Home Painting Guide

Our home painting guide includes everything that you need to know to paint your house. This will guide you through the entire process of painting from start to finish in a simple and easy way.

Pre Painting Preparation

   For the new surface

    • Allow newly plastered surfaces to mature for a period of at least 6 months after the application of a coat of lime wash to ensure thorough drying of plaster and check for the pH of the wall.

    • Check for any seepage or leakage. Rectify the water seepage problem at source. This could mean repairing leaking pipes or cracks in the exterior walls.

    • Check for structural cracks, masonry work has to be undertaken to fill up all cracks and repair broken plaster.

    • Check for undulation on wall, any loose plaster should be scrapped from the wall. Check for loose plaster by tapping on the walls. A hollow sound indicates loose plaster.

    • Check for microbial growth.

       For old/ already painted surface

    • Remove loose particles and paint flakes. Scrape with sandpaper to ensure that the surface is dry and free from dust, dirt, oil or grease.

    • Previous coatings of lime wash or powder distemper or cement paint must be thoroughly scraped off. Earlier coatings of oil or synthetic emulsion paints, if in good condition, need not be removed. However, the gloss or sheen of such coating must be removed by thorough sanding.

    • Check for Dampness: If you see wet and discolored patches on the wall, then you must clearly understand that these are the signs of dampness. The sources of such dampness could be water leakages from internal drain pipes, bathroom tiles and rainwater seepage through exterior walls or terraces.

    • Treat Dampness by using the waterproofing range as per the defects visible in the interior walls.

    • Cracked or flaked paint must also be completely removed.