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    COMMON PAINT PROBLEMS: BLISTERING

    By Plascon SA | Nov 14, 2017
    The tell-tale bubbles of paint blistering are usually due to a loss of adhesion in areas, and the subsequent lifting of the paint film from the underlying surface.
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    5 COMMON DIY QUESTIONS ANSWERED

    By Plascon SA | Oct 10, 2017
    The Plascon Paint Academy is just the place to get all the answers to your DIY questions. The Academy’s Donovan Bezuidenhout is our go-to expert on all matters paint-related.
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    HOW TO PAINT FACEBRICK WALLS AND TACKLE OTHER DIY NIGHTMARES

    By Plascon SA | Jul 19, 2017
    Donovan Bezuidenhout from the Plascon Paint Academy has all the DIY know-how when it comes to painting: from restoring outdoor furniture to transforming a face brick internal area.
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    Removing mould and 5 other DIY problems solved

    By Michaela Stehr | May 31, 2017
    From stripping paint from wooden furniture to rectifying a slippery stoep, we answer your most pressing DIY questions.
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    SAFE PAINT DISPOSAL

    By Evan Kotton | May 30, 2017
    This is a comprehensive safe paint disposal guide detailing the best and safest way of cleaning up.
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    Poor Sheen Uniformity

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This refers to areas of uneven gloss – shiny or dull spots – that may occur on a freshly painted surface.
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    Scrubbed too hard? Here is the low down

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This occurs when a painted surface is scrubbed with a brush, sponge, or cloth, and the paint film wears away, or is removed altogether.
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    Poor Hiding (Coverage)

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This refers to the failure of dried paint to obscure or hide the surface to which it is applied.
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    How to fix Fungal Contamination

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    Test for fungus by applying a few drops of household bleach to the area. If the markings are bleached away, they are likely to be fungal.
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    Blocking

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    Do you have a door or window that is stuck or two painted surfaces catch when pressed together? Too many paint layers, and you are not trying to achieve a vintage look?
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    Tannin Staining

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    A brownish or tan discoloration on the paint surface may be due to the migration of tannins from the substrate through the paint film.
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    Poor Gloss Retention

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    A deterioration of the paint film may result in excessive or rapid loss of lustre of the topcoat.
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    Peeling Paint

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    When a primer and a topcoat, or multiple coats of paint, have been applied to a surface, the paint film may begin to peel in some or all layers due to poor adhesion.
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    Rusting Nailheads

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This is identified by reddish-brown stains and spots on the paint surface.
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    Frosting

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    This refers to a white, salt-like substance on the paint surface. Frosting can occur on any paint colour, but is less noticeable on white paint or lighter tints. On masonry, it may be mistaken for efflorescence.
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    Fading

    By Plascon South Africa | May 08, 2017
    Premature and/or excessive lightening of the paint colour can occur on surfaces that are regularly exposed to the sun. Fading, or poor colour retention, can also be caused by chalking.
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    Wrinkling

    By Plascon South Africa | May 05, 2017
    This refers to the rough, crinkled, appearance of the paint surface that occurs when uncured paint forms a ‘skin’.
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    Efflorescence - Mottling

    By Plascon South Africa | May 05, 2017
    This refers to the crusty, white salt deposits that may be leached from mortar or masonry as water passes through it.
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    Painting floors and 4 other DIY dilemmas solved

    By Michaela Stehr | Jan 19, 2017
    Donovan Bezuidenhout from the Plascon Paint Academy has all the DIY know-how when it comes to painting: from floorboard to babies’ rooms, floors and even burglar bars!
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    7 things you need to know before you start painting

    By Michaela Stehr | Dec 14, 2016
    Planning on giving your home a colour revamp? Herewith a few handy tips to make sure you get the best results from your project.
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    Your top 5 paint questions answered

    By Michaela Stehr | Dec 06, 2016
    If you love transforming your home with paint, but need some help with the technical side of things, we’re here to assist. Your top 5 paint questions answered.
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    Plaster your walls properly

    By Michaela Stehr | Nov 10, 2016
    Need to plaster your interior walls but have no clue where to start? Stop. Breathe. And read this rundown on everything you need for creating seamless, smooth finishes with RhinoLite’s comprehensive range of gypsum plasters.
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    WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO WATERPROOF?

    By Plascon SA | Oct 27, 2016
    The right time for waterproofing areas depends on the region, climate and type of problem you might be experiencing. In general, waterproofing during the incorrect season or time of day causes product or application failures.
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    10 common paint questions on every DIYer's lips

    By Michaela Stehr | Mar 03, 2016
    Whether you need advice on how to paint over brick or want to know which the best paint is to transform your old cupboard doors, we round up ten of your most burning paint-related questions.
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    Paint over red and create smooth walls

    By Michaela Stehr | Feb 12, 2016
    From how to paint over red – a notoriously hard colour to cover to how to fill holes made from shelving, Plascon answers your DIY questions.
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    MOISTURE IN MY BATHROOM! NOW WHAT?

    By Plascon SA | Aug 05, 2014
    The problem seems to be a leak in the wall of my shower. Can I repair water damage, rising damp or moisture caused by pipes in the walls, or is it something that the experts should look at?
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    WATERPROOFING & COMMON PROBLEMS

    By Plascon SA | May 27, 2014
    The following Waterproofing DIY Guide offers step-by-step instructions for waterproofing external plastered surfaces, exterior walls and face brick walls.
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    REMOVING PAINT DIY AND FAQ

    By Evan Kotton | Sep 25, 2013
    The following FAQs and removing paint DIY guide offer simple steps for removing paint from brick, removing paint from glass, removing paint from wood and removing paint from metal door handles.
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    DIY Handy painting tips and techniques!

    By Plascon SA | Jun 17, 2013
    Prior to painting your walls a new colour, it is important to paint a white basecoat beforehand. Especially when your original colour is yellow!
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