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Frequently asked questions about paint usage

How do I know how much paint I will need for the job?

How should I dispose of waste while painting – left over paint, empty cans, rags, cotton waste, and so on?

How should I clean brushes and rollers?


Is it always necessary to thin paint?
With alkyd paints and other solvent-based products, it is normally advisable to thin the paint before applying the first coat. Check the label to see what thinner to use and how much - it is not usually advisable to thin acrylate latex paints. However, if you want to thin the paint before the first application, add no more than 5% to 10% water.

What is the “tinting charge” added to the price of paint by the retailer?

How can I remove paint stains from clothing?

What does the price of paint consist of?