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.

Post Painting Care

This mainly includes the cleaning process immediately after painting & regular maintenance to ensure that your walls look as good as new, for longer.


Post Painting Cleaning:

All furniture & articles like fans, chandeliers and lamp shades should always be covered with plastic sheet before process of painting starts.


When painting your home, care should be always taken that the paint fallen on the floor should be wiped out on immediate basis.


    For Water Based Paints (distempers, wall putty, emulsion paints - interior as well as exterior including water based luxury enamel and primers):

    • Wash Immediately with cold water and wipe with clean cloth.

    • If the film is dried then first the drip should be soaked with water or dilute detergent solution. The film should be scrapped by a suitable scrapper taking precaution not to damage the appearance of the substrate.

    For Solvent Based Paints (enamels, interior wall primers, Touchwood; etc.)

    • Wash Immediately with mineral turpentine oil and wipe with clean cloth.

    • If the film is dried then the drip should be soaked with mineral turpentine. Scratch the film by a suitable scrapper taking precaution not to damage the appearance of the substrate. Then the area should be wiped with water or dilute detergent solution and dried.

    For Wood Finishes

    • The drips of Melamyne can be cleaned by soaking with Thinner T -124 and then wiping out with dean cloth.

    Regular Maintenance Cleaning:

    • Most wall paints (like emulsions and washable distempers) can be periodically cleaned with a mild soap water solution.

    • Cleaning can be done at least 2 weeks after application of finished coat for removing the dust collected on the surface. After that, please note that the older the stains, the more difficult it to remove.

    • Special care should be taken for the passages, kitchens and children's rooms where soiling is maximum.

    • Every month, keep a day aside to clean the walls. Use a sponge and mild soap solution and lightly scrub the areas that have stains. Heavy scrubbing may result in permanent damage to the paint film.

    • In case of severe staining (like spilled food) clean the walls immediately before the stain dries up.

    • Children's rooms are likely to get dirty far more quickly than the rest of the house. Hence it is advisable to get a single coat of paint done every two years or so. However one must ensure a light sanding of the surface with emery paper 400 to make the surface conducive for fresh paint adhesion & dirt removal.

    • Check your walls periodically for signs of paint flaking or peeling. This could be the first sign of water leakage or seepage problems. The moment such problems are noticed, get a contractor to look at the problem area. If the problem is localized (only occurring in specific areas) and the source of water seepage is detected, have it rectified immediately to prevent the water seepage from spreading further. This might require repainting one or two walls. Ignoring the problem however will aggravate the matter and will turn out to be much more expensive later.

    • Enamel paint on the doors and windows exposed to sunlight loses its gloss over time. It is a good practice to apply a single coat every two years to keep them looking fresh. However one must ensure a light sanding of the surface with emery paper 400 to make the surface conducive for fresh paint adhesion & dirt removal.