Doors and 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.