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Complete guide for successful painting

Preparing the surface:

1) The surface must be clean and dry, devoid of moisture, dust, grease etc.

2) When the surface is already painted, it must be clear of loose materials, and spots that the color has no adhesion with the substrate.

3) All glossy surfaces must be grated with sandpaper, so they become rough and have better adhesion.

4) All the surfaces that are to be painted, must be primed with the suitable, for each occasion, primer.

Primer:

The effectiveness and performance of the primer will be as expected, and the durability of the paint better, when the primer is diluted with the correct analogy and cover the porous surface.

Paint tools:

Tools must be clean and not worn out from multiple uses or time. According to the surface to be painted and the material, the right tools must be chosen in order to achieve maximum performance.

Dilutions:

Instructions inscribed in the packaging of the product must always be followed. Otherwise, consult the seller.

Environmental Application Conditions:

The indicated environment temperature for application of paint is from 5° C to 35° C. Avoid painting when the weather is rainy and the moisture in the atmosphere is increased ( >70%).

Store:

Packages that have already been opened and are about to be stored, must be sealed well and placed in a dry and cool room, in order to be suitable for future use without deteriorations.It is better not to store water-based colors that have been diluted with drinkable water, as fungus and unpleasant odors are developed.

Cleaning Dirty Surfaces:

Depending on the surface to be cleaned, there are specific mild cleaners that ease the cleaning process. It is advised to avoid the use of stiff brushes so that there is no danger in harming the film of the color.

Color dilution

The ratio and the solvent quality are important for proper dilution, as improper dilution or use of improper solvent can lead to unsatisfactory and low quality outcome. In order to have the desirable coverage, leveling, dry, invariant shade and durability, instructions in technical specifications or in product packaging for dilution must be followed.

Plastic-acrylic color dilution:

The plastic-acrylic colors exist prepared and packaged in the market in white color, but also in bases that help in proper coloring. According to the shade that the customer chooses, the proper base is been selected from automatic tools. The dilution ranges between 8%-12% / lt. Every material has different requirement in the water quantity in order to be diluted, as the density differs from company to company. The proper dilution is found with use and experience. Generally, plastic and acrylic colors do need much dilution because they have problem in coverage (more coats needed) if diluted too much. With one lt of color, 8-12 sq.m can be covered.

Leftover Color

It is important that the color that is going to be used, is diluted in separate container every time. That way, we close the container with the leftover color, and store it until we reuse it.

If we dont plan to reuse the color, we can give it in someone we know.

We avoid to empty the color in sewers and garbage bins.

Calculating surface area (m²)

1) The triangle surface area (m²) with base (B) and height (Y) is calculated by the formula: (B*Y)/2

2) The square and parallelogram surface area (m²) with base (B) and height (Y) is calculated by the formula: B*Y

3) The circle surface area (m²) with radius R is calculated by the formula: π*R², where π=3,14

Painting Tools Cleaning

The cleaning of the paint tools depends on the color used. Thus when paint using

1) Water-based products:

Rinse out the tools (rollers, brushes etc.) with cold and then with hot water and if needed, add detergent.

2) Solvent-based products:

Rinse out the tools (rollers, brushes etc.) with the solvent that was used to dilute the color. Alternatively, use White Spirit or Nitro thinner. Next rinse with hot water and if needed, add detergent.

Green Color

Green Color

The color that pollutes as little as possible through its life, from the extraction and production of the raw materials, the packaging, the delivery, the use, the duration and the final disposal to the environment.

The eco-label of the European Union

The eco-label of the European Union is the daisy. With this label are certified the green colors that meet the green criteria and referred to the 2002/739/EC and 2000/1980/EC directives of the European Union. Only the products that carry this label can be called green.

Metallic Surfaces Painting

Black Iron Painting (new)

Wash the surface with acetone and apply anti-rust primer. Depending the case, choose between using one component or two component primer. Next apply two component polyurethane paint, or one component metal paint.

Galvanized Surfaces Painting

Wash with acetone and apply Stancolac’s 812 two component epoxy primer. Next, apply two component polyurethane paint, or one component metal paint.

Rust

a) In metallic surfaces (railings, doors, windows etc.)

Can be caused by:

1) Bad surface preparation before the paint application

2) Bad color quallity

3) Non-existence of waterproofing protection

4) Aging of paint and bad weather conditions

Solution:

In already painted surfaces that rust has appeared, remove the rust using sandpaper until the metal appears. Next, grind lightly the rest surface. Apply one coat of minium and two coats of color. Alternatively, apply two coats of minium with color (2 in 1).

In sufaces that are not painted, remove the rust using wire brush. Next, convert the rusty metal to healthy metal, and at the same time prevent the rust from appearing in the rest of the metal with the application of Noverox’s Rost-Stop or Stancolac’s 121. Finally, apply one coat of minium and two coats of color. Alternatively, apply two coats of minium with color (2 in 1).

Through the system we have, we have the ability to offer you the minium and the color in same shade. Thus, if the color is hit or removed in some spots, there will be no different shade underneath.

b) In the irons of the building

Can be caused by:
1) Bad weather conditions

2) Non-existence of waterproofing protection

Solution:

Remove the rust using wire brush. Next, convert the rusty metal to healthy metal, and at the same time prevent the rust from appearing in the rest of the metal with the application of Noverox’s Rost-Stop or Stancolac’s 121. Finally, apply one coat of minium and two coats of color. Alternatively, apply two coats of minium with color (2 in 1).

Moisture

Black spots in roofs and walls

These black spots are fungi (mold), that are created from the humidity in the roofs or walls.

Cause:

a) High rate of humidity that comes from outer spots

b) Walls and roofs are not insulated, so there is big temperature difference between interior and exterior.

Solution:

a) Clean the black spots with Decotric’s Glutoclean AM anti-mold spray or Decotic’s AMS-Stop ecological spray

b) Coat the terraces and walls with anti-mold color, or isothermic Biosystem.

c) Insulate the terrace and exteriors with Stancolac’s Thermoroof and Stancolac’s Thermoplast  respectively.

d) In order to keep the place free of mold, we must ventilate enough during the day.

Bloating Plaster

Bloating plaster happens because of moisture inside the plaster.

Solution:

a) Check for any leakage in the plumbing.

b) Coat the seams of the tiles with waterproofing material.

c) Coat the exterior with SherwinWilliams’ Loxon insulation color.

d) Grate the bloat and coat the plaster with specific primer for moisture crystalization.

e) Apply acrylic stucco, prime with Biosystem ani-mold primer, and paint the surface.

Pool Painting

Preparing the surface:

1) New pool

Let the cement to dry out. Apply stucco where needed. Grate well the surface, and after remove the dust and dirts.

2) Old pool

Remove any peelings and apply stucco where needed.

Finishes and surface painting

1) New pool

Aplly a coat of epoxy primer Stancolac 850. After it dries out, grate lightly with sandpaper and apply two coats of epoxy 2-ingredients paint Stancolac 561 (in 6-24 hours). Alternatively, an easier solution is to apply two coats of Stancolac 560
2) Old pool

Apply one or two coats (in 6-24 hours) of epoxy 2-ingredients pool paint Stancolac 561, or alternatively, one or two coats of Stancolac 560

*These products have long endurance and lifetime when used with chloride water, sun protective oils and emulsions etc. They dont wear out or undergo chalknig from solar radiation.

Note: It is recommended that the pool fills with water 7 days after the completion of the painting. No time limit after 7 days.

Industrial Floor

Preparing the surface:

Grate the cement well. Aplly epoxy 2-ingredients Stancolac 800 stucco.

Finshing and surface painting:

Apply one coat of epoxy 2-ingredients Stancolac 850 primer. After grating with sandpaper 180, coat with epoxy paint 920. For better results, apply a second coat. Depending the case, the final color could be the self-leveling Stancolac 980, or the self-leveling Stancolac 950.

Our shop, can produce industrial color in any shade of your choise.