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HELPFUL PREPARATION METHODS

The preparation of surfaces, although appearing time consuming, is most essential for lasting results from any coating. Neglect in the removal of paint considered suspect for adhesion usually results in a rapid breakdown of the new paints in the form of cracking and flaking. Time saved in not applying an undercoat or Surface Binder & Conditioner is not always the quickest or cheapest manner of painting overall. Correct painting practices require the removal of loose flaking and unsound paints, powdered deposits, “Kalsomine” and underbound type paints, grease, mould and mildew, smoke stains, rust and foreign deposits. Treat mould with Brinlay Fungicidal Wash and any rust with proprietary rust converter. Sand previous gloss, semigloss and varnished enamel surface. Previous gloss and semigloss enamel surfaces should be undercoated prior to applying further paints. Fill surface holes with an appropriate filler using as specified by the manufacturer.
To ease the application of water based paints externally, new porous surfaces may be damped lightly with clean water, however, all surfaces must be completely dry of moisture before enamel or turps based paints are used.

Removal of grease, oil, cigarette smoke, cooking stains, underbound or kalsomine: Apply a solution made from powdered soap, eg. Sugar Soap as per manufacturers’ instructions. Allow soap to react, then remove residue completely by wiping over with a wet towel or sponge, rinsing out regularly in clean water, until materials are removed. For removal of particularly bad cases of stain, treatment with a solution of 1 part Sodium Hypochlorite Bleach to 4 parts water will be required. Most small deposits of grease or oil can be removed with turps.
Stains: Most common stains such as felt tip pens, ballpoint pens, crayons, foodstuffs, sauces etc. can usually be removed with an abrasive cleaner or turps. If stain is still visible after cleaning, apply Brinlay Stop Stain Sealer over the stain and then proceed using conventional practices. Some stains produced from bad kitchen and chemical fires may require the application.