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Golden rules for exterior and interior painting

You should choose the right materials and color. If you have any questions, be sure to consult with professional sales consultants, you can also read the brochures and technical specifications on the website.
 
You should plan your work with great care. Calculate in advance the required amount of paint, buy all the necessary materials and tools in specialized stores. Think carefully about where to start the work and how it will be most effectively promoted. Make a mandatory test paint job to make sure that the color is selected correctly.
 
Use only high-quality paint tools that correspond to the intended purpose, because it is impossible to achieve a good result of painting with low-quality tools, no matter what good paint you use.
 
Use protective clothing and other protective accessories when painting.
 
Be sure to protect the environment from paint and detergents during repair and painting work.
 
Before painting, the surface should be cleaned and prepared for painting. Poor surface preparation can lead to poor adhesion and coverage of the coating paint.
 
Before starting work, carefully read the instructions for use on the label. 
 
Carry out the coloring calmly and carefully. Painting can not be accelerated by applying too thick layers of paint at a time, it is better to paint the surface with a thin layer twice, allowing the surface to dry between layers in time according to the instructions.
 
The paint conditions must meet the requirements. If the paint work is carried out in too wet, cold or hot conditions, there may be problems with the drying of the paint and the formation of a paint film.
 
After painting, paint tools should be thoroughly cleaned, for example, with Pensselipesu detergent, according to the instructions on the jar label.
What is acrylic paint and what are its advantages?
Acrylate is the highest quality binder used for the manufacture of paints for walls and ceilings. Although acrylate is more expensive than water-dispersion binders, it is superior in technical qualities. Over time, acrylate paint always pays off: due to the unique resistance of acrylate, its service life is longer than that of water-dispersion paints. In other words, the surface painted with acrylic paint remains in perfect condition for many years, without requiring special repairs. When planning paint work, it is not enough just to choose the right colors. The color should be represented as a whole. The use of acrylic paints is a guarantee of a successful result, since only they meet all the requirements for paints of the highest quality. Using high-quality paint for the walls, you do not have to deal with splashes and smudges. Acrylic paint is easy to apply with a roller and is evenly distributed over the surface. After drying, the surface painted with acrylic paint can withstand cleaning and is particularly wear-resistant.

Environmental testing is the key to the quality and durability of materials
Exposure to sun, water, mold, and dust can destroy unprotected wood surfaces in a matter of months. Therefore, one of the most important stages of testing materials is testing for resistance to various climatic factors. 

Tikkurila research and development centers are equipped with special outdoor test sites. Testing helps to assess how well the treated surface can withstand the impact of the external environment. 

"The type of testing depends, first of all, on the purpose of the material. For a terrace, one of the main parameters is resistance to water and scratches, for window frames, resistance to friction is one of the main characteristics, " says Evelina Depzynska, R&D employee at Tikkurila, Poland. 

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When conducting field tests, the surfaces are set to the south side at an angle of 45°. After that, after six months, after a year, after three years and after five years, the panels are checked for mold, cracking, exfoliation,discoloration, and discoloration and gloss. Field testing is a long process that requires time and patience. The location of the test site affects the results of the tests, and also helps to determine what materials are needed for a particular region. 

"Products in Serbia should be better protected from sun exposure, in Scandinavia-from mold," explains Ms. Depzinska. 

In addition to the test sites located near the laboratories, there are also test sites on the sea coasts, where painted surfaces are exposed to salty and humid climates, high levels of ultraviolet radiation. 

Despite the differences in the climatic conditions of the regions, the basic principles of Tikkurila used in testing materials remain unchanged - they are durability, environmental friendliness and product safety, along with the needs and expectations of customers. 

Carry out the coloring calmly and carefully. Painting can not be accelerated by applying too thick layers of paint at a time, it is better to paint the surface with a thin layer twice, allowing the surface to dry between layers in time according to the instructions. 

Carry out the coloring calmly and carefully. Painting can not be accelerated by applying too thick layers of paint at a time, it is better to paint the surface with a thin layer twice, allowing the surface to dry between layers in time according to the instructions.

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