Paint - Advice and FAQs

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I have newly plastered walls. Is Earthborn EcoPro suitable to paint them?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 6 Apr 2016

I have newly plastered lime walls is Earthborn Eco Pro suitable to paint them?...

Troubleshooting - Green Growth on Painted Surfaces?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 6 Apr 2016

Troubleshooting – Green growth on silicate painted surfaces?...

Do plant-based paints grow mould?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 6 Apr 2016

I have heard that plant-based paints can grow mould. Is this the case?...

When is it safe to paint new lime plastered walls?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 6 Apr 2016

I have lovely new lime plastered interior walls when is it safe to paint them?...

A Guide to Paint & Ty-Mawr's Paint Ranges
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 7 Apr 2016

Paint in its simplest form consists of a binder, a solvent and a pigment. The binder allows the pigment (colour) to stick to the surface, whilst the solvent gives it flexibility and allows it to be workable. Modern paints are far more complex and have numerous added ingredients to facilitate arti......

My silicate paint has not bonded to the wall. What are the causes?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 7 Apr 2016

My silicate paint does not appear to have bonded to the wall. What are the possible causes?...

How does stand oil paint/linseed oil paint set?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 11 Apr 2016

Linseed based paints set by absorbing oxygen from the atmosphere and with natural UV light. Therefore painting new joinery in a workshop with no access to natural light will slow down the curing rate dramatically....

Do you supply paints free from titanium dioxide?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 11 Apr 2016

Yes – our limewashes, casein paints and a range of clay paints do not contain the white-base titanium dioxide....

I have used hard resin oil on my floor and it has developed water stains why could this be?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 11 Apr 2016

I have used hard resin oil on my floor and it has developed water stains why could this be?...

How do I know if I have an old distemper paint on my walls, and if I do how do I paint over this surface?
Tŷ-Mawr ‌‌ 11 Apr 2016

Distemper paints were made up of a variety of ingredients often bound with animal size/glue. If you wet the wall down and the surface goes into a soapy lather then you can be pretty sure the paint is a distemper of some kind....

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