Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free of any contamination that may interfere with adhesion.
Remove all loose or peeling paint and chalky paint residue.
Sand edges of any remaining paint film until smooth.
Special precautions should be taken during surface preparation of pre - 1960 paint surfaces as they may contain harmful lead.
Avoid the inhalation of dust. Wear a suitable face mask if dry sanding.
New concrete, masonry and other related surfaces must be cured for at least 30 days before priming.
Remove all existing mould and mildew before painting.
To effectively remove mould and mildew, use a Fungicidal Wash.
Before painting, fill all nail holes and gouges.
The moisture content of the substrate should be less than 16%.
For bare or porous surfaces it is advisable to apply a ‘mist coat’ of AllWeather Exterior Masonry Paint, thinned 10% with white spirit.