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Oil Bound Distemper

Oil Bound Distemper
July 29
06:36 2014


Oil bound distemper offers matchless finishing on walls of the house. It’s high quality, decorative and economical paint with quality of colours. The paint is suitable for various interior surfaces, and maintains excellent porosity in new and old buildings. Let’s know surface preparation, application method, benefits of oil bound distemper.

Where to apply oil bound distemper?

Oil bound distemper can be applied on plaster and brick surfaces. It is used to ornament walls and ceilings. The paint is for interiors use only.

You can apply oil bound distemper on two surfaces:

  • New Surface
  • Old Surface

Preparing New Surface

Clean the surface

The surface should be sound and be cleaned thoroughly. Remove all dirt, dust, moulds and mortar droppings from the surface by washing and scraping.

Prepare the surface and applying putty

Any unevenness in the surface should be repaired by applying putty with plaster of Paris, mixed with white lead on entire surface including filling up undulations/unevenness.

Do sandpapering

The surface should be rubbed down with fine grade sand paper for smoothness.

Prepare Old Surface

Clean the surface

Old surface should thoroughly be cleaned by removing dirt, dust, grease, all loose materials, scales etc. and by rubbing with sand paper.

Repair unevenness

All patches should be repaired with putty, made of Paris of Plaster and white lead.

Do sandpapering

The surface should be made smooth by sandpapering and cleaning thoroughly of dirt.

Apply priming coat

On dry plaster surface
Priming coat should be applied with distemper primer which is of same brand as oil bound distemper is made of.

On wet plaster surface
Cement primer should be applied on wet surface instead of distemper primer.

On old surface
No primer coat is necessary for old work.

Preparing mix of oil bound distemper

Clean the container
The container should be cleaned with warm and soapy water before mixing the solution.

Mix appropriate quantity of water and distemper
Add water about 0.5 to 0.65 liters per Kg. to thick paste of distemper slowly as oil bound distemper is available in thick paste form.

Add pigment according to the required colour and shade.

Applying oil bound distemper

Applying on new surface

  • Do sandpapering before distempering
    After the priming coat is dry at least for 48 hours, the surface should be sandpapered lightly to make it smooth for receiving distemper. Care should be taken not to rub priming coat. All loose particles should be dusted off after rubbing.
  • Apply first coat of distemper properly
    Apply one coat of distemper properly; which is diluted with thinner (water), with brushes in horizontal strokes immediately followed by vertical strokes that together constitute one coat. Keep at least 24 hours time interval between two successive coats to let the preceding coat dries properly.

Apply second coat
The second or subsequent coat should be applied in the same way as the first. Two or more coats of distemper as necessary should be applied on primer coat to obtain even shade.

Applying on old surface

Apply distemper on old surface in the same way as on new surface. One or more coats of distemper as necessary should be applied to obtain even and uniform shade.

Remember these points before applying oil bound distemper

  • Apply a coat of alkali resistant primer paint and allow drying for at least 48 hours if oil bound distemper is done on newly plastered surface.
  • Use distemper primer and oil bound distemper of same brand.
  • Make use of 15 CM double bristle distemper brush.
  • Clean containers and brushes in hot water with soap solution.
  • Protect door, windows, electrical fixtures, and floors, fittings of door and windows and furniture from splashes of oil bound distemper.
  • Clean immediately if any drop of distemper falls down on any object.
  • Do not apply distemper in cold conditions i.e. when the temperature is below 5 degree centigrade.

Benefits of oil bound distemper

  • Easy in application.
  • Provides a range of colours.
  • Durable and economical paints
  • Offers smooth matt finish.
  • Dry quickly, touch dry in 4 hours.
  • Non flammable.
  • Environment-friendly paint
  • Has no harmful ingredients and lead free
  • Contain no petrochemical based gradients

Important Things when you paint Oil Bound Distemper:

  • Do not apply oil bound distemper within 6 months of completion of wall plaster.
  • Keep at least 24 hour interval for drying before applying next coat.
  • Do not apply distemper in cold conditions i.e. when the temperature is below 5 degree centigrade.
  • Keep the ends of ladders and scaffolding materials away from oil bound distemper surfaces.
  • Do distempering on ceiling before doing it on walls.
  • Prepare enough distemper solution/mix for one room in one time.
  • Make computerized color preparation.

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