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:   


    • For ferrous metal substrates, apply AP Metal Primer - Corrosion Resistant either by brushing or spraying.

    • For best results, allow the primer coat to dry for 6 hours and dry sand with emery paper no. 320 before application of subsequent coat.

Recommended dilution and application procedure for Ferrous Substrate:


SR. NO. PRIMERS/PUTTIES THINNER FOR 1 LITRE/KG OF MATERIAL THINNER NO. OF COATS RECOMMENDED UNDERCOAT APPLIED RECOATING TIME (HRS)
1 Asian Metal Primer Red Oxide 30 - 40 ML Mineral Turpentine Oil 1 / Brush or Spray N/A 6 - 8 hours
2 Utsav Metal Primer Red Oxide Tractor Metal Primer Red Oxide 30 - 40 ML Mineral Turpentine Oil 1 / Brush or Spray N/A 6 - 8 hours

   Finish Paint Application:   


    • Allow the surface to dry overnight after application of primer as above.

    • Apply finish paint ( Apcolite Premium Gloss Enamel or Apcolite Premium Satin Enamel or Tractor Enamel ) using the recommended thinner. For best results, apply two coats allowing 8 hours of drying time between two coats.

    • The first coat should be wet sanded with waterproof emery paper grade 400 before applying the second coat.

Recommended dilution and application procedure for respective products


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 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
2 AP Apcolite Premium Gloss 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
3 AP Tractor 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