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

    • Newly plastered surfaces must be allowed to cure for at least 35 days before painting. Check for pH of the surface (should not be more than 11).

    • If you are painting during the rainy season, allow for 2-3 days of total sunshine for the surface to dry out completely and before commencing painting.

    • Exterior cracks should be filled with 1:3 cement & sand mixture with proper curing of 3-4 days.

    • To ensure long protection, the surface to be painted should be free from dust, grease and any loose materials.

    • All external drainage pipes must be checked for rusting or leakage. Any faulty plumbing must be rectified.

       For old/ already painted surface

    • The most common problem with exterior walls, especially old constructions, is cracks in the wall. Avoid applying putty or filling compound while painting exterior surfaces. Fill up cracks with a 1:3 cement and sand mixture.

    • Special attention must be given to the roof. Check for cracks near the edges and close to the water reservoirs. Proper masonry or waterproofing work on the ceiling will enhance the performance of the painted surfaces.

    • Check for Dampness: Treat exterior walls from where the water is seeping in with recommended coats of Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Proof.

    • Previously oil painted surfaces should be sanded thoroughly to remove loose particles and made dull and matte for better adhesion. Exterior rough surfaces, previously coated with cement paint, should be wire brushed and washed with water thoroughly and dried completely. Before painting, ensure that the surface is free from chalking.