How long should one wait before painting in case of a new construction?

You need to allow a curing period of 45 days for exteriors, and 3-6 months for interiors.

What is the pre-painting procedure for interiors?

The pre-painting procedure for Interiors includes the following steps:
1) Check surface for dampness or water seepage.

2) Rectify the water seepage problem at the source. This could mean repairing leaking plumbing or cracks in the exterior walls.

3) Any loose plaster should be removed from the wall. Check for loose plaster by tapping on the walls. Any hollow sound means the plaster is loose.

4) Masonry work to be undertaken to fill up all cracks and repair broken plaster.

What precautions should be taken while painting?

While painting, one must take a few precautions, such as:

1) Do not use cotton rags for cleaning, use soft synthetic or muslin cloth.  Otherwise, threads will stick to the surface leading to a patchy, uneven finish.

2) Do not apply the next coat without the first one drying, otherwise you will have a wrinkly, patchy finish as well as loss of gloss.

3) Do not use sand paper very hard, otherwise there will be scratches, roughness and poor gloss.

4) Do not apply very thick coats, otherwise there will be a thick rough finish, resulting in slow drying.

5) Avoid mixing paints yourself. Buy readymade paints as far as possible, otherwise there will be patchy and inconsistent columns in the finish.

Can paint be applied directly on putty?

We recommend you do not apply finished paint directly over putty, otherwise you will get a uneven finish. Always apply a coat of primer over putty and then the final coat.

What is acrylic?

Acrylic basically means water-based products, which have High Density Particles that result in an excellent finish on your walls.

What are emulsions?

Emulsions are acrylic based paints, which are water based. These are available for Interior Wall surfaces as well as Exterior Wall surfaces.

What is the difference between emulsions and distempers?

Both Emulsions & Distempers have a few similarities as both are durable and offer a wide range of shades to choose from. But some clear differences are that Emulsion paints give a silky and smooth finish to your walls, are more durable and long lasting, in addition to offering a wider range of shades to choose from.

What is the difference between solvent-based and water-based paints?

Water-based paints are diluted with water, while solvent-based paints are diluted with solvents like Mineral Turpentine Oil (MTO). Emulsions are water-based paints while enamels, lustre are solvent-based paints. Solvent-based paints (Enamels) are used on wood and Metals. They also suited for kitchens and bathrooms since they are water-resistant.

What is the difference between emulsion and enamel?

Emulsion paint is water based with some additives to make it more durable but can usually be scrubbed off with water and detergent. Enamel paint is solvent based, and permanent. It can only be removed with a solvent. Use emulsion to cover large surfaces cheaply and where you may want to change the colour – use enamel paint (which is much more expensive).

Can ink or other stains be washed off?

Most wall paints made by Decorazzi Paints are washable, compared to other brands. Common stains, like pencil marks, can be easily cleaned. But, it is difficult to clean tough stains. You may try using a mild detergent to clean the stains.

How do the stains on the floor be removed after the painting is over?

Any paint stains should be wiped off immediately. Use a mop and clean up each room after the painting is over. Enamel paint stains require thinner for cleaning. You can also use turpentine to scrub them off the floor.

Are Decorazzi products lead free and environment friendly?

Yes, all our products have no added lead, arsenic, mercury & chromium since inception.

Please provide the voc levels for your interior and exterior products?

The VOC Levels for some of our Interior Exterior Emulsions, Interior Emulsions and Primers as measured by National Test House, Kolkata are as under:
Emperio Exterior Emulsion : 1.44 gms/ltr
WallProtect Premium Exterior Emulsion : 6.40 gms/ltr
PowerPlay Acrylic Distemper : Practically NIL
Chiffon Interior Emulsion : 10.60 gms/ltr
Symphony Premium Emulsion : 21.92 gms/ltr
PrimeIN Interior Primer (WT) : 21.46 gms/ltr
PowerIN White Primer (WT) : 1.33 gms/ltr
PrimeX Extrrior Primer : 6.90 gms/ltr
PowerX Exterior Primer : 1.43 gms/ltr
All the products meet the LEEDS VOC criteria as per Indian Green Building council version 1.0.