Application terms - Dekro Paints

How-to Guides

Application Terms & Advice
Types of Application

Brush application

Always use high quality brushes to achieve a good finish.

Roller application

The correct type of roller should be used when applying paint to any surfaces. You would, for example, not use a woollen roller with chlorinated rubber paint. The correct type would be a synthetic roller.


Always keep tools and materials away from children.

Spray application

Spraying paint can be carried out by means of conventional type cup guns, pressure pot or airless spray. Certain types of equipment will not suit the material being applied and you are requested to refer to the manufacturer for advice.

If spray equipment is not used, prime-coats should be applied by brush and not roller, so as to get into all difficult areas. Stripe coating is also necessary at all times even with spray application.

When spraying in confined areas, ventilation is very important because of various types of solvent. Wear gloves, goggles and masks when spraying. All safety equipment is necessary on site; it is law.



To obtain the best results always use power tools to mix materials. If a brush or roller is used for application instead of spray equipment, the number of coats must be increased to obtain the correct D.F.T. (High humidity will decrease the drying times.)

Specification sheets must also be read carefully and adhered to at all times. Read labels or instruction levels before mixing and never over-thin.

Use the correct solvent with each product.

Store paints in a cool area out of direct sunlight. Some types of coatings build up gases in the can and could explode if not stored in a cool place.

Steel surfaces

Steel temperature must be a minimum of 3ºC above dew point, measured in the vicinity of the substrate.

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