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Tips for painting with Falu Rödfärg Träfasad

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

Förberedelser inför målning med Falu Rödfärg Träfasad.

Before painting

Good prep work lays the foundation for the best results – here you will find tips and advice before painting with Falu Rödfärg Träfasad.

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

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

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

Cover the nearby places where you don’t want to risk paint splashes, such as house foundations, downspouts, windows and paving, with cardboard or plastic. Any paint spills or splashes in the wrong places should be quickly removed 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 cans have different batch numbers, then change the can at the corner of the house 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, as much paint as possible is wiped off 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 everything is done, you can sit in your garden and enjoy the sight of a beautiful newly painted house! You can also enjoy the fact that you have approximately 8-12 years until the next repaint.