Did you know that maintaining your newly painted finish will extend the life of the painted surface and add a few extra years in between repainting?
We may provide you with some leftover touch-up paint. This gives you a sample of the type and colour of paint that was used on your home. If required, you may use it to touch-up small marks on the existing paintwork should you damage it, or use as a reference if purchasing larger volumes.
- Retain the labels showing the colour and strength of the paint for easy future reference. You may even wish to write on the tin which surfaces have been painted in that colour/sheen, especially if you have several paints that look similar.
- Store the paint tins away from extreme cold, heat and/or humidity as that can affect the texture and usability of the paint. A cool, dry place is best.
- If you do open the paint can, do so carefully so the lid doesn’t dent and make it difficult to reseal.
- Ensure that you reseal the tin properly so that it is airtight. A rubber mallet is the best way to do this.
- Wondering if your paint has gone bad? Smell it. If it smells strange and not the way paint should smell, it’s likely gone bad. Then, try mixing it. Does it mix smoothly? Next, you can apply a small amount of paint to a test surface. Does it spread nicely? If not, it might be time to get rid of it – but not before you obtain a replacement pot and check that the colour matches.
- Unwanted paint can be disposed of for free at a Paintback Depot. You can find them at both Mitchell and Mugga Lane Resource Management Centres.
Contact Fluid Painting Solutions any time if you have questions about caring for your paint.
Sources: Some of the above information has been adapted from the Dulux Paint Care Guide and from Paint Place’s How to get a quality finish on your deck.