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Repair & Restore

Paint can become brittle over time and susceptible to cracks and tears. Severe damage can be made invisible and brought back to original condition. All you need to do is repair, re-touch and restore!
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Brush Marks

Discover the secrets of getting a smooth finish and disappear the brush marks.

Causes
  • Uneven flow of the applied coating.
  • Applying paint at high viscosity.
  • Continued application over a longer period of time.
Prevention
  • Apply paint under the recommended viscosity using correct thinner.
  • Apply paint quickly and evenly.
  • Use clean and high quality brushes.
Cure
  • After the coat gets dried, rub down the surface to smooth and uniform level.
Chalking
Chalking causes colour fading. Shield those damages and safeguard your home with the proper techniques.
  • Causes
    • Extended exposure to moisture and the harmful radiation of UV rays.
    • Over thinning the paint.
    • Using low-grade paint.
  • Prevention
    • Ensure complete sealing of porous surfaces.
    • Avoid using inferior quality paints.
    • Do not mix undercoats into finishes.
  • Cure
    • The fine powdery film can be removed by wiping.
    • Always apply a fresh good quality top-coat.

Sagging

When paint runs downwards on surface after application, then sagging appears. To avoid the drippy appearance be mindful of the following factors.

Causes
  • Applying paint too quickly.
  • Applying paint in adverse weather conditions.
  • Using improper thinner.
Prevention
  • Sand surfaces before paint.
  • Roll out the thick patches.
  • Avoid thinning the paint.
Cure
  • Rub down the sagging parts in a uniform manner.
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Proper Drying
To give your walls a flawless look and feel, wait until the paint dries completely and ensure that all the solvents must evaporate.
  • Causes
    • Application in extreme weather conditions.
    • Improper Ventilation.
    • Don't paint over oily, greasy or unhardened surfaces.
  • Prevention
    • Always apply in a dry, warm climate with sufficient air circulation.
    • Ensure proper cleaning of the surface.
    • Add cobalt and lead drier.

Efflorescence

It's powdery, white and consists of a grayish tint. Formation of efflorescence happens when the crystalline deposits of salts forms water on concrete surfaces. Thus treat your walls with the perfect treatment.

Causes
  • When the wall is in contact with soil, efflorescence can appear.
  • It occurs when the water leaves behind salt deposits.
Prevention
  • Use a dry brush.
  • Sealing a surface.
  • Do not apply coats on damp and freshly plastered surfaces.
Cure
  • Wipe off the deposited salts.
  • Pressure Washing.
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Peeling
Cracks, holes, scrappy surfaces - the tell-tale signs of peeling. Tackle the challenges with these perfect tactics.
  • Causes
    • Paint containing strong solvents.
    • Re-coat of dirty walls.
    • Excess Moisture.
  • Prevention
    • Remove loose paint with scraper.
    • Fix cracks before you repaint.
    • Use sandpaper to smoothen out surface.
  • Cure

    Cover the walls with primer.

Flaking

When moisture penetrates and the paint lifts up, flaking occurs. It is visible on wooden, metal and galvanized surfaces.

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Causes
  • Application over powdery or chalking undercoats.
  • Application over dirty and greasy surfaces.
Prevention
  • Painting over spots and abrasions.
  • Use a wire brush to remove flakes.
  • Using top-quality primer.
Cure

Remove all loose paint by scraping and sanding.

Low coverage
If the paint doesn't have a good coverage, it's a baffling experience. Conceal your wall with high-quality paint and cure the common mistakes.
  • Causes
    • Thinning beyond recommended volume.
    • Uneven application of primer/putty.
    • Painting over a glossy finish.
  • Prevention
    • Use latex primer for dry wall, oil based for wood.
    • Use a larger brush/roller.
  • Cure
    • Add small proportion of cobalt drier or anti skin agents.
    • After flattening the surface, apply a fresh top-coat of clear varnish.
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Loss of Gloss

The whole painting experience might lose its charm, when there is no appearance of sheen. To avoid such complexities, churn out the best tips and tricks.

Causes
  • Non-compatible thinners.
  • Insufficient air circulation.
  • Application on porous surfaces.
Prevention
  • Ensure that the wall is free from dirt/grease.
  • Apply good quality primer.
  • Timely paintwork and aftercare.
Cure
  • Add small proportion of cobalt drier or anti skin agents.
  • After flattening the surface, apply a fresh top-coat of clear varnish.

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