Substrates and Surfaces - Interior

Is There A treatment to Stop Knots?

Knots bleed through paint. It's frustrating and leaves an unattractive finish. It occurs when resins seep to the surface and cause discolouration. Stopping this resin can be very challenging. Blocking primers such as <a href="https://www.tikkurila.co...

How Do I Paint Laminated Logs?

Engineered Logs are timbers that are glued with non-toxic and environmentally friendly waterproof adhesive and pressed together under a regulated pressure rating until they bond as one solid piece of wood, i.e. a <strong>laminated log</strong>. This...

How Do I Paint Plastic?

Due to the nature of plastics, it is important to use an appropriate paint system that will achieve long-lasting, high-quality results. Coatings that have been designed for plastics have the following properties: <strong>Strong adhesion...

How Do I Paint Over Powder Coated Surfaces?

Powder coating is a type of coating that is applied as a free-flowing, dry powder. Unlike conventional liquid paint which is delivered via an evaporating solvent, powder coating is typically applied electrostatically and then cured under...

How Do I Paint Resinous Softwoods?

Resinous softwoods tend to to grow in cold or milder weather regions and are considered an ideal material due toheir excellent mechanical resistance. These types of woof are one of the most commonly used in carpentry and construction projects. The most...

How Do I Paint Elm?

Elm is a coarse grained hardwood which is moderately hard and very tough – good at resisting splitting under stress so useful for items like chairs where great strength is needed in small sections and joints cut close to ends of boards but ...

How I Paint Rusty Surfaces?

The key to restoring rusty metal is to properly prep the rusty steel before you paint. A little work up front will yield long lasting results. The first step is to clean off loose rust and flaking paint and then apply a rust-inhibitive primer. You don...

How Do I Paint Softwoods?

Softwoods usually grow quicker than hardwoods and are cheaper, softer and easier to work. They are often used to make furniture, paneling, and all sorts of other things. While softwoods aren't tough to paint, they comes with a problem called colour bleeding...

Can I Paint Over A Stove Enamel Coating?

Stove Enameling is a process is based on liquid paints which are cured by oven baking. It normally requires several coats and a high level of skill, particularly when applying special finishes such as hammers, wrinkles and spatter finishes. Powder coating...

How Do I Paint Teak?

Teak wood is a dense, close-grained type of hardwood that is sourced from the Tectona grandis tree, native to south and southeast Asia. Teak is originally golden in colour and has a smooth grain and texture. One of the reasons for using teak, especially...

How Do I Paint UPVC?

A common question we get asked by our customers is can you paint UPVC windows and doors? The simple answer is yes. For many homeowners, a quick way of refreshing their home exterior is by adding a new paint colour for that extra curb appeal. Prepare...

How Do I Paint Walnut?

Walnut is a straight-grained hardwood that ranges from chocolate brown (when it's from the center of the tree) to yellow (from the outer portion of the tree). A top pick for head-boards, ornate antique-style dining tables, and mantels, walnut is typically...

How Do I Paint Tricoya?

Tricoya is an MDF panel that enables simple manufacturing and can be used in the most extreme environments. It is durable and stable enough for outside use. <strong>Preparation</strong> Sand the surface until it is smooth using your sanding block or...

How Do I Paint Asbestos?

• Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material commonly found in old insulation, fire-resistant boards, roofing sheets and ceiling tiles. If found it should be left untouched, appropriate authorities called and should only be disturbed, removed and disposed...

How Do I Paint Bronze?

Although unusual to paint Bronze, due to its often polished or lacquered finish, it can be very difficult to paint. Please consult our <a href="mailto:enquiries@valtti.co.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener">technical team</a> for further advice on your...

How Do I Paint Cedar?

While cedar can be painted, it is not recommended unless it is extremely weathered as it requires heavy preparation and is still prone to failure. It is a highly acidic oily hardwood and is so naturally durable it prevents proper adhesion of paint ...

How Do I Paint Fibreglass?

Fibreglass can be tough to paint over as it needs to be suitably prepared and primed for topcoats to properly adhere and stick to the surface. Prepare surfaces by ensuring they are clean and dry, free from anything that can interfere with the application...

How Do I Paint Galvanised Steel?

Galvanisation or galvanising is the process of applying a protective <em>zinc coating</em> to steel or <em>iron</em>, to prevent rusting. The problem with painting galvanised metal is that the surface when new is very shiny and smooth, making...

How Do I Paint Glass?

<strong>Step 1</strong> Before you can paint glass with any success, take the time to clean it thoroughly. Use hot and soapy water in combination with a clean cotton cloth. Wait for the glass to dry completely before you proceed. Also, bear in mind ...

How Do I Paint GRP?

<em>GRP</em> stands for <em>Glass Reinforced Plastic</em>. It is also called fibreglass, composite plastic or FRP. It is strong, extremely light and highly versatile. GRP can be tough to paint over as it needs to be suitably prepared and primed...

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