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Prevent Concrete & Drywall Repairs Showing Through the Finish Coat!

January 22, 2018

If you don’t take the proper steps to provide a uniform surface for the finish coat, this could lead to a costly error where the entire wall needs to be repainted, adding unnecessary hours to a job.  A classic case of more haste, less speed. Avoid delays by doing it right first time!

Its common especially in residential renovations, both homes and rental properties, to have to fill unsightly holes that were once used to hang wall decorations. These need to be repaired when readying for a new tenant or reimagining rooms. Depending on the size of the hole, fillers such as caulk, putty and joint compounds are often used.  When dry these materials have a different structure to the surrounding wall, being more or less porous.  If improperly primed and painted, the patched area will ‘show through’ the final coat – a condition that is also referred to as ‘flashing’.

To prevent flashing

To repair

  • Lightly sand area or entire surface if gloss paint was used. Allow to dry.
  • Apply a full coat of Troweltex Aqua Overglaze over entire wall corner-to-corner, to seal flashed areas and provide an even surface.
  • Reapply top coat.

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Check out our other great articles in this January edition of Paint Pro!

Business Builder: How to Counsel Customers on Exterior Colour

Solution Focus: Stand Out with Specialist Floors for Food Service

Good Practice: 4 Reasons You Should Consider Using a Concrete Sealer

Health & Safety: Which Safety Colour?

Check it out: Dominica Relief Roundup

 

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