wooden surfaces / opaque finishes

surface preparation

  • Previously painted wooden surfaces must be thoroughly 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 before applying putty or lambi.
  • Sand the applied putty with sand paper no. 180 and apply 2nd coat of wood primer.
  • Begin painting the wooden surface with top coat.

 

painting

  • 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 the specified ratio with the recommended thinner.
  • Allow it to dry for 6-8 hours, then apply putty or lambi.
  • Sand the applied putty with sand paper no. 180 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.
  • Enamels take longer to dry hence, extra care must be taken to ensure a dust-free environment while the paint is drying.
  • Two coats of paint is sufficient in most cases, however, if the earlier paint shade was significantly darker than the new one, an additional coat of paint is recommended.

 

transparent finishes

surface preparation

  • The wooden surface to be coated/ painted must be seasoned (moisture level between 10-15%). It indicates proper level of moisture and treatment to prevent deformation in extreme hot/ cold climate.
  • In the case of new wood surface, sand the surface with emery paper along the direction of the grain of wood to remove the roughness.
  • Follow this by applying suitable wood filler. The purpose of the filler is to fill the grains and pores, and it should not be used as putty. The excess filler must be removed by strokes along the grain pattern. After 30 minutes, the filler may be applied again if required. Allow 2 to 3 hours drying time.
  • Sand the filled surface with emery paper no. 320.
  • Staining with Apcolite Wood Stains is optional. Do not use Apcolite Wood Stains on exterior wooden surfaces.

 

painting

for new wood

  • Ensure that the surface to be coated is free from dust.
  • Choose any transparent coating from Asian Paints like Touchwood, Melamyne or PU Clear Finish.
  • Two to three coats of finish coating application are recommended to achieve the best results in terms of gloss and decorative appeal.
  • Containers should be tightly closed after use.

for pre-polished wood

  • Sand the surface along the grain with emery paper no. 180 followed by no. 320 to get a smooth uniform surface.
  • If staining is desired, completely remove the old finish. Wipe the surface free of loose dust.
  • Proceed with the finish paint coats as explained above.
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