Do It Yourself

Choose color and paint

Choose a colour scheme

Choose your main colour or the colour scheme, and then use our colour cards in order to see colour combinations and the proper shades of the colours, which you can find in our trade objects.

*Tip:
Paint small areas of the surface, in order to "test" the colour at different lights in your room.
Always buy more paint than you need in order to ensure that you have enough (if the running is not proper because of a bad surface) - and that you'll have a little excess paint for additional works.

Consider the immovable elements.

    Consider those elements, which won't be painted or changed:
  • Upholstery
  • Drapery
  • Carpets
  • Floors

Ensure that the colour you'll chose for the walls, wooden parts and for the ceilings is compatible or complements considerable colour elements of every room.

Surface preparation

What surfaces are you going to paint?

  • Preparation of the area and the surface
  • The area
    • Cover the plants and the other surfaces in order not to sprinkle them with paint
    • If you are painting the body of the house, dig a small canal in order not to paint the base
    • Caulk around the windows, the doors, the openings
  • Preparation of the surface
    • If the previously existing problems are available, first correct them in order to prevent their future arising

Each product of Orgachim has a Technical Description, in which you can find the proper requirements for the conditions of application, the suitable bases, the unsuitable bases, as well as the preparation of the surface.

Priming and painting

Priming

What does the primer do?

The primer helps the new coating to be applied easier, to look better and the last longer. It ensured more equalized look.

As a common rule: prime any types of unpainted joists or unspotted surfaces. And if the surface is porous or uneven, the use of primer is recommended.

*Tip - use a primer over non-defect surface, in order to ensure better cohesion and oneness of the new coating.

Painting

When you make interior or exterior painting, one of the most important decisions is the quality of the paint to be used. The paints of Orgachim are designed to create the most good-looking and durable results. And although the top quality paints of Orgachim may cost a little more, their hardiness is two times higher than the hardiness of the ordinary paints - so they are more economical in long-run aspect. Here are some of the specific benefits from the use of top quality paints in comparison with the use of a "cheap" paint:

  • Perfect cohesion, lower possibility for bubbles formation, flakes and grazes.
  • Better stability to chalking, excellent preservation of the colours.
  • Better stability to dirt, so the paint remains fresh looking.
  • Better stability to mildew, so the paint won't be damaged by nasty black or brown stains.
  • Total exceptional durability.

Clean-up and disposal

The painting itself is not a dangerous activity, but the good safety practices should always be followed. Carelessness is the quickest way to get into troubles, when you realize an initiative, and the painting is not an exception.

Safety thinning:

When solvent-based coating is applied, ensure that all sources of ignition are extinguished/turned off. Wear rubber gloves and work in well-ventilated environment, when you use any type of a thinned product, such as oil-based paint, thinner, liquid sandpaper, polish remover or paint remover.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Personal protective equipment: The good painting practice says that the skin, the eyes and the lungs should be always protected. This may be realized by buying GLOVES, PROTECTIVE GOGGLES and DUST MASK or RESPIRATOR. FABRICAL OR LEATHER WORKING GLOVES are needed, when you scrape, work with wire brush, sand and patch. Always wear them, when you work with unsanded wood. RUBBER GLOVES should be worn, when you work with bleaching solution, paint thinners and paint removers, and with any type of acid. And also wear them, when you clean up the painting instruments, as you use paint thinner or white spirit. (NOTE: Ensure that the gloves are made of such type of rubber, which won't be softened by lacquer thinners or by other strong chemicals.) PROTECTION OF EYES is recommended, when you use wire brush, when you scrape, sand or paint the surfaces above you.

The PROTECTIVE GOGGLES are compulsory, when you work with acids, bleaching preparation or with other chemicals. It is also a good idea to wear a DUST MASK, when you sand. And at the end wear comfortable, free clothes, when you paint.

Cleaning up / Storage

Latex paint - the best practice is to clean the instruments right after use. If you have used latex paint, wash the brush or the roller under warm running water, using a little detergent for dishwashing, until the entire paint is washed away from the brush. Ensure that the whole soap is also washed away. Drain the excess water from the hair of the brush or remove the nap by piece of rag.

After cleaning wrap the brushes in their original package or in aluminium sheet. Dry the rollers well. Oil-based or Alkyd paints - Pour the suitable solvent into two small cans. This should be solvent, recommended for the respective paint, or white spirit, if there is no information on the type of the solvent to be used. Dip the brush into the first can, pressing down the hair of the brush, until the bigger part of the paint on the brush is removed. Dip the brush into the second can in order to remove entirely the rest of the paint. Wipe the excess solvent, using a piece of rag. After cleaning wrap the brushes in the original package or in aluminium sheet. Dry the rollers well.

Storage of the left paint.

1. Clean the slide or the "bell" of the container. Ensure that the edge of the cover is cleaned, too.
2. Cover the opening of the can with a plastics package.
3. Close the lid well, blocking by hammer.
The oil-based or the Alkyd paints tend to form 'skin' during their storage. Follow the procedure. An additional measure might be to close VERY well the lid and to shake the can up-and-down. The paint will help the can to seal.

Tips on the paint's storage:
1. Paint a strip onto the label of the can, so you'll know what colour you have.
2. Write down onto the lid the date and which room you have painted, using a permanent marker.
3. Don't store the paint at sunlight or nearby a heating resource.
4. Protect the paints from freezing.

Disposal

Latex paints - since the latex paint isn't dangerous, it may be hardened and left to be disposed. Important thing when you harden the latex paint is to avoid ecological problems and problems, connected with the water pollution.

Hardening of the latex paint:
1. Remove the cover(s) of the container and put it opened in safety and well-ventilated place, away from children and animals.
2. Depending on the amount of the paint, it may take several days for the liquids to evaporate.
If you have big amounts of paint to be disposed, pour liquid paint into a vessel with a little waste in it or with another absorbing material, such as wooden scrap. When the paint is "dry", you may dispose it into the rubbish bin.
3. Remove the lids and dispose into an ordinary rubbish bin.