Wooden Surface – Opaque Finishes

Surface Preparation

  • Previously painted wooden surfaces must be properly sanded to remove any dust or grease.
  • Apply wood primer by brush after thinning to given ratio by recommended thinner.
  • Allow it to dry for 6-8 hours, then apply putty or lambi.
  • Sand the applied putty with 180 no. sand paper and apply 2nd coat of wood primer.
  • Now the wooden surface is ready for painting with the top coat

Painting

  • For opaque finish, you can choose conventional enamels (Apcolite Premium Gloss Enamel, Apcolite Premium Satin Enamel or Gattu Synthetic Enamel).
  • Apply wood primer by brush after thinning it to a given ratio with the recommended thinner.
  • Allow it to dry for 6-8 hours then apply putty or Lambi.
  • Sand the applied putty with 180 no. sand paper and apply second coat of wood primer.
  • Now the wooden surface is ready for painting with the top coat
  • Enamels are normally applied by brushing, although they can also be sprayed.
  • The drying time of enamels is longer; hence care must be taken to ensure a dust free environment while the paint film is drying.
  • Two coats of paint is sufficient in most cases, however if the earlier paint shade was significantly darker than the new shade an additional coat of paint is recommended.

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