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Painting Preparation – Dezine Tip of the Day

Painting Preparation – Interior Dezine tip of the Day

Make sure the surface you are going to paint is clean!! This is essential, especially in kitchen areas where the walls can have oily residue from cooking. Use sugar soap for cleaning.
Unfortunately it often takes more time to prepare the surfaces for painting than it does to paint them but it is well worth the time and effort.

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What is Undercoat for Painting? – Interior Dezine Tip of the Day

What is Undercoat for Painting? – Interior Dezine Tip of the Day

Undercoat is any coating applied to a surface after priming and before the finish coat. It is matt with a high content of pigment and extender and a color approaching or helping that of the finish coat. Undercoats have many functions, they increase the thickness of the overall film, they hide the color of the primer or the previous layer on the existing substrate, and they are generally tinted in a similar color range as the topcoat. Varnish undercoats have less oil per unit of resin than varnish finishes.

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