Tips
Tips

Certainly, once the area is suitably prepared and free of any foreign substance (fungus/algae growth) the application can be applied successfully.

Trowel Plastic can be stored for approximately 1 year under cool controlled conditions not exceeding 35 degrees Celsius.

Only if the artisan is trained sufficiently or experienced enough to perfect the art and the skillful technique to master the application.

Definitely, provided the surface is prepared suitably given the nature of the constituents in the former application (Water base or oil base) to allow for the bonding action to occur.

Through preventative and periodic maintenance, one can minimize the signs and/or traces of fungus or mildew on wall surfaces. For more on this please be guided by the information provided in the maintenance tablet.

Yes there is and our products are formulated with the recommended doses of anti-fungal and algae agents. The life of this treatment will slowly emerge from the coating periodically to fight the attack of fungus or algae growth. It is recommended, that after a six year period, a restoration exercise be instituted to counteract the appearance of this growth via the application of the original Trowel Plastic Brushing Solution, which is specially formulated to prolong the life of your coating.

The maintenance and preservation of a Trowel Plastic finish can be achieved in the short term with periodic hosing or pressure cleaning of the surface area, or in the long term with an application of a preparatory coat of BX 50 (the anti- fungus treatment) together with an application of Trowel Plastic Brushing Solution, and an optional coat of Water Glaze to prolong the life and luster of the finish.

As the pioneers of this indigenous product, quality is never undervalued and so raw materials are meticulously selected, and formulations are carefully studied by our laboratory to ensure repeat batching is consistently achieved to realize the manufacture of the original Trowel Plastic.

As our slogan relays, "Nobody beats us to a finish". In addition, many have proven and tested this time over and guaranteed satisfaction has always been the result.

Surface preparation is the most important step before application.
Paint alone will not cover all of the blemishes that can appear on walls; so in order to ensure
that you get the desired end result, it is necessary to prepare the surface.
Priming is always best. Make sure all cracks and crevices are filled in with a suitable filler.

Ensure that a thorough estimate of the amount of material to be ordered is done, to avoid ordering excess material or running short of material.
Use our Paint Calculator in the tools section for help estimating the matrial required.

Before using any product, carefully read the label.

When more than one pail of the same coloured material is to be used, intermix all pails before application.

Material separates when it is allowed to sit. All material should be thoroughly stirred before use.

Do not use dirty utensils to stir or apply products
Pour paint from a larger pail into a smaller pail, and use the small pail to paint from.
This minimizes dust and bacteria from the brush or roller getting into the unused portion of paint.

Applying a primer before you paint, keeps the old paint from bleeding through as it helps the
new paint to form a solid bond to the wall.

When using dark, bright or accent colours, it is recommended to use a tinted primer.
When using N-based colours, it is recommended to prime first and two or more coats will
be required.

Paint from corner to corner to avoid leaving seams or lap marks.
Always make sure you have enough material to cover from one side to another, never partially
complete an area this would reduce chances of any colour issues. Different application
strokes can reflect light differently therefore giving the impression of two different colours.

Protect furniture and floors with suitable covering to avoid unnecessary damages

It is always best to have your surface pressure washed first to remove all traces of dust
and mildew

Always select colours carefully most charts indicate which colours are suitable for the interior
and exterior use and which surfaces should be primed first.
Eyes are attracted to bright colours so they could be used in areas in which you would like to
highlight (accent walls, sills, trims, patios, etc)

A good product is only as good as its applicator so careful selection should be made when
finding an applier. Please refer to our directory of approved and certified appliers under the "Tools" section.

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