JUST ADD WATER
For best results, Graphenstone paints require diluting with clean water.
Our paints are delivered around the world. Reducing the quantity of water added to the base paints enables us to increase the amount of actual product delivered (not the additional water content) and reduce our global carbon footprint.
Our paints are up to 70% solid content, where most other brands, typically contain between 25-40% solid. A little clean water added eases application and improves your yield.
DILUTION RATESHOW MUCH?
1st coat 15-20% max OR 150 – 200ml/Litre
2nd coat 10-15% max OR 100 – 150ml/Litre
Decant into a paint kettle, scuttle or roller tray and mix the paints well. Allow to settle to minimise air bubbles.
Onto bare gypsum plaster, an extra watered-down coat may be required. If so, apply an initial coat diluted by 20%.
GrafClean Mid Sheen can be applied with a dilution of 5-10% maximum, to ease application.
OPENING YOUR POTSWE USE RECYCLED MATERIAL
Our pots are made from 100% recycled materials and are 100% recyclable. Even our sample pots are Cradle to Cradle certified.TAKE CARE
Carefully ease the lids off all the way around before removing them. Clean the lids and pot edges of dried paint before putting lids back on, to keep your paints in good condition and maintain a good seal for storage.
Well-kept and sealed, your paints should last around 12 months.
For best results, use a good quality medium pile roller on walls.
For woodwork and panels, a sponge or flock roller can often leave a better finish.
For spraying details please consult our Spray Guide.
Maintain a ‘wet-edge’ when painting to avoid wet and dry layers overlapping to eliminate ‘lap marks’.
Take care not to apply the paints too thickly. The natural lime and mineral bases benefit from being rolled and worked out well, almost until the roller is dry. This will help you to achieve a rich and even finish.
DRYING AND CURING TIMESWE CURE NATURALLY!
Our paints contain zero toxins and no chemical additives which can off gas, polluting not only the environment, but also the air in your own home.HOW LONG?
Graphenstone paints dry and cure naturally. Allow 2-4 hours between coats and 24 hours for full drying.
If using outside or in an area where moisture may be present (kitchens/bathrooms/showers) please then protect from rain and water and avoid rubbing or cleaning for at least 4 days.
Some stronger colours may need slightly longer to cure due to larger amounts of pigmentation.
Full cure of our paints is achieved in around 30 days, after which they are durable to Class 1
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