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Well, every product has its own drying time. And its quite risky to paint during the rainy season. If in case, you go ahead with the painting and it rains heavily, not allowing enough time for the paint to dry , you might have to face problems. Hence, we recommend you to observe the weather condition and then go ahead with painting.
You need to allow a curing period of 45 days for exteriors, and 3-6 months for interiors.
Curing period means the walls should be left bare. This is because the paint should not react with the chemical present in the cement.
Most wall paints made by Asian Paints are washable, compared to other brands. Common stains, like pencil marks, can be easily cleaned. But, it is difficult to clean tough stains. You may try using a mild detergent to clean the stains.
Any paint stains should be wiped off immediately. Use a mop and clean up each room after the painting is over. Enamel paint stains require thinner for cleaning. You can also use turpentine to scrub them off the floor.
Yes. If entire furniture is coated with Wood Finish, it is difficult for the termites to attack the surface.
If the termites have already infected the furniture, you will have to treat the furniture for termites, with the solutions easily available in the market, e.g. Termiguard. No Wood Finish is Termite proof.
If you haven't opened the lid of the product, it will last for next 3 years from the date of manufacture of the Paint. If you have opened the lid of product, we recommend you use the product within the next 24 hours.
Acrylic basically means water based products, which have High Density Particles that result in an excellent finish on your walls.
Emulsions are acrylic based paints, which are water based. These are available for Interior Wall surfaces as well as Exterior Wall surfaces.
Both Emulsions & Distempers have a few similarities as both are durable, and offer a wide range of shades to choose from. But some clear differences are that Emulsion paints give a silky and smooth finish to your walls, are more durable and long lasting, in addition to offering a wider range of shades to choose from.
We offer you a choice in Emulsions itself. Royale, which is a premium brand, is more costlier than distempers. Tractor Emulsions are comparable, price wise to any Distemper.
All emulsion paints give a smooth finish and soft feel to the wall. They come in lovely shades and are long lasting. Royale is the most premium emulsion. It looks better on your walls whist imparting a mild shine to the walls, that gives your room a silky and classy look. With the right lighting, your walls will appear to glow.
Water-based paints are diluted with water, while solvent-based paints are diluted with solvents like Mineral Turpentine Oil (MTO). Emulsions are water-based paints while enamels, lustre and matt finishes are solvent-based paints. Emulsions look better on walls and are ideal for drawing rooms. Solvent-based paints are ideally suited for kitchens and bathrooms since they are water-resistant. Enamels are used on wood and Metals.
Primers and putties are applied on the paintable surface before the final paint is applied. Before you apply putty or primer you have to sand the wall with sandpaper. Putty is a kind of paste prepared for applying on walls to fill in any minor dents or to level the surface. Since putty is absorbent, a coat of paint applied directly over it would lead to the paint being absorbed unevenly, leading to patches. A primer layer on top of the putty is a must. It takes away the unevenness caused by putty and the final paint comes out perfect. Thus, you get both protection and good finish.
Primer paint is a preliminary layer of coating that is applied on the materials prior to the paint. It ensures that the paint adhesion to the surface is proper, enhances the durability of paint, and imparts extra safety to the surface being painted. Primer also seals pores in permeable materials, and averts bleeding from knots. If suitably applied, primers will enhance the life of the paint, and also improve its appearance.
The pre-painting procedure for Interiors includes the following steps: 1) Check surface for dampness or water seepage. 2) Rectify the water seepage problem at the source. This could mean repairing leaking plumbing or cracks in the exterior walls. 3) Any loose plaster should be removed from the wall. Check for loose plaster by tapping on the walls. Any hollow sound means the plaster is loose. 4) Masonry work to be undertaken to fill up all cracks and repair broken plaster.
While Painting you need to keep in mind some Tips: 1) To save on costs, buy paint in the largest pack possible. 2) Stir and strain the paint thoroughly before application. 3) Rectify existing surface problems like cracks/seepage, etc before the actual painting process. 4) Ensure that the paint is bought from an authorized dealer. 5) Ensure that the shop has an additional quantity of paint in case you need it later (of course, at our dealers especially Colour World, you will not find this problem.) 6) If you are using thinners, primers and undercoats, ensure that they are of good quality. 7) Always clean spilt/splashed paint with a recommended thinner while it is still wet.
While painting, one must take a few precautions, such as: 1) Do not use cotton rags for cleaning, use soft synthetic or muslin cloth. Otherwise, threads will stick to the surface leading to a patchy, uneven finish. 2) Do not apply the next coat without the first one drying, otherwise you will have a wrinkly, patchy finish as well as loss of gloss. 3) Do not sandpaper very hard, otherwise there will be scratches, roughness and poor gloss. 4) Do not apply very thick coats, otherwise there will be a thick rough finish, resulting in slow drying. 5) Avoid mixing paints yourself. Buy readymade paints as far as possible, otherwise there will be patchy and inconsistent columns in the finish.
We do not recommend you use kerosene for thinning of paint, otherwise there will be delayed drying and reduction in gloss.
If a thick layer of putty is applied there is a possibility of cracks developing after a period of time.
Avoid mixing paints yourself. Buy readymade paints as far as possible, otherwise there will be patchy and inconsistent columns in the finish.
We recommend you do not apply finished paint directly over putty, otherwise you will get a uneven finish. Always apply a coat of primer over putty and then the final coat.
Yes, all our products have no added lead.
We do not retail our products directly. You will have to purchase the paints from our authorized dealer, and for any discounts, it’s the dealers discretion. Please note the pricing is done in such a way that the larger quantity you buy, the lesser you pay in proportion.
Lime wash is a very low substitute for paint. It has a poor finish, is neither washable nor durable. Also there is no choice of colour. Lime wash rubs off on hands, clothes etc from the walls easily.
Apart from wall paints, we offer paints for wood, metals and paints for automobiles. There is a huge variety of colours to choose from.
It can be used over Royale Play also but it should definitely be avoided over Royale Aspira. Since Aspira is hydrophobic and adhesion will be an issue.
Cement paint consisting of white cement, extenders, with few additives, colourants to make it either white or coloured cement. It is used as coating normally for exterior side of building and is cheapest option.
There are many advantages to cement paints: 1) Economy paint for exterior surfaces. 2) It has slight waterproofing property due to cement content. 3) It also lasts upto 1 year. There are certains disadvantages as well, namely: 1) You will have to wet the surface with water and cure (sprinkle water) atleast twice a day after painting for 2 days. This needs water in ample quantity. 2) It is to be used within 2 hours as cement solidifies after this and becomes useless. 3) Very limited range of shades due to alkaline nature of the surface unlike hundreds of shades in exterior emuslion paints. 4) Life is less than compared to exterior emuslion paints. Sometimes problem of lime blooming (patchiness, white streaks)is associated with cement paint.
Cement paint, though used extensively for exteriors, does not last very long. We do have a brand of cement paint. However, it is best to use a good exterior paint finish like Apex Ultima, Apex Weather Proof Exterior Emulsion or a more economical paint like Ace Exterior Emulsion.
Royale, Apcolite Emulsion, Tractor Distemper, Apcolite Lustre, Apcolite Matt and all the enamel paints from Asian Paints are completely washable. They give a good finish to walls and can very easily clean any dirt or stains.
It is not a good idea to mix paints to get a particular shade. You will not get exactly the same shade from wall to wall, and the finish will be patchy and irregular. So, it is always better to use available shades. They are standard across all packs and never vary. Asian Paints offers you a wide range of shades to choose from.
You can dust your walls from time to time. Remove stains with a sponge and mild soap while it is still wet. Take care not to press too hard while cleaning.
Prepare a smooth surface by sanding the surface with emery paper. Then, clean the surface to make it free of wood particles and dust. Apply Apcolite Wood Filler using a muslin cloth. Allow the filler coat to dry for 1 to 2 hours.
Duration of painting depends on the number of rooms you plan to paint and how many painters are working. Paint drying time for Emulsion is 4 hours minimum, though 6 to 8 hours is preferred. Distemper takes 6 to 8 hours, while Enamel, Primer, Lustre and Matt Finish requires 8 to 10 hours. Touchwood takes 6 to 8 hours.
Paints do not attract insects. Kitchens can have insects due to the presence of food. Since most paints are washable, it is easy to keep the walls clean. However it is advisable to opt for regular pest control in your house.
Your house will smell a little but it is not necessary to vacate it. Keep the windows open and the smell will disappear faster.
Depending on the condition of the walls and the colour of previous paint, 2 to 3 coats should be applied.
Good paints applied with the correct number of coats generally last for 5 to 6 years.
The duration of painting depends on the number of rooms you plan to paint, and how many painters are working. The Interior walls take approximately 10 to 15 days, and the Exteriors usually takes approximately 15 days.
We are sorry to inform you that we do not have paints which provide a cooling effect.
The curing period for a newly constructed exterior surface is 30 days from the day of plastering done (depending on exposure and weather conditions).
The curing period for a newly constructed exterior surface is 3 to 6 months from the day of plastering done (depending on exposure and weather conditions).
The curing period for re-plastered wall surface is 7-14 days (for plaster thickness upto 7-10 milimetre).
Use PH paper (Range 8-14). PH of the plastered wall should be less than 12.
No, we don't manufacture any such product.
Paint composition for any product is confidential thing. We regret to inform you that the same cannot be shared with anyone. However, basic paint ingredients can be found on google.
We're sorry, but we don't manufacture any such product.
We're sorry, but we don't manufacture any such product.
We don't manufacture any paint that can be used as Projector Screen. However, one can use Exterior Paints like Apex (White), Apex Ultima (White) after smoothening the exterior surface with exterior putty (Asian Wall Putty) to be used as a Projector Screen.
For newly constructed wall - Alkalinity level of wall needs to be checked with PH paper before painting. The PH level should be less than 12. If the PH level is high, then further curing is required. Follow the recommended painting process as mentioned on the website.
All the paints mentioned are water-based paints, and contain no lead. Also, all other paints from Asian Paints are lead-free (contains no added lead).
Currently, we do not have any product to go on WPC or PVC. The existing Wood Finishes product will not adhere to the WPC/PVC surface as they are too smooth.
There is no option of online payment currently. Also, we do not deliver paints directly as of now. It is retailed via our dealer network only.
The primary difference between Royale Lustre and Royale Luxury Emulsion/Apcolite Emulsion is that Royale Lustre helps in the development of Daana Pattern. This is basically due to the difference in viscosity of the product compared to other emulsions and Lustre finish always has a slightly higher sheen level than any other emulsion. Lustre finish can also be used as a flat finish without Daana Pattern, where it will look and perform like Royale Emulsion but with slightly higher sheen. Royale Lustre would primarily be used for bringing out the Daana Pattern on the walls which is not possible with a regular Emulsion. Also the surface preparation for Royale Lustre for Daana Pattern is different where Primer + Putty + Asthar (1 part enamel and 1 part solvent primer) is used for base preperation and then the top coat of Royale Lustre is applied without dilution with a long nap roller to bring out the Daana Pattern. In case you would want to compare different emulsions, please use the comparison application on our website: www.asianpaints.com.
Oil Primer is nothing but Decoprime Wall Primer -Solvent Thinnable. It will not reduce any durability of the Topcoat. It has good compatibility with all Asian Paints Interior Products.
Kerosene is composed of saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon. It has low or no aromatic components. Its boiling range is around 150 - 300 degree Celsius. Mineral Turpentine Oil has up to 40% aromatic constituents, which gives Mineral Turpentine Oil good solvent power and the distillation range is 150 to 240 degree Celsius. White spirit is a petroleum-derived clear, transparent liquid. Its boiling point is 65 degree Celsius. All the above solvents are used to cut the viscosity of the solvent based paints. But the solvents are recommended based on the product and thinner compatibility. If the wrong thinner is used, it may lead to issue of poor hardness, less gloss and less durability.
Kerosene/White Spirit are not suitable as a olvent due to incompatible chemical properties of Touchwood. It may lead to lesser durability, poor gloss and slow drying. MTO or Mineral Turpentine Oil is commonly available in Paint Dealer shops/ Hardware shops. It is often locally called as "Tarpin Oil". Please check with the Dealer if the solvent that he calls "Tarpin Oil" is used as solvent for Enamel Paints. If yes, then it can also be used for Touchwood.
PU Palette interior is a luxury product and part of our colour range of PU. A total of 143 shades are available within this range. Out of these 113 are solid shades and 30 are metallic shades. Since the requirement is of an opaque shade, PU Palette interior would be the right choice. PU Palette offers significant advantages over Melamyne in terms of its structural properties. It's stain, heat, scratch and solvent resistance is higher and so is its durability. Also the gloss level of PU Palette is higher as compared to Melamyne.
There is no specific chemical available to remove Ultima stains from Cloth. You may try regular detergent (soaked for overnight) and then try and remove by wirebrush.
One can remove dust on wall by using household sponge and mild soap solution (i.e. liquid soap-5% in water). Wiping needs to be done for entire wall (not in patches). You can also clean the surface with a plain cloth or sponge or use a Vacuum cleaner if required.
The budget provided by Paint Budget Calculator is just an estimation of costs and there would be variations in the +/-20% range depending on city, location etc
There is no permanant solution to it. One can try NC thinner available in the market or stain remover from any branded company for removing the same. But chances of granite losing gloss cannot be eliminated. Hence, one needs to be careful while removing.
In case the condition of the old paint is good i.e. no signs of chalking (dusting), flaking etc then do sanding with a 80/120 no. sand paper and follow the recommeded painting procedure. No need to reapply POP (Plaster of Paris).
None of our products including enamels contain any ‘added lead’. There might be some lead particles either in the raw material used or created during formation of enamel and thus it will not be completely lead free. However there is no added lead in our enamel paints. There is no measure of how much lead is present in enamels.
Cleaning Instructions: 1) For Royale – Take a mild soap solution (5% in water) or Liquid soap/detergent powder and wipe the walls using a household sponge. Wipe the entire wall to avoid any patches. 2) For Ultima – Clean the exterior wall using only water. Do not use jet pressure while cleaning or you might damage the paint.
Since the construction is new, it is necessary to check the alkalinity of the plastered surface. The same can be checked using ph paper (available in the market). If the alkalinity is high i.e. more than 12 then do not paint, wait for some time. If alkalinity is between 8-11, then painting can begin using the recommended painting system (check on Asian Paints website). Ensure there is no leakage/seepage, cracks on the walls or will affect the paint during or after monsoon.
We have not tested our products for anti termite applications. We can recommend the use of Touch Wood Exterior and PU Exterior for masking chemicals. We can apply these products on chemically treated pallets but have not tested the migration of these applied chemicals (present in treated pallets). This will improve the durability of pallet, but will not take care of wear and tear during fork lifting and operational movement of pallets.
We don’t have any paint that suits your requirement.
Ideally, exterior painting is not recommended while it’s raining. As each coat of exterior paint requires 3-4 hours as drying time and 24 hours for the paint film to get completely cureed. Therefore, it is not recommended to paint while its raining. In the case of after applying coat of paint, it rains within 4 hours then there are chances that paint film may wash away.
Emulsion paint is water based with some additives to make it more durable, but can usually be scrubbed off with water and detergent. Enamel paint is solvent based, and permanent. It can only be removed with a solvent. Use emulsion to cover large surfaces cheaply and where you may want to change the colour - use enamel paint (which is much more expensive).
The main reasons of paint failure after application on surface are the applicator and improper treatment of surface.
1 litre of Apex Duracast SwirlTex corresponds to 2.015 Kilograms.
The relationship between dry and wet film thickness depends on the volume of solids in the coating. Solids by volume is normally given as a percentage of the total volume of tha paint. DFT = WFT X solids by volume e.g. If Wet Film Thickness is 100 microns and solids by volume is 75% (0.75), Dry Film Thickness comes to be 75 microns.
The applied wet film thickness depends on many variables such as the type of coating, application method (air pray, brush, roller, airless spray, electrostatic, tribo gun, etc.), equipment quality, operator, substrate material, the size and shape of the part etc. Incorrect coating thickness could lead to technical problems or excessive costs.
Extremely low dry film thickness can lead to: 1) Insufficient corrosion protection 2) Hiding power problems 3) Erosion - removal of paint film from selected areas 4) Grinning - underlying surface is visible 5) Rust Spotting 6) Undercutting - visual corrosion beneath the film
Extremely high film thickness causes problems like: 1) Extra material costs 2) Sagging (Sags), Runs - downward movement of paint soon after application 3) Alligatoring - very large cracking 4) Cracking 5) Mud Cracking - paint appears as dried-out mud flat with network of random cracks 6) Tackiness - stickiness in film
Primer paint is the preliminary layer of coating that is applied on the materials prior to painting. It ensures that the paint adhesion to the surface is proper, enhances the durability of paint, and imparts extra safety to the surface being painted. Primer also seals pores in permeable materials, and averts bleeding from knots. If suitably applied, primers will enhance the life of the paint, and also improve the appearance.
Exterior PU has UV Guards which help against UV rays, also, wood in exterior tends to expand and contract more as compared to Interiors – Hence Exterior PU is flexible enough to not crack. Interiors on the other hand requires to be stronger in other properties like: 1) Scratch Resistance 2) Stain Resistance 3) Heat resistance, etc These properties and stronger in case of Interior PU.
Dark shades are more expensive due to the pigment's (mostly organicin) which are added to colour the base and get the required shade. Darker shades mean more quantity of pigments.
Royale being the world-class luxury paint with Perfect Finish™ needs to be applied on a completely smooth and dry surface. We request you to keep such a patch identified and these patches will be in nice shapes, so they will only add some drama to your room.
It should be used within 24 hrs.
Royale Play is Special Effects Paint from our collection. It is a two-tone, soft textured paint that will add dimension to your walls with its range of special effect finishes; Spatula, Brushing, Combing, Sponging, Color wash, Ragging, Dapple, Weaving, Crinkle and Canvas. Royale Play is a water based special effects finish, which is washable, water repellant, stain resistant and very easy to clean. Further, dust pick up is very low, allowing your walls to retain their looks for a long time with minimum of effort. (All are tint able)
Yes, Royale Play paint and tools are available at our select dealer outlets and you can buy the same from them. (For the cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Mangalore, Vijaywada, Cochin, Calicut & Trivadrum. Give the dealer details, also give APHS details for these cities wherever available). However, the application requires a trained contractor and hence, we would recommend that you purchase the paint as an application from our dealer who would also help you get in touch with a trained skilled contractor
We have launched Royale Play range of special effect finishes with techniques like Spatula, Brushing, Combing, Sponging, Color wash and Ragging that gives your walls texture, life and character. For ideas you can visit Image Gallery section of our website at http://www.apiants.com/royaleplay. Also visit the Ideas section under each special Effect to know how and where you can best use each effect.
We have already launched Royale Play Stucco-Marble Finish in APHS locations & Royale Play Metallic in most locations.
It’s available in all cities except Cochin and Coimbatore through APHS.
Royale and Royale Glitter Collection are flat paints with a wide variety of shades. Royale Play is a special effects texture paint which is applied over a base coat of Royale. It is a translucent paint and the textures are created with special tools – the effects are a combination of the base coat of Royale and top coat of Royale Play. Like Royale, Royale Play is also washable, smooth and all the other properties are akin to that of Royale.
Teflon is a high performance range of quality engineering additives, which give special and superior properties, such as: 1) Easy clean 2) Non Stick and Repellent Surface 3) High Durability
The VOC Levels for some of our Interior and Exterior Emulsions as measured by an external laboratory by a test method (ASTM D 6886) specified by the standard are as under: 1) Product Name 2) Coating Type 3) VOC in grams/litre 4) Tractor Emulsion - Smooth Wall Finish (White) - Flat 24.14 5) Royale Luxury Emulsion (Regal White) - Non Flat 55.62 6) Royale Shyne (White) Non-Flat 56.31 7) Apex Ultima Weather Proof Exterior Emulsion (Brilliant White) Non-Flat 33.67 8) Apex Weather Proof Exterior Emulsion (Classic White) Non-Flat 32.34 9) Ace Exterior Emulsion (White) Flat 22.22 10) Tractor Acrylic Distemper (Snow White) Flat 28.22 11) Premium Emulsion (White) Flat 41.30 12) Flat Paint (Tractor Emulsion - Premium Emulsion, Ace Exterior, Tractor Acrylic Distemper) - All Whites - VOC Levels = Less than 50 gms/litre as mentioned in the table 12) Non Flat Paint( Royale, Royale Shyne, Apex, Apex Ultima) - All Whites - VOC Levels = Less than 100 gms/litre. Please note that for shades, the figure will vary as we add colorants which will change the VOC levels.
The wordmark has become more compact. It is not stretched horizontally as earlier. The 3 dots on Royale have been shifted from ‘y’ to ‘o’ to make it look more premium.