cold. Its natural, protective properties are the reason why Falu Rödfärg has become Sweden’s most beloved outdoor paint.

Quick Facts

Coverage

3 m² / litre

FINISH

Fully matte

Painting temp

Outside temperature +5°C to +25°C

Drying time

Non-sticky after 1 hour,
dry after about 24 hours

Technical Information

Binder

Linseed oil

Dilution

Water

Tools

Falu Rödfärg Paint Brush
Cleaned with water and detergent

VOCs

Limit value (Cat A/d): 130g/l (2010)
This product’s VOC: <130g/l

BENEFITS of the paint

Falu Rödfärg Original is a distemper, which is one of Sweden’s oldest and most widely used types of paint. The paint provides a permeable layer that allows the wood to breathe – it lets in moisture but is also quick to let it evaporate. This minimises the risk of rot.

EASY TO WORK WITH

The Original is a paint that is easy to apply, easy to maintain and lasts throughout the years. The paint is to serve as a sacrificial layer. It is time to repaint the house when the pigment is sitting loosely on the surface, when the paint is “chalking”. Then you simply need to brush away the loose paint from the facade using a Falu Rödfärg steel brush, and apply a new coat.

UNIQUE QUALITIES

Falu Rödfärg Original contains a unique pigment from the Falun mines’ mineralisation. Ore, poor in copper, has weathered over the centuries to form “red fines” which, in addition to copper, also contain a rare combination of more than twenty natural minerals such as iron ochre, silicic acid and zinc. The result is a paint with a stunning matte finish with coarse silicic acid crystals that refract and reflect light. In the warm evening twilight, the red colour becomes intense, almost luminous.

TRADITION

Falu Rödfärg is not just a house paint, it is Swedish cultural history in a tin. Its history can be traced back all the way to the 16th century. Since 1764, the paint has been produced by us, essentially using the same method and the same recipe as we use today. Few other phenomena have put their unique stamp on Sweden and the Swedish landscape in the way that Falu Rödfärg has managed to do.

Painting tips

What can I paint?

Falu Rödfärg is an outdoor paint for untreated, unplaned spruce and for repainting surfaces previously treated with Falu Rödfärg. New, prefabricated buildings may be painted using Falu Rödfärg Original given that the walls are supplied without primer or have been primed with distemper. 

When should I paint?

You will achieve the best results if you paint when it is reasonably warm and reasonably dry. Do not paint on surfaces while exposed to hot sunlight (the paint will dry too quickly and risks flaking) or on wet wood (moisture content should be below 18 per cent). Lowest permissible daily temperature is +5° C. 

PAINTING FOR THE FIRST TIME

New or untreated timber must be primed with one coat of Falu Rödfärg diluted with 10-20 per cent water. Wait at least 24 hours before finishing with an undiluted top coat. Bear in mind the paint must be worked into the timber thinly; thus ensuring that the film is not too thick.

Let the paint dry for at least a day and finish painting with undiluted paint.

Repainting

When painting over a previously distempered surface, brush away any dirt and loose paint. Ideally, begin with a steel brush and then brush off the entire surface with a broom. Once the surface is free of dirt and dust, paint one coat of undiluted Falu Rödfärg. 

Generally

Falu Rödfärg is a living product and the colour may vary a little due to different pigment firings. The paint cans are marked with batch numbers located at the top of the can immediately beneath the lid. Change batches at house corners to avoid differences in nuance. Stir the paint well; use clean tools to avoid getting bacteria in the paint.

The paint must be stored frost-free, and an unopened can usually lasts for two years.

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