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Matt Paint - FAQ
Satin Paint - FAQ

Paint Help - Product Information...
The whole range is available in a water-based matt and satin paint.

MATT
SIZES - 50ml Sample Pot / 2.5ltrs
COVERAGE - 30sqm per 2.5litres / 12sqm per 1 litre.
DRYING TIME - 2-3hrs.
USES - Suitable for interior walls ceilings and furniture.

SATIN
SIZES - 750ml
COVERAGE - 9sqm per 750ml
DRYING TIME - 2-3hrs
USES - Suitable for use on both interior & exterior surfaces.
Versatile and durable water-based paint.
Use directly onto woodwork plastic or galvanised metal without the need for a primer.
Soft sheen with a finish that can be wiped clean.


The above information is an estimate for one coat. Actual coverage and drying time will depend on surface conditions. We do recommend two coats to ensure even coverage. Due to traditional manufacturing processes, slight variations in colour may occur between batches and swatchcards. Please ensure sufficient quantities of paint are ordered to complete a project.


Matt Paint - FAQ...
What is the difference between this Matt paint and others on the market?
Most emulsions have high levels of binder and only contain a small quantity of pigment. At Malabar Paintworks we aim to produce high quality paint by traditional methods. By blending the finest quality ingredients our Matt, extra water based paint is highly pigmented and provides superior coverage for interior walls, ceilings and furniture in 2 coats.

What is the finish of the Matt paint?
It is a traditional extra matt water-based paint with an ultra matt, chalky finish.

What size pots does the Matt emulsion come in?
50ml Sample Pot / 2.5 Litre

How many colours are there in the Malabar Paintworks Matt range?
There are 105 colours in the range. The range is broken down into 5 colour groups to make it easy to make your selection. It covers the full colour spectrum from neutrals, warm yellows, vibrant reds, rich greens and strong blues. These same colours are available in the satin.

RELATED TO APPLICATION
What surfaces can Matt paint be used on?
Suitable for use on: plaster; lining paper; brick; stone; old water-based painted surfaces & wood. It can also be diluted to a stain for furniture.

What surfaces can’t you paint with Matt paint?
Emulsions need to be absorbed by the surface onto which it is being applied. Some surfaces are non-absorbent such as: Oil based painted surfaces - these should be sanded and primed with an acrylic primer first. Wallpaper – some wallpaper is non-absorbent and therefore does not take emulsion well.

What brushes or tools do I need?
A roller and tray and a 2” and 4” decorators brush for cutting in.

How should one prepare a wall surface before painting with Matt paint?
Fill, sand and line plaster surfaces with 1000grd lining paper for a smooth matt finish. Sand and fill existing lining paper particularly the seams, taking care to re- paste any loose paper before applying emulsion. Emulsion can be applied directly onto plaster, but is worth applying one mist (matt emulsion diluted with water to a milky consistency) first before applying two solid coats of emulsion. In areas where condensation or steam is a problem such as kitchen or bathroom ceilings, prime plaster with Alkaline Resistant Stabilising Solution.

How do I apply Matt paint?
Each decorator’s method may vary slightly – but the most common method is to cut in the walls first before rollering the flat surfaces. Cutting in involves using a 2” or 4” brush to paint the emulsion along the top and bottom edges and corners of the wall surfaces before using a roller to paint the flat surfaces.

Some decorators like to brush off the rollered finish for a smooth look. Two coats should always be applied and a third may be necessary depending on the density of the base colour being covered. If painting a pale colour over an existing deep colour, it is advisable to apply one mist coat and two solid coats. When painting an entire room including a ceiling and woodwork – it is advisable to follow a logical order i.e. Fill, sand, prime/undercoat and line all areas as appropriate. Apply one coat of matt emulsion to ceiling – cut in first, then roller Apply one coat of matt emulsion to walls – cut in first then roller Apply second coat of matt emulsion to ceiling Apply second coat of emulsion to walls Apply first coat of satin to woodwork Sand work lightly Apply second coat of satin to woodwork Once completely dry, Acrylic Matt varnish can be applied to protect the finish.

What is the coverage of Matt Paint?
Approximate coverage is 12 sq metres per litre … 750 ml – 9 sq mtrs 2.5 litres – 30 sq mtrs 5 litres – 60sq mtrs On average 1 room requires 7.5 litresof paint(5litres for wallls, 2.5 litres ceiling)

How long should you leave between coats?
Drying Time is approximately 1 – 2 hours. Allow 4 hours before applying second coat.

Satin Paint - FAQ...
What is the difference between this satin paint and others on the market?
Our satin is a new product which is a highly versatile multi surface paint suitable for interior and exterior use. It is extremely durable and can be wiped clean. In comparison to a vinyl silk which has more binder less pigment, our satin has higher pigment levels so a stronger matt finish and richer colour. The water-based satin is available in all the same colours as our matt emulsion.

What are the differences between Matt and Satin Paint?
Our unique, new, all surface Satin paint is durable, has a low sheen and the added advantage of being able to be wiped clean. It can be used on almost any interior or exterior surface without the need for a primer (except ferrous metals or where staining may occur.)

Our Matt has a chalky matt finish both visibly and to the touch. It can be used on interior walls, ceilings and furniture.

How many colours are there in the Malabar Paintworks range?
There are 105 colours in the range. The range is broken down into 5 colour groups to cover the full colour spectrum from neutrals, warm yellows, vibrant reds, rich greens and strong blues.

What is the finish of the Satin paint?
The satin paint we produce is a versatile water-based product with a smooth soft sheen.

What sizes is the Satin available in?
750ml

RELATED TO THE APPLICATION
What surfaces can Satin paint be used on?
Interior and exterior use on walls and ceilings; woodwork, plastic, metal (copper, zinc, galvanised metal) and previously painted surfaces without the need for primer or undercoat. Be aware that some colours may fade over time if exposed to direct sunlight.

What surfaces can’t you paint with Satin paint on?
Certain surfaces do require some prep. For example on metals subject to rust the appropriate primer would need to be used – metal primer.

How should you prepare a wall surface before painting with Satin?
Surfaces must be clean, dry and free from wax, grease and oil. Remove all dust and loose particles. On existing painted surfaces, remove any loose and flaking paint and thoroughly rub down with abrasive paper. Prime any bare surfaces as necessary.

How should you apply satin?
Stir thoroughly and check colour before use. Apply by brush, roller or spray. Ensure adequate ventilation during application and drying. Do not apply at temperatures below 8*Centigrade Apply 2 even coats with a roller or brush.

What is the coverage of Satin paint?
Approximate coverage is 12 sq metres per litre. 750ml coverage approx 9 sq metres.

How long should you leave between coats?
At 18* Centigrade and 65% humidity – touch dry 1 hour.
Drying Time is approximately 2-3 hours. (Allow 4 hours before applying second coat.)

Is the paint environmentally friendly?
The satin and matt paint are both water-based products so are more environmentally friendly and safer to use. Even organic paints contain bacteria so are not entirely safe. Both paints have low odour.

Can I wash down the Satin paint on my walls?
Yes, use warm water and a mild detergent.

How should you store the paint?
Ensure tin is kept upright.
Store at an even temperature.
Protect from frost.
Keep out of reach of children.



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