FRANK'S HOUSE OF COLOR

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Here are some of the most common problems people faces while painting their homes.

  1. The finish is patchy or uneven
  2. The paint is cracked or chipped
  3. The paint is flaked off
  4. A powdery white deposit has formed after painting
  5. The paint has blistered or swollen
  6. Tiny craters have formed on the paint
  7. The paint has not dried fully
  8. The paint has lost its gloss
  9. There are brush marks visible on the paints

Here are common questions people ask before buying the paints.

  1. If I put on two coats of paint, can I skip the primer?
  2. How can I use colour to make rooms appear larger?
  3. Which is better, latex or oil?
  4. How can I remove tough strains before painting?

 

  1. The finish is patchy or uneven
  2. Possible Reason: The surface is highly absorbent.

    Remedy: Apply an extra coat of primer.

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  3. The paint is cracked or chipped
  4. Possible Reason: Too much putty has been used, or the paint has been applied too quickly.

    Remedy: Avoid applying paint and putty too thickly.

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  5. The paint is flaking off
  6. Possible Reason: The primer coat has not been applied properly, and the putty is left exposed.

    Remedy: Cover putty completely with the primer coat.

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  7. A powdery white deposit has formed after painting
  8. Possible Reason: There are salts in the building materials.

    Remedy: Allow about six months between plastering and painting. Use paint with a porous film like emulsions and distempers.

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  9. Tiny craters have formed on the paint
  10. Possible Reason: Air or gases are trapped between surface and the paint film.

    Remedy: Allow the surface to be fully dry before paint application, especially between two coats of paint. Also avoid painting under direct sunlight.

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  11. Tiny craters have formed on the paint
  12. Possible Reason: The surface is greasy.

    Remedy: Clean the surface thoroughly with soap solution and water.

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  13. The paint has not dried fully
  14. Possible Reason: the surface is damp, oily or alkaline. There is poor air circulation.

    Remedy: reduce the impact of atmospheric conditions, as far as possible. Scrub greasy surfaces with a rag soaked in white spirit and wash with soap and water.

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  15. The paint has lost its gloss
  16. Possible Reason: The surface has been badly prepared and there is oil on the surface. The paint is too thin.

    Remedy: Clean the surface thoroughly and ensure that proper surface preparation procedures are followed.

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  17. There are brush marks visible on the paint

Possible Reason: The paint has been thinned enough. The final coat has been badly applied. A poor quality brush has been used.

Remedy: Ensure that the paint is applied using the right viscosity and good brush.

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  1. If I put on two coats of paint, can I skip the primer?
  2. Primers are different than paint. They contain binders that are specially designed to seal the surface so the topcoat can better adhere to and protect the surface. Besides, primers are usually less expensive than paint, which saves money on two coats.

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  3. How can I use colour to make rooms appear larger?
  4. To give a room a more open feeling, always paint the ceiling a light colour. For walls, it is just the same. Light coloured paints appear to recede into the walls, giving the sensation of greater space. Dark coloured paints make a room seem more intimate.

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  5. Which is better, latex or oil?
  6. Once oil base paints were the standard, but now technology has made latex paints as good or better for most applications. Latex paints are less expensive, easier to work with, and easier to clean. However, surface preparation is essential to achieve the best results with either type of paint.

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  7. How can I remove tough strains before painting?

Difficult strains may be removed by using household blench or paint thinner. Bleach will remove coffee and tea strains. Paint thinner will remove crayon and ballpoint pen.

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