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Tips and Advice

Tips for painting with Falu Rödfärg Original

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 with Falu Rödfärg Original.

BRUSH THE SURFACE

If the facade was previously painted with residue pigment paint, it the surface can be cleaned thoroughly with a scraper and steel brush. Brush away the loose paint and wood until you get a solid surface to paint on. Falu Rödfärg’s steel brushes are adapted to effectively remove old paint without damaging the wood facade.

Use a face mask, safety glasses and gloves when you brush your facade clean, as it can get quite dusty.

WASH AND MOULD TREAT THE SURFACE

Use some form of algae and mould cleaner. If there are mould spores left in the wood, there is a risk that they will continue to grow after painting.

Målning med Falu Rödfärg Original.

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 the wood is sufficiently dry – the moisture content should not exceed 18%. Also keep in mind that the daily temperature should not fall below +5 degrees, so check the weather forecast for the next 24 hours. Do not paint in direct sunlight or on a surface heated by the sun. Stir the paint thoroughly before painting and use clean tools to avoid getting bacteria in the paint.

AVOID PAINT SPLASH

Cover the foundation, downpipes, windows and paving with cardboard or plastic. If you get paint splashes in the wrong places, wipe with a cloth with water and a little detergent before it has time to dry.

HOW TO PAINT

Apply the paint in thin layers and work it into the wood. Too thick layers can cause the paint to peel. We recommend a Falu Rödfärg brush that has a unique composition to give thin layers – for better results and save time.

Is the paint too thick? Try diluting it with a little water for a consistency that will be easier to work with. The consistency of the paint can vary.

Apply the paint to a few boards at a time along its entire length to avoid an overlapping appearance.

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 visible 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

Brushes and tools can be easily cleaned with water and a little ordinary washing-up liquid. Remove as much paint as possible from painting tools first before cleaning them in water.

LEFTOVER PAINT

Do not pour paint residues down the drain. Both paint residues and empty packaging should be handed in to a recycling station.

ENJOY THE RESULT

Don’t forget to celebrate the beautiful result with a party, maybe a BBQ and drinks with friends and family.