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:   


    • Apply wood primer by brush after thinning to given ratio by recommended thinner.

    • Allow it to dry for 6-8 hours and then apply 2nd coat of wood primer.

Recommended dilution and application procedure for wooden surface


SR. NO. PRIMERS/PUTTIES THINNER FOR 1 LITRE/KG OF MATERIAL THINNER NO. OF COATS RECOMMENDED & APPLICATION UNDERCOAT APPLIED RECOATING TIME (HRS)
1 AP Wood Primer 40 - 50 ML Mineral Turpentine Oil 1 / Brush or Spray N/A 6 - 8 hours

   Finish Paint Application:   


For opaque finish


    • You can choose conventional enamels ( Premium Satin Enamel / Premium GlossEnamel ).

    • Enamels are normally applied by brushing, although they can also be sprayed.

    • The drying time of enamels is longer; hence care must be taken to ensure a dust free environment while the paint film is drying.

    • Two coats of paint is sufficient in most cases, however if the earlier paint shade was significantly darker than the new shade an additional coat of paint is recommended.

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


For Transparent Finishes


    • Choose any transparent coating from Asian Paints -Melamyne or Touchwood.

    • Two to three coats of finish coating application are recommended to achieve the best results in terms of gloss and decorative appeal.


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 Melamyne 200 - 400 ML Thinner 124 (Spray thinner) 2 coats by Spray/Brush AP Melamyne Sealer 8 - 10 hours
2 AP Touchwood 40 - 50 ML Mineral Turpentine Oil 2-3 coats by Spray/Brush N/A 8 - 10 hours

Note:Containers should be tightly closed after use.