of moisture, fumes, grease stains, etc. cause paint breakdown, flaking
and mould infection. Better ventilation may somewhat control condensation
somewhat but it does not take care of the other problems. Glossy
Interior Flat Paint or 1001 FLAT OIL PAINT
is recommended over emulsion based wall paint to correct
staining and flaking. Their advantage is that they can be wiped
down with a damp cloth to keep them clean. All wood, including parts
hidden from view, must be completely protected from damp by a coat
of Enamel Paint.
Protection for Wooden Surfaces
It is absolutely essential to pretreat all wooden surfaces with
Glossy Wood Protector Clear to
guard against termites, wood borers, etc. This is a transparent
coating that has to be brushed onto bare wood. Its greatest advantage
is that it allows subsequent overpainting with paints, synthetic
finishes and polishes. Applied properly Wood Keeper Wood Protector
Clear continues to provide long term anti-termite protection and
is strongly recommended for costly wooden furniture, almirahs, cabinets,
pelmets, beams, stairs, storage systems, etc.
Concrete and galvanised iron water tanks are susceptible to algae
and fungus attack, besides corrosion. Non-toxic Bituminous paint
like 1001 Black Anti Corrosive Alkali Resisting
will keep the inside of your water tank free of algae, fungus and
corrosion. To protect the outside, use 1001 Aluminium Paint,
a specially formulated aluminium with rich, reflective silver-like
lustre that also reduces internal temperatures. 1001 Aluminium
Paint can also be used effectively to increase the life of gas-holders
Roofing & Piping
Asbestos roofing sheets and pipes tend to retain moisture for a
long time and are severly affected by fungus and algae. Loose asbestos
dust is also a health hazard. Always wash off dirt and loose particles
with water - never dust off asbestos surfaces, they are carcinogenic.
Let the surface dry thoroughly before painting.
surfaces can be painted with a wide variety of paints - cement
paint, enamel paint or 1001 Aluminium
Paint (which is highly reflective and helps keep interiors
cool). Asbestos on interior surfaces may be painted with any emulsion
or enamel paint.