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Interior painting

Doors and windows

Instructions - Interior windows

Choice of product

  • Oil treatment deepens the natural colour of wood.

  • Always use oil on surfaces that have been earlier treated with oil.

  • Please note that wood fillers absorb tinted lacquers and oils differently to the surrounding surface. This may result in the final colour being uneven.

Before treatment

  • The air, surface to be treated and paint or lacquer temperature must be at least +5°C.
    With Kiva Furniture Lacquer and Feelings Furniture Paint the temperature must be at least +10°C. Relative humidity must be below 80%.

  • Always read the instructions on the product label before use.

  • Choose the same colour undercoat and topcoat.

  • Remove or mask door fittings and handles before painting.
    If you paint the door in place, put a wedge under it.

  • When painting panel doors, first paint the panels.
    Paint the parts surrounding the panels last.

  • Plan a suitable order of painting, eg. paint window frames from the top downwards.

  • When treating wood surfaces with semi-transparent products, the final colour of the wood depends on the species, hardness and original colour of the wood and the number of times it has been treated. Make a small test application.

  • When applying semi-transparent products, always apply continuously in the direction of the grain for an even finish.

  • On large plane surfaces such as doors, you can first apply using a mohair paint roller and then with a wide smoothing brush.

During treatment

  • Stir products thoroughly both before and during application.

  • If you continue painting the following day, put the paint roller or brush in a plastic bag and seal tightly overnight.

After treatment


  • Ensure adequate ventilation.

  • Let the paint dry properly. For paints and lacquers, surface dry is not sufficient. Depending on the product and coat thickness, final drying may take anything from a few days to four weeks.

  • If there is any paint or lacquer left over, put the lid carefully back on the can to form a tight fit. Turn the can upside down for a moment to make the lid airtight. Opened and/or tinted products cannot withstand prolonged storage.

  • Take liquid paint waste to a hazardous waste collection point. Empty or dry cans can be taken to a recycling point or to a public waste disposal site.


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