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Tips and Advice

Tips for painting with Falu Rödfärg Knut&Foder

Get the best results! Find tips and advice to make your particular painting project a success.

Before painting

Good prep work lays the foundation for the best results – here you will find tips and advice for painting wooden bargeboards, eaves, corner boards, window trim and exterior wooden joinery with Falu Rödfärg Knut&Foder.

BRUSH THE SURFACE

If the wood is completely new and untreated, start by brushing the surface clean of dirt and dust.

If the wood has already been painted, all loose paint and wood must be removed with a scraper and wire brush. Then brush away any loose dust.

Use both a face mask and safety glasses when brushing as it creates a lot of dust.

WASH AND MOULD TREAT THE SURFACE

Then wash the surfaces with the appropriate type of facade cleaner. We also recommend always using an anti-mould product before painting.

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Tips when painting

Here are some tips for how you can get the best possible results.

CONDITIONS FOR SUCCESS

Before you start painting, you need to ensure that the wood is sufficiently dry – the moisture content should not exceed 15%. Also keep in mind that the daily temperature should not fall below +10 degrees, so check the weather forecast for the coming days and nights. Do not paint in direct sunlight or on a surface heated by the sun.

AVOID PAINT SPLASH

Regardless of which joinery you are going to paint, it is always recommended to mask and cover the adjacent surfaces that you do not want to paint. If you should still happen to spill or splash paint in the wrong places, you need to be quick with a drying cloth. A little water with soap or washing-up liquid can help with tough stains.

NUMBER OF STROKES

Start by stirring the paint thoroughly. On new, untreated wood, the paint must be diluted with 10% water for the first coat. Then let it dry for 48 hours before the next coat, this time with undiluted paint.

On previously painted surfaces, it is normally sufficient to apply undiluted paint.

On heavily exposed surfaces, for example surfaces facing south or west, it is advantageous to apply an extra coat after 72 hours – for extra-long durability.

AVOID SHADE DIFFERENCES

Keep in mind that the paint may change slightly between different production batches. If the paint can have different batch numbers, then change the can at the corner of the building to avoid possible shade differences.

After painting

You are done with the painting – great! But before you can sit back and enjoy, there are a few final things you need to do.

CLEAN YOUR TOOLS

After painting, wipe off as much paint as possible from the tools. Then clean them in water with a little detergent.

LEFTOVER PAINT

Paint residues and cans with leftover paint (even dried paint) must be handed in at a recycling centre.

ENJOY THE RESULT

When all the painting and cleaning is done, there is only one thing left: to enjoy the result of beautifully freshly painted wooden bargeboards, eaves, corner boards, window trim and exterior wooden joinery joinery. Why not combine these matt surfaces with a facade painted with Falu Rödfärg Original or Falu Rödfärg Träfasad to the perfect result?