Frequently Asked Questions on Paints | Kadisco Ethiopia

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can the products be applied during rainy season?

  • Well, every product has its own drying time. And its quite risky to paint during the rainy season. In case, you go ahead with the painting and it rains heavily, not allowing enough time for the paint to dry , you might have to face problems. Hence, we recommend you to observe the weather condition and then go ahead with painting.

how long should one wait before painting in case of a new construction?

  • You need to allow a curing period of about 30 days before painting.

what does curing period mean? why should one follow this process?

  • Curing period means the drying time of the wall. This is because the paint should not react with the chemical present in the cement.

can ink or other stains be washed off?

  • Most wall paints made by Kadisco Asian Paints are washable, compared to other brands. Common stains, like pencil marks, can be easily cleaned. But, it is difficult to clean tough stains. You may try using a mild detergent to clean the stains.

how do the stains on the floor be removed after the painting is over?

  • Any paint stains should be wiped off immediately. Use a mop and clean up each room after the painting is over. Enamel paint stains require thinner for cleaning. You can also use turpentine to scrub them off the floor.

do any kadisco asian paints’ paints offer protection against termites?

  • Yes. If entire furniture is coated with wood finish, it is difficult for the termites to attack the surface.

what paints can be used on the surface where there is already attack of termites?

  • If the termites have already infected the furniture, you will have to treat the furniture for termites, with the solutions easily available in the market, e.g. Termiguard. No Wood Finish is Termite proof.

what is the expiry date or shelf life of kadisco asian paints' paints?

  • If you haven't opened the lid of the product, it will last for 3 years from the date of manufacture of the Ppaint. If you have opened the lid of product, we recommend you use the product within the next 24 hours.

what is acrylic?

  • Acrylic basically means water based products, which have High Density Particles that result in an excellent finish on your walls.

what are emulsions?

  • Emulsions are water based paints which are applied on walls.

what is the difference between solvent-based and water-based paints?

  • Water-based paints are diluted with water, while solvent-based paints are diluted with solvents like Mineral Turpentine Oil (MTO). Emulsions are water-based paints while enamels, lustre and matt finishes are solvent-based paints. Emulsions look better on walls and are ideal for drawing rooms. Solvent-based paints are ideally suited for kitchens and bathrooms since they are water-resistant. Enamels are used on wood and Metals. Cost of water based paints are generally cheaper than solvent based paints.

what are primers and putty?

  • Primers and putties are applied on the paintable surface before the final paint is applied. Before you apply putty or primer you have to sand the wall with sandpaper. Putty is a kind of paste prepared for applying on walls to fill in any minor dents or to level the surface. Since putty is absorbent, a coat of paint applied directly over it would lead to the paint being absorbed unevenly, leading to patches. A primer layer on top of the putty is a must. It takes away the unevenness caused by putty and the final paint comes out perfect. Thus, you get both protection and good finish.

what is the role of primer paint?

  • Primer paint is a preliminary layer of coating that is applied on the materials prior to the paint. It ensures that the paint adhesion to the surface is proper, enhances the durability of paint, and imparts extra safety to the surface being painted. Primer also seals pores in permeable materials, and averts bleeding from knots. If suitably applied, primers will enhance the life of the paint, and also improve its appearance.

what is the pre-painting procedure for interiors?

  • The pre-painting procedure for Interiors includes the following steps: 1) Check surface for dampness or water seepage. 2) Rectify the water seepage problem at the source. This could mean repairing leaking plumbing or cracks in the exterior walls. 3) Any loose plaster should be removed from the wall. Check for loose plaster by tapping on the walls. Any hollow sound means the plaster is loose. 4) Masonry work to be undertaken to fill up all cracks and repair broken plaster.

what should be taken care of while painting?

  • While Painting you need to keep in mind some tips: 1) To save on costs, buy paint in the largest pack possible. 2) Stir and strain the paint thoroughly before application. 3) Rectify existing surface problems like cracks/seepage, etc. before the actual painting process. 4) Ensure that the paint is bought from an authorized dealer. 5) Ensure that the shop has an additional quantity of paint in case you need it later (of course, at our dealers especially ColourWorld, you will not find this problem). 6) If you are using thinners, primers and undercoats, ensure that they are of good quality. 7) Always clean spilt/splashed paint with a recommended thinner while it is still wet.

what precautions should be taken while painting?

  • "While painting, one must take a few precautions, such as: 1) Do not use cotton rags for cleaning, use soft synthetic or muslin cloth. Otherwise, threads will stick to the surface leading to a patchy, uneven finish. 2) Do not apply the next coat without the first one drying, otherwise you will have a wrinkly, patchy finish as well as loss of gloss. 3) Do not sandpaper very hard, otherwise there will be scratches, roughness and poor gloss. 4) Do not apply very thick coats, otherwise there will be a thick rough finish, resulting in slow drying. 5) Avoid mixing paints yourself. Buy readymade paints as far as possible, otherwise there will be patchy and inconsistent columns in the finish."

how can walls be protected from insects?

  • Paints do not attract insects. Kitchens can have insects due to the presence of food. Since most paints are washable, it is easy to keep the walls clean. However, it is advisable to opt for regular pest control in your house.

should a newly painted house be vacated for some time?

  • Your house will smell a little but it is not necessary to vacate it. Keep the windows open and the smell will disappear faster.

how many coats of paint should be applied?

  • Depending on the condition of the walls and the colour of previous paint, 2 to 3 coats should be applied.

how many years does the paint last for?

  • Good paints applied with the correct number of coats generally last for 5 to 6 years.

how long does a painting project take?

  • The duration of painting depends on the number of rooms you plan to paint, and how many painters are working. The Interior walls take approximately 10 to 15 days, and the exteriors usually takes approximately 15 days.

what is the role of primer in paint?

  • Primer paint is the preliminary layer of coating that is applied on the materials prior to painting. It ensures that the paint adhesion to the surface is proper, enhances the durability of paint, and imparts extra safety to the surface being painted. Primer also seals pores in permeable materials, and averts bleeding from knots. If suitably applied, primers will enhance the life of the paint, and also improve the appearance.

why are darker shades more expensive?

  • Dark shades are more expensive due to the pigments (mostly organicin) which are added to colour the base and get the required shade. Darker shades mean more quantity of pigments.

what is the stability of thinned paint?

  • It should be used within 24 hrs.