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.

Painting Process

  • The entire process can be divided into two steps 1. Surface preparation 2. Finish paint application

Find out the details of these steps based on the surface you want to paint. Choose one of the options below:


   Surface Preparation:   


    • Fill and level the minor undulations of the wall by applying putty. For best results, use Asian Paints Acrylic Wall Putty. In case of major undulations on the wall surface, POP (Plaster of Paris) work needs to be carried out. Ensure that the surface is uniformly smooth by sanding after POP or putty work.

    • One liberal coat Wall Primer is recommended on puttied areas before the application of top coat. If the primer coat is not applied over the puttied areas, there can be a patchy appearance of the top coat.

    • Use Decoprime Wall Primer to prepare your walls for painting. The primer should be allowed to dry for 4 - 6 hours.

Recommended dilution and application procedure of Ancillaries & Undercoats for interior walls:


SR. NO. PRIMERS/PUTTIES THINNER FOR 1 LITRE/KG OF MATERIAL THINNER NO. OF COATS RECOMMENDED & APPLICATION RECOATING TIME (HRS)
1 Decoprime Luxury Primer * 1 : 1 Potable Water 1 / brush 6 - 8 hours
2 AP Deco Wall Primer(WT) 1 : 1 Potable Water 1 / brush 6 - 8 hours
3 Tractor WT Primer 1 : 1 Potable Water 1 / brush 6 - 8 hours
4 AP Acrylic Wall Putty No Dilution required Potable Water 2 / Putty blade 4 - 6 hours
5 AP Asian Wall Putty 40 - 50% by volume Potable Water 2 / Putty blade 6 - 8 hours

* Decoprime Luxury Primer is specially designed for Royale Luxury and Royale Shyne Emulsion to enhance the final finish.




   Finish Paint Application:   


Asian Paints entire interior products can be categorized into three:


1. Water Based Paints

2. Solvent Based Paints

3. Special Effects Paints


Follow the recommended dilution and application for the respective products:


Water Based Paints


SR. NO. NAME OF PAINT THINNER FOR 1 LTR/KG OF PAINT IN MLS THINNER NO. OF COATS RECOMMENDED AND APPLICATION UNDERCOAT APPLIED RECOATING TIME (HRS)
1 AP Royale Aspira 250 - 350 ML Potable Water 2-3 coats / Roller & Brush Decoprimer Luxury WT Primer over Acrylic Wall Putty 4 - 6 hours
2 AP Royale Shyne 400 - 500 ML Potable Water 2-3 coats / Roller & Brush Decoprimer Luxury WT Primer over Acrylic Wall Putty 3 - 4 hours
3 AP Royale Luxury Emulsion 400 - 500 ML Potable Water 2-3 coats / Roller & Brush Decoprimer Luxury WT Primer over Acrylic Wall Putty 3 - 4 hours
4 AP Premium Emulsion 600 - 650 ML Potable Water 2-3 coats / Roller & Brush Decoprimer WT Primer over Acrylic/Exterior wall putty 4 - 6 hours
5 AP Tractor Emulsion 500 - 750 ML Potable Water 2-3 coats / Roller & Brush Decoprimer WT Primer over Acrylic/Exterior wall putty 4 - 6 hours
6 AP Tractor Acrylic Distemper 650 - 750 ML Potable Water 2 Coats /Roller & Brush Decoprimer WT Primer over Acrylic/Exterior wall putty 4 - 6 hours
7 AP Tractor Uno Distemper 600 - 700 ML Potable Water 2 Coats /Roller & Brush Decoprimer WT Primer over Acrylic/Exterior wall putty 4 - 6 hours

Solvent Based Paints


SR. NO. NAME OF PAINT THINNER FOR 1 LTR/KG OF PAINT IN MLS THINNER NO. OF COATS RECOMMENDED AND APPLICATION UNDERCOAT APPLIED RECOATING TIME (HRS)
1 AP Apcolite Premium Gloss Enamel Mineral Turpentine Oil 2 / Brush or Spray AP Metal Primer on Metal substrates / AP Wood Primers on Wooden substrates 10 - 12 hours
2 AP Apcolite Premium Satin Enamel 150 - 200 ML Mineral Turpentine Oil 2 / Brush or Spray AP Metal Primer on Metal substrates / AP Wood Primers on Wooden substrates 10 - 12 hours
3 AP Utsav Enamel 80 - 100 ML Mineral Turpentine Oil 2 / Brush or Spray AP Metal Primer on Metal substrates / AP Wood Primers on Wooden substrates 10 - 12 hours

Special Effects Paints


SR. NO. NAME OF PAINT THINNER FOR 1 LTR/KG OF PAINT IN MLS THINNER NO. OF COATS RECOMMENDED AND APPLICATION UNDERCOAT APPLIED RECOATING TIME (HRS)
1 AP Royale Luxury Emulsion Glitter 400 - 500 ML Potable Water 2 coats by Roller 2 coats of Base coat of Premium Emulsion white on Decoprime Luxury WT Primer over Acrylic Wall Putty 4 - 6 hours
2 AP Royale Play 40 - 50 ML Potable Water 1 / By roller followed by special effects tools 2 coats of Base coat (Royale Luxury Emulsion) on Primed & Puttied surface N/A

Note: The actual shade, especially the darker shades, can be observed only after the film is dry not in the can or
wet state. Felt rolling is to be done only for Royale finish.