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How do I waterproof a previously painted Tile Roof?
  • Wash the roof first. This is not only to clean off the dirt, but also to remove any algae growth and airborne pollution residue. Use a general purpose degreaser soap diluted with water. Don’t use any soap that contains ammoniac.
  • Check if the roof tiles are brittle and powdery. If the tiles are brittle the paint won’t stick for long. The tiles then need to be coated with a thinned-down coat of Paint Master Bonding Liquid. Paint Master Bonding Liquid needs to be thinned down to a ratio of 20L Bonding Liquid and 5L Turpentine. If the Bonding Liquid is not thinned-down enough it will also affect the adhesion of the paint. The Bonding Liquid should be thinned-down enough so that it does not leave a shiny surface. Leave the Bonding Liquid for 24 hours to dry. 
  • Start now with waterproofing 2-3 coats of Paint Master Umbrella with built in fibre. Wait 3-4 hours between coats, thereafter two coats of Paint Master Roof Master can be applied. Wait 3-4 hours between coats
  • By applying the paint with a roof brush you get a thicker film thickness and a more durable finish. 
  • Paint between 9 am and 4pm in summer and between 10am and 3pm in winter. Low temperatures and moisture as a result of dew and frost will impact on the performance of the paint


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Which primer do I need to use on raw ceilings?
  • Apply one coat of Paint Master Universal Undercoat to a raw ceiling and leave to cure for 24 hours
  • Thereafter apply two coats of Paint Master Hi Cover


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Which primer do I need to use for wood?

Raw wood should be primed with Paint Master Universal Undercoat to seal the wood and hide imperfections to provide an even surface. Leave the Paint Master Universal Undercoat for 24 hours to cure before painting the top coat. 



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What paint can I use that will be fitting for a Kitchen and Bathroom walls?

Paint Master KB Sheen can be painted as a top coat onto plastered walls in Kitchens and Bathrooms, once the proper cleaning and preparation has been done. KB Sheen has a built in anti-fungus agent that will fight the growth of mould and mildew. 



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How do I clean my Kitchen and Bathroom walls before painting?

Firstly you need to clean the wall you want to paint. Use a cloth or duster to remove any dust or dirt that may be on the surface, as the dust will mix with your paint and create an uneven surface. 

Thereafter, check whether these walls have mould. Mould needs to be removed by washing the mouldy areas with JIK or Sugar Soap. Leave the JIK or Sugar Soap for approximately 4 hours to ensure that it penetrates the mould. Wash the entire wall down with clean water. 

  • Always ensure that your home is well ventilated to prevent mould from forming, especially Kitchens and Bathrooms. 

Check for flaking or peeling paint. If your wall has loose paint on, adding another layer of paint onto an already peeling layer of paint, will not make the new layer of paint stick to your wall. First remove all the loose particles by sanding down with a sander or sand paper. These areas need to be filled with an All Purpose Crack Filler or replastered and then primed with Paint Master Universal Undercoat first before painting the top coat. If there are numerous patches on the wall, it would be beneficial to prime the entire wall to avoid patches or uneven areas.

If there are any cracks or holes in the wall, first fill these with an All Purpose Crack Filler. These filled areas need to be sanded once dry to ensure that these areas are even and can be painted with a Paint Master Universal Undercoat first before painting the top coat. If there are numerous patches on the wall, it would be beneficial to prime the entire wall to avoid patches or uneven areas. 



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What do I need to do to paint raw Ceilings in my Bathroom or Kitchen?
  • Firstly you need to clean the ceiling you want to paint. Use a cloth or duster to remove any dust or dirt that may be on the surface, as the dust will mix with your paint and create an uneven surface. 
  • Apply one coat of Paint Master Universal Undercoat to a raw ceiling and leave to cure for 24 hours
  • Thereafter apply two coats of Paint Master KB Sheen, as it has a built in anti-fungus agent to avoid mould from growing in damp areas such as Kitchens and Bathrooms. 


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How do I go about painting never-before painted metal surfaces?

Galvanised or Ferrous Metal  needs to be prepared properly before painting can commence. Firstly, check whether the surface is rusted. If so, apply Paint Master Rust Converter to the rusted area and ensure that the surface is rust free. Ensure that the surface is free of dust and dirt. Thereafter the surface can be primed with Paint Master Water Based Metal Primer before rust can form again. 

New galvanised metal contains an oily residue that needs to be cleaned first with a Galvanised Cleaner before the Paint Master Water Based Metal Primer can be applied. 

Any oxidation needs to be sanded down first. 

The Paint Master Water Based Metal Primer needs to cure, thereafter the top coat can be applied. 



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How do I clean my Exterior walls before painting?

Firstly you need to clean the wall you want to paint. Use a cloth or duster to remove any dust or dirt that may be on the surface, as the dust will mix with your paint and create an uneven surface. 

Thereafter, check whether these walls have mould. Mould needs to be removed by washing the mouldy areas with JIK or Sugar Soap. Leave the JIK or Sugar Soap for approximately 4 hours to ensure that it penetrates the mould. Wash the entire wall down with clean water. 

  • Always ensure that your home is well ventilated to prevent mould from forming, especially Kitchens and Bathrooms. 

Check for flaking or peeling paint. If your wall has loose paint on, adding another layer of paint onto an already peeling layer of paint, will not make the new layer of paint stick to your wall. First remove all the loose particles with either a high pressure washer or sand down with a sander or sand paper. These areas need to be filled with an All Purpose Crack Filler or replastered and then primed with Paint Master Water Based Plaster Primer first before painting the top coat. If there are numerous patches on the wall, it would be beneficial to prime the entire wall to avoid patches or uneven areas.

If there are any cracks or holes in the wall, first fill these with an All Purpose Crack Filler. These filled areas need to be sanded once dry to ensure that these areas are even and can be painted with a Paint Master Water Based Plaster Primer first before painting the top coat. If there are numerous patches on the wall, it would be beneficial to prime the entire wall to avoid patches or uneven areas. 



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How do I clean and prepare a newly plastered exterior wall for painting?
  • Make sure that there are no cracks or imperfections on the wall. If there are, apply an all purpose crack filler to fill up all hairline cracks and imperfections, and sand down to create a smooth surface. 
  • Now apply 1 coat of Paint master Water Based Plaster Primer and allow to hard dry for 3 to 4 hours. Drying time will be lengthened in damp or cold conditions. 
  • Once the preparation has been done, the top coats can be painted. 


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What is the best paint to use for Exterior walls?

A premium Paint Master acrylic paint such as Low Sheen and Sheen for the following reasons:

  • It is Stain-resistant and long-lasting
  • It is durable, smooth and has great coverage
  • Water based low-odor formula that dries to a beautiful, sheen finish

Paint Master Ultra Matt can also be used for a more matt finish, or Paint Master Mastertex which is a textured paint for walls that have a very uneven finish.



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What do I need to do before painting my new tile roof?
  • Wash the roof first. This is not only to clean off the dirt, but also to remove any algae growth and airborne pollution residue. Use a general purpose degreaser soap diluted with water. Don’t use any soap that contains ammoniac.
  • Check if the roof tiles are brittle and powdery. If the tiles are brittle the paint won’t stick for long. The tiles then need to be coated with a thinned-down coat of Paint Master Bonding Liquid. Paint Master Bonding Liquid needs to be thinned down to a ratio of 20L Bonding Liquid and 5L Turpentine. If the Bonding Liquid is not thinned-down enough it will also affect the adhesion of the paint. The Bonding Liquid should be thinned-down enough so that it does not leave a shiny surface. Leave the Bonding Liquid for 24 hours to dry. This is recommended for new Roof tiles as it will increase the spreading rate of the paint. 
  • Start now with waterproofing 2-3 coats of Paint Master Umbrella with built in fibre. Wait 3-4 hours between coats, thereafter two coats of Paint Master Roof Master can be applied. Wait 3-4 hours between coats
  • By applying the paint with a roof brush you get a thicker film thickness and a more durable finish. 
  • Paint between 9 am and 4pm in summer and between 10am and 3pm in winter. Low temperatures and moisture as a result of dew and frost will impact on the performance of the paint


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What do I need to do before painting my previously painted zinc roof?
  • The zinc needs adhesion in order for the paint to stick. Preparation is key and will include removing all loose particles and paint on the zinc roof. Afterwards, your zinc roof needs to be washed down with water and left to dry thoroughly.
  • Check whether the surface is rusted. If so, apply Paint Master Rust Converter to the rusted area. Sand down the rusted area, wash down with water and ensure that the surface is rust free.
  • Also ensure that the surface is free of dust and dirt.
  • Now prime the clean metal with Paint Master Water Based Metal Primer, one coat is sufficient. If you stay at the coast, it is best to apply 2 coats of Metal Primer. The spreading rate is approximately 7 m2 per litre. The Primer will take 24 hours to hard dry. 
  • Start now with waterproofing: Apply 2-3 coats of Paint Master Umbrella with built in fibre. Wait 3-4 hours between coats. Only use a brush and not a roller. The Primer will take 4 to 6 hours to hard dry. 
  • Apply 2 coats of Paint Master Roof Master. Wait for each coat to dry properly. Roof Master will touch dry in approximately 1 hour and hard dry in approximately 4 to 6 hours. The spreading rate is between 6 and 8 m2 per litre. You can use a brush or roller to paint the Roof Master. 


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What do I need to do before painting my new Zinc Roof?
  • The zinc of a new zinc roof contains a grease protective layer, which must be cleaned with galvanised cleaner. You need to repeat this process until substrate is water break free. Rinse off well with water and wait for zinc roof to dry. Only after this preparation has been done, the paint work can start. 
  • Now prime the clean degreased metal with Paint Master Water Based Metal Primer, one coat is sufficient. If you stay at the coast, it is best to apply 2 coats of Metal Primer. The spreading rate is approximately 7 m2 per litre. The Primer will take 24 hours to hard dry. 
  • Start now with waterproofing: Apply 2-3 coats of Paint Master Umbrella with built in fibre. Wait 3-4 hours between coats. Only use a brush and not a roller. The Primer will take 4 to 6 hours to hard dry. 
  • Apply 2 coats of Paint Master Roof Master. Wait for each coat to dry properly. Roof Master will touch dry in approximately 1 hour and hard dry in approximately 4 to 6 hours. The spreading rate is between 6 and 8 m2 per litre. You can use a brush or roller to paint the Roof Master. 


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What do I need to do before I can paint my previously painted Tile Roof?
  • Wash the roof first. This is not only to clean off the dirt, but also to remove any algae growth and airborne pollution residue. Use a general purpose degreaser soap diluted with water. Don’t use any soap that contains ammoniac.
  • Check if the roof tiles are brittle and powdery. If the tiles are brittle the paint won’t stick for long. The tiles then need to be coated with a thinned-down coat of Paint Master Bonding Liquid. If the Bonding Liquid is not thinned-down enough it will also affect the adhesion of the paint. The Bonding Liquid should be thinned-down enough so that it does not leave a shiny surface. Leave the Bonding Liquid for 24 hours to dry. Start now with waterproofing 2-3 coats of Paint Master Umbrella with built in fibre. Wait 3-4 hours between coats, thereafter two coats of Paint Master Roof Master can be applied. Wait 3-4 hours between coats
  • By applying the paint with a roof brush you get a thicker film thickness and a more durable finish. 
  • Paint between 9 am and 4pm in summer and between 10am and 3pm in winter. Low temperatures and moisture as a result of dew and frost will impact on the performance of the paint


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What do I need to do to paint a previously painted Ceiling in my Bathroom or Kitchen?
  • Firstly you need to clean the ceiling you want to paint. Use a cloth or duster to remove any dust or dirt that may be on the surface, as the dust will mix with your paint and create an uneven surface. 
  • Check whether the ceiling has mould. Mould needs to be removed by washing the mouldy areas with JIK or Sugar Soap. Leave the JIK or Sugar Soap for approximately 4 hours to ensure that it penetrates the mould. Wash the entire ceiling down with clean water. 
  • Always ensure that your home is well ventilated to prevent mould from forming, especially Kitchens and Bathrooms. 
  • It is recommended to prime a previously painted ceiling in the Kitchen and Bathroom with Paint Master Universal Undercoat, leave to cure for 24 hours and then apply 2 coats of Paint Master KB Sheen, as it has a built in anti-fungus agent to avoid mould from growing in damp areas such as Kitchens and Bathrooms.


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What do I need to do to paint raw Ceilings in my Bathroom or Kitchen?
  • Firstly you need to clean the ceiling you want to paint. Use a cloth or duster to remove any dust or dirt that may be on the surface, as the dust will mix with your paint and create an uneven surface. 
  • Apply one coat of Paint Master Universal Undercoat to a raw ceiling and leave to cure for 24 hours
  • Thereafter apply two coats of Paint Master KB Sheen, as it has a built in anti-fungus agent to avoid mould from growing in damp areas such as Kitchens and Bathrooms. 


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What do I need to do to paint on a previously painted Ceiling?
  • Firstly you need to clean the ceiling you want to paint. Use a cloth or duster to remove any dust or dirt that may be on the surface, as the dust will mix with your paint and create an uneven surface. 
  • It is recommended to prime a previously painted ceiling with Paint Master Universal Undercoat, leave to cure for 24 hours and then apply 2 coats of Paint Master Hi Cover. 


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What do I need to do to paint a raw Ceiling?
  • Firstly you need to clean the ceiling you want to paint. Use a cloth or duster to remove any dust or dirt that may be on the surface, as the dust will mix with your paint and create an uneven surface. 
  • Apply one coat of Paint Master Universal Undercoat to a raw ceiling and leave to cure for 24 hours
  • Thereafter apply two coats of Paint Master Hi Cover


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What is the spreading rate for the Paint Master Paint

Ultra Matt: 8 – 10 m²
Sheen: 8 – 10 m²
Low Sheen: 10 m²
Hicover: 5 – 6m²
Roofmaster: 6 – 8m²
Mastertex: 7 – 8m²
Water Based Plaster Primer: 6 – 8m²
Metal Primer: 6 – 7m²
Umbrella: 2 – 4m²



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Are Paint Master products safe to paint in a Baby Room?

Yes, all Paint Master Water Based products are low odour and non-toxic. Water based products are recommended and not oil based products as these tend to leave a strong smell behind. 

It is always recommended to finish the paint project in a Baby’s room a few weeks in advance. 



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What is the best paint to use for interior walls?

A premium Paint Master acrylic paint such as Low Sheen, Sheen and Ultra Matt for the following reasons:

  • It is stain-resistant and long-lasting
  • It is durable, smooth and has great coverage
  • Water based low-odor formula that dries to a beautiful finish


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What are the different types of Sheen levels?

Sheen refers to the shininess of the paint, ranging from no sheen to a high gloss finish. Paint Master offers products for all sheen types, such as:

  • Super M: Slight to no sheen finish – Water based (Suitable for Interior and Exterior uses)
  • Low Sheen: Slight sheen finish – Water based (Suitable for Interior and Exterior uses)
  • Sheen: Higher sheen finish – Water based (Suitable for Interior and Exterior uses)
  • Eggshell: Matt finish – Oil Based (Only suitable for Interior use)
  • Gloss: Shiny finish – Oil based (Suitable for Interior and Exterior uses)
  • High Gloss: Very high sheen level – Oil based (Suitable for Interior and Exterior uses)

Advantages of paints with a higher sheen level include:

  • Dirt does not stick to the surface as quickly as in lower sheen levels
  • They are suitable for frequently used and cleaned areas and can be used in areas or rooms with high moisture levels and direct sunlight.
  • They make the surface more washable,


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I am repainting my previously painted wall, why would the paint not cover after one or two coats?

The following could be the reason:

  • Incorrect roller used for the specific surface. When purchasing a paint brush or roller, read the directions on the label as this will direct you as to which area should be painted with that specific roller. 
  • Certain rollers such as foam rollers roll a thinner coat of paint than other rollers. 
  • The paint is not applied correctly: When painting with a roller, it is easy to roll the paint out too thinly. This will result in the coats not covering. This is called stretching the paint. 
  • When repainting a dark coloured wall with a much lighter colour, you may need more than two or three coats of the lighter colour before the darker colour will cover. The use of a primer might be beneficial as this will reduce the number of top coats that will be required.


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Do I need to apply a primer?

Interior Walls

No, primers are not necessarily required when repainting.  Follow the following directions:

  • Should the wall you need to repaint not require replastering, just follow the cleaning instructions , no Primers needed. If a previously painted wall needs to be replastered, then a Paint Master Water Based Plaster Primer will be required. 
  • If your wall is painted with a water based paint and you want to repaint with an oil based paint, or vice versa, you need to apply Paint Master Universal Undercoat. 
  • When changing from a dark colour to a light colour, the use of a primer can be beneficial as this will reduce the number of top coats that will need to be applied.

Exterior Walls

Primers are necessary when repainting exterior walls.  Follow the following directions:

  • If a previously painted wall needs to be replastered, then a Paint Master Water Based Plaster Primer will be required. 
  • If your wall is painted with a water based paint and you want to repaint one coat bonding liquid will be beneficial.
  • When changing from a dark colour to a light colour, the use of a primer can be beneficial as this will reduce the number of top coats that will need to be applied.

Metal

  • The metal surface needs adhesion in order for the paint to stick. Preparation is key and will include removing all loose particles and paint on the metal surface. Afterwards, your metal surface needs to be washed down with water and left to dry thoroughly.
  • Check whether the surface is rusted. If so, apply Paint Master Rust Converter to the rusted area. Sand down the rusted area, wash down with water and ensure that the surface is rust free.
  • Also ensure that the surface is free of dust and dirt.
  • Now prime the clean metal with Paint Master Water Based Metal Primer, one coat is sufficient. If you stay at the coast, it is best to apply 2 coats of Metal Primer. The spreading rate is approximately 7 m2 per litre. The Primer will take 24 hours to hard dry. 

Ceilings

It is recommended to prime a previously painted ceiling with Universal Undercoat, leave to cure for 24 hours and then apply 2 coats of Paint Master Hi Cover. 



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How do I clean and prepare a newly plastered interior wall for painting?
  • Make sure that there are no cracks or imperfections on the wall. If there are, apply an all purpose crack filler to fill up all hairline cracks and imperfections, and sand down to create a smooth surface. 
  • Now apply 1 coat of Paint master Water Based Plaster Primer and allow to hard dry for 3 to 4 hours. Drying time will be lengthened in damp or cold conditions. 
  • Once the preparation has been done, the top coats can be painted. 


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How do I clean or prepare my Interior walls before painting?

Firstly you need to clean the wall you want to paint. Use a cloth or duster to remove any dust or dirt that may be on the surface, as the dust will mix with your paint and create an uneven surface. 

Thereafter, check whether these walls have mould. Mould needs to be removed by washing the mouldy areas with JIK or Sugar Soap. Leave the JIK or Sugar Soap for approximately 4 hours to ensure that it penetrates the mould. 

Wash the entire wall down with clean water. 

  • Always ensure that your home is well ventilated to prevent mould from forming, especially Kitchens and Bathrooms. 

Check for flaking or peeling paint. If your wall has loose paint on, adding another layer of paint onto an already peeling layer of paint, will not make the new layer of paint stick to your wall. First remove all the loose particles with sand paper. These areas then need to be filled with an All Purpose Crack Filler or replastered and then primed with Paint Master Water Based Plaster Primer first before painting the top coat. If there are numerous patches on the wall, it would be beneficial to prime the entire wall to avoid patches or uneven areas



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