Portaflek belongs to a category of paint that is best applied by spraying, or flecking, it onto a desired surface. This can be done by using a pressurized paint fleck spray unit. Some home improvement stores rent these type of sprayers. Others sell products, such as the Portaspray Plus Extra Multi-Fleck Sprayer.Continue Reading
According to Air Supplies Compressed Air Specialists, a pressurized paint fleck spray unit is a machine that includes a paint spray gun that is pressurized using a pressure container. In most common designs, the pressurized tank consists of a 2-gallon drum that is linked to the paint gun by a 6-meter-long hose. Spray units of this kind can usually handle a 5-litre can of portaflek paint; and, this type of unit helps to apply an even coat of paint to any surface.
Portaflek is a decorative, paint finish. The four main kinds of paint finishes are: flat, eggshell, semi-gloss and gloss. Flat paint finishes are easier to apply because they require less preparation. Flat finish paint sets more evenly onto rough surfaces and does not reflect light as well, which hides imperfections on the surface. Eggshell finishes are easy to maintain as they can be cleaned with a wet rag or cloth and readily resist stains. Semi-gloss paint finishes are more durable than flat or eggshell finishes. However, they dry with a much brighter sheen to them which can make imperfections more visible. Gloss pain finishes are best used for furniture, door trimmings and other such surfaces as they leave a hard, shiny, almost acrylic gloss to them.Learn more about Home Maintenance
Repainting old furniture involves preparing the furniture, removing the old paint, smoothing the furniture surface, priming the furniture and applying new paint. Be sure to protect yourself and your working surface from the paint before starting this project.Full Answer >
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Paint over varnished wood by either sanding and priming or deglossing the surface before applying the final coats of paint. Sanding and priming work best on large, flat areas of varnished wood, and this method tends to produce the best final results. Deglossing is not quite as effective as sanding and priming, but it is a much easier method and works even in tight spots or on intricate trim or molding.Full Answer >
To fix peeling paint on the bathroom wall and ceiling, strip the paint from the drywall or plaster, clean the surface, create adequate ventilation in the bathroom, prime the area again and repaint it. Peeling paint in the bathroom is usually caused by moisture damage, so it is impossible to repair without stripping the old paint.Full Answer >