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The secret of a great finish is the proper preparation of surfaces, using the correct tools and selecting the right products for the surfaces you wish to coat.
There's a range of common problems that can affect the results of your project, so our series of Helpful Advice links can show you how to deal with the most common ones.
If you're still having difficulties preparing your surfaces with one of our products, please contact our Product Helpdesk on 0800 735 551.
Mould or mildew is the formation of black, grey or brown spots or areas on the surface of paint or caulk. Read more >>
Burnishing is the increase in gloss or sheen of paint film when subjected to rubbing, scrubbing or having an object brush up against it. Read more >>
Poor stain resistance is the failure of the paint to resist absorption of dirt and stains. Read more >>
Cracking or flaking is the splitting of a dry paint film through at least one coat as a result of aging, which ultimately will lead to complete failure of the paint. Read more >>
When you purchase Wattyl products you'll find a range of useful instructions on the back of each can or pack.
These instructions have been written especially for the product in the can and will give you great advice on what rollers, brushes or special tools you may need.
But if you're still looking for advice, please contact our Product Helpdesk on 0800 735 551.
It's very important to select the right paint for the right surface. Like most people, you'll want durable products that last and keep looking good for a long time.
Sheen levels play an important part in helping to protect sufaces in high traffic areas such as hallways and family rooms. Other areas such as laundries and bathrooms need a sheen level that protects against moisture and dampness. Look for instructions on the front and back of the Wattyl Interior Design i.d packs so you can see what paint finish is best for your project.