Depending on what is on the cot at the moment would determine the paint system to follow. However I understand the word refurbish to mean, starting from scratch. I suggest the following:
Here’s what you need to do:
To create this effect on pine, sand and prime then paint your table in a dark brown shade (I suggest Plascon Double Velvet). Let the paint dry then rub a candle on all the edges and detail areas to retain the colour. Now give the table 2-3 coats in an off-white/sandy colour (I recommend a super acrylic paint like Plascon Polvin). Let each coat dry thoroughly before applying the next. Then create the magic by sanding lightly (or use a scraper) on all the waxed areas (the off-what/sandy-coloured paint wouldn’t have adhered to these). This will create a lovely distressed look.
You can also apply an antiquing liquid over the entire table and then seal it with a few coats of a water-based varnish, such as Plascon Woodcare Water-based Varnish for interiors. Alternatively, apply this technique to the legs and the base of the table, then stain the top darker.
If the varnish is in good condition (and you wish to paint the legs a flat white rather than a whitewash – in which case you would have to remove the varnish entirely) you can lightly sand the legs with 220-grit sandpaper, wash them down with a sugar soap solution and then apply a primer (Plascon Multi Surface Primer) followed by an acrylic PVA or water-based enamel. Sand lightly between coats.
All our decorative products are lead-free. Depending on the required finish we have two water-based products that are perfectly safe to use for children’s rooms.
One can choose between Plascon Double Velvet, which has a velvet sheen finish, and Plascon Cashmere, that has a plush matt finish. Both of these products are washable and stain resistant.
Rising damp can arise for various reasons – the failure of an existing DPC, bridging due to the raising of external ground or internal floor levels, or in older buildings, the complete absence of a DPC.
I suggest the following remedial specification:
Clean immediately after use, with:
Do not soak your brushes for extended periods of time. They will lose their shape if you do. If possible, store your brush by hanging it. Do not store a brush on its tips. This will curl the working tip of the brush rendering if useless.
Metalcare Rust Converter & Primer is intended for use on rusted mild steel. It should not be used on cast iron and can only be used on sheet metal if the metal is Mild Steel. Please see the Technical Datasheet for more info.
Textured coating should be used to mask uneven plaster work. Depending on the unevenness the following suggestions can be used:
All the above coatings may be over-coated with the original acrylic coating used on the building.
Plascon tester pots can be mixed in most of the Inspired fan-deck colours, except ultra pastel (where the colorant shots are too small) and retail for R29.99.
A tint-base is a factory manufactured base (pastel, deep & transparent) and contains no colorant. The colorant is then added in-store to a calculated formula in order to achieve a specific colour as depicted in our Inspired colour fan-deck.
Please see our Tester Pots page for more info on where they are available.
Kindly note that you first have to sand the existing varnish back to a smooth matt finish, dust off, and apply one coat of the Plascon Universal Undercoat (UC). Allow this 16 hours to dry and finish with two topcoats of Plascon Velvaglo, with 16 hours drying time between the coats.
Please note that Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms paint is suitable for wall tiles. However, we do not recommend that floor tiles be painted with DIY products.
If you are wanting to paint wall tiles, you first need to prime the tiles with Tile and Melamine Primer. Please keep in mind that the Tile & Melamine Primer should be used as a primer before you apply any topcoat.
It can only be used on Ceramic and Melamine. It is not recommended for floors, kitchen work surfaces and glass mosaics.
Allow the first coat to dry thoroughly, then sand lightly with a fine paper and wipe clean before applying the second coat. Sand the primed surface lightly before application of the topcoat.
Please see our Kitchens & Bathrooms Surface Preparation Guide for more info.
You will have to abrade the metal back to a bright metal finish by means of mechanical grinding or by using a wire brush.
1. Clean the entire area with GIC1 and allow to dry.
2. Prime all bare and exposed areas with EMS 18 and allow to dry.
3. Apply 2 coats of Plascon Nuroof Cool with 2 hours drying time at 23ºc between coats.
Please remember to feel free to request technical data sheets from our contact centre
on 0860 20 40 60
Please keep in mind that brick surfaces are porous and paint penetrates the surface normally. A product that you can try is RemovAll High Performance Coatings Remover (RRH520). Try this on a small and inconspicuous area first and ensure that you are happy with the results before continuing.
Please note that none of our products are suitable for use on any floor tiles. Plascon Floor Paint is designed for use on concrete only.
What we can advise is that the existing coating will have to be removed in it’s entirety before application of any product. It would be good to know how long the existing coating has been on the tiles and if there is DPC (which is highly likely due to interior use) under the tiles. Note that if there is any moisture the new coating will also lift and peel.
It is not advised that thinners be used to thin-down Stoep paint as thinners evaporates too quickly causing the paint to dry before adhesion takes place. We advise that you rather use turpentine or benzene for this purpose.
Regarding the cracks, it will depend if the area is exposed to a lot of sunlight. But on average, for cemented cracks, you are looking at 5-10 days drying time before they can be painted. Unless a drying agent was added to the cement, in which case we would suggest a 24hr waiting period.
Scrub the affected area using a solution of household bleach – mixed 1 part bleach to 2 parts water. After 1 hour or marked colour change (lighter), brush clean using a hard bristle brush. Then rinse thoroughly with fresh water to remove all traces of bleach and allow to dry.
Ensure that surface is dry, sound and clean. Prime with one coat Plascon Plaster Primer with an overcoating time of 16 hours and finish with two coats Wall & All with 2 hours drying time between coats.
You can remove water-based coatings with a plastic scraper and Methelated Spirits. For solvent-based coatings try Polycell Brush cleaner and a plastic scraper.
Please keep in mind that one should work carefully without spilling the Spirits or Brush Cleaner onto the surrounding walls as this will soften the paint.
You can also use Plascon Removeall as long as you make 100% sure none of the Removall gets onto the surrounding painted areas as it will remove the coatings if spilled.
Unfortunately painting kitchen counter tops is tricky business due to abrasion and constant working on the surface. Counter tops of this kind are normally not painted for this reason.
We do have a Tile and Melamine primer for melamine and tile surfaces and a Multi Surface Primer for plastic ones, but we unfortunately do not have a product for any laminate surface.
If your ceiling is rhino board then you need to sand the ceiling to a firm edge because you cannot use any of our Removall products as they are water-based and rhino board is sensitive to water. If your ceiling is knotty pine then you can use our Woodcare Coating Remover for Wood.
For the perfect white finish, we recommend using two coats of white Polvin Walls & Ceilings (with a Matt finish).
According to the description of Polycell SmoothOver it might be the equivalent of our Terraco Handycoat Ez Skim (TER1200). TER1200 bonds extremely well to cementitious materials, gypsum, building boards, spray plasters, wood, galvanised steel lathings and all common building surfaces.
It can be used as a full skimcoat, for patching hairline cracks in walls, ceilings, repairing damage to plaster or paint work, nail holes in woodwork, making good around door architrave’s and along the top of skirting boards. The only difference we can find is that Polycell SmoothOver can be used on floors while our product should not be used on floors.
We unfortunately do not make paint that can adhere to glass, but can advise that you contact Duram on 0800 500 222 as they manufacture glass paint.
1. Ensure the surface is clean, sound and dry
2. Sand lightly to create a key and dust off
3. Apply one coat of Plascon Universal Undercoat allowing 16 hours drying time
4. Finish with two coats of your chosen water-based topcoat
Yes! Here’s what you need to do:
Ensure that the surface is clean, sound and dry. Clean the floor with Plascon Aquasolv Degreaser (GR 1) and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Allow to dry for at least 48 hours until totally dry.
For all smooth surfaces, particularly steel floated concrete, apply one coat of Plascon Concrete Floor Prep (FCS 1). Allow the surface to dry for 8 hours before applying Plascon Floor Paint (FPT Range). Please find attached technical data sheet and refer to surface preparation, applications and cautions.
You certainly can! Here’s what you need to do.
1. Remove any oil and greasiness with a Polycell Sugar Soap Powder solution and scouring pad. For firmly adherent cooking oils in kitchen areas, use Aquasolv Degreaser. Rinse thoroughly with water and allow to dry. Once dry lightly sand the surface then dust off.
2. Apply 1 coat of Plascon Tile & Melamine Primer and allow to dry. Once dry, apply 2 coats of Plascon Kitchen & Bathrooms paint. Please find the data sheets for these products attached in the link provided.
For a high-gloss finish on floors we have Plascon Stoep Enamel Paint. Please note that you will need to strip the current coating completely back to the bare substrate before you can apply Stoep Enamel.
Please be advised that sandstone requires certain handling as it is exceptionally porous if not properly sealed. Due to the nature of the substrate, preparation is vital. If this is not done, coatings usually lift from the sandstone due to moisture or damp from the underside.
Unfortunately, Plascon Floor Paint is intended for concrete / cement surfaces and will not provide durability or the required finish on sandstone. However, Tile and Floor Care specialise in this regard with a range of sealers best suited to the purpose. They can be contacted on 0800 006 173.
Yes, you can. First clean the floor with Aquasolve Degreaser and rinse off thoroughly. Then prep the floor with Concrete Floor Prep to etch the floor before painting. Next apply 2 coats of Floor paint with intervals of 2 to 4 hrs between coats. Depending on use, allow 24 to 48 hrs before handling.
I have a very tiny walk-in closet. Because I rent, I do not want to spend a lot of money. There is a worn carpet in there which I want to pull out. Underneath is a cement/concrete floor (what is the difference?) I want a glossy cream – french look. What do I do? I don’t see the need for de-greasing, as this is inside a cupboard. Your help is appreciated. Thank you. P.S. What is the difference between the floor and stoep paint?
Please advise if the floor is wood-floated (rough) or steel-floated (smooth)? Once we know this, we can advise you further. Plascon Floor Paint is a water-based product and has a sheen finish. Plascon Stoep Enamel is a solvent-based product with a gloss finish.
The reason for degreasing is to remove all surface contaminants that might remain after the carpet and glue is removed. Please note that all the glue residue needs to be removed completely.
Our floor paints can be tinted into their own range of colours. They also come in standard colours. We would have to know what sealers are currently on the floor before advising further.
Please contact our Care Centre on 0860 20 40 60 or email directly to email@example.com so that we can supply you with product data sheets on the available products that can be used.
This will allow us to establish the exact condition of the floor in question and advise accordingly e.g. Factory Floors, Domestic Floors, light traffic, heavy traffic etc.
Our Tech Services recommend using Plascon Floor Paint, which will provide you with a long-lasting finish. These are the steps required:
It really depends on yearly weather conditions (if outdoor) and the amount of traffic the floor receives.
If the coating is in a sound condition after 2 or 3 years, you will only need to wash it with a Polycell Sugarsoap solutuion, rinse with clean water and allow it to dry completely.
If you decide the floor needs a repaint then a light sanding will be needed and all the dust removed before applying 2 coats of the Plascon Floor Paint again.
So sorry to hear about your poor floor – what a shlep!
Unfortunately because Cemcrete is not a Plascon product, it is very difficult for us to properly advise you. We suggest that you try contact Cemcrete to find out what coatings they recommend that will be compatible with the cretecote floor and the hardener that was applied.
Ensure that the surface is clean dry and sound, then apply one coat of Plascon Plaster Primer and allow it to dry for 16 hours. Overcoat with two coats of Wall and All (low sheen finish) or Plascon Micatex (fine-textured finish) with two hours drying time between coats.
Both the products come with a 7 year guarantee which needs to be registered within 30 days of purchase. We have also published the following step-by-step guide for Repainting Palisade Fencing.
Please contact Genkem on 011-226 0300 as they have products that you can use to get rid of the glue. Once the glue is removed and you have bare cement that is clean, dry and sound, here is the process to follow:
The ceiling was finished with fibre tape and rhinolite. The ceiling was given two coats of Plascon Universal Undercoat. I would like to know whether I can paint the fibre tape and rhinolite ceiling with two coats of Plascon Velvaglo for excellent mould protection and then apply 2-3 coats of Plascon Kitchens and Bathrooms as a final coat?
Certainly! Here’s what you need to do: Give the Universal Undercoat 16 hours to dry then apply two coats of Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms – allowing 2 hours drying time between coats. Plascon Kitchens & Bathrooms is also mould and fungus resistant and is 10 times more washable than conventional water-based paint. It is stain, steam, chip and scratch resistant and comes with a 7 year quality guarantee!
To remove paint we have RemovALL All Purpose Paint Remover Brush / Gel Grade. Note that it is always advisable to conduct a small test patch in an inconspicuous area to ensure product performance. This will indicate the time required for project completion, suitability of product for paint and substrate, and most effective removal method.
Please note that one needs to contact the manufactures of rhinolite and confirm with them what product is best suitable for removing rhinolite.