How to apply your Ressource paint?

By now, you will have discovered our full-tone collections and examined samples of them at your nearest retailer. You will also have chosen the perfect finish using our guide available here.

We’re here to help you get started: What equipment do you need? How long will it take? Where should you start? Don’t panic, you will find all of the answers to your questions in the article below.

Let’s start by looking at what you’ll need.

Decorating Equipment

You will find all of the equipment you need in your nearest Ressource store.

Ressource’s application tools are affordable and are sold in the same price range as in other specialized stores.

However you can find equivalent products: length of bristle and fiber textures for paint brushes and rollers, different grains of sand paper, masking tape, etc.

This is what you will need:

  • A stepladder
  • Nonabrasive masking tape
  • Plastic covers to protect your furniture and light fittings
  • Absorbent cloths (to clean the wall and wipe off any smudges of paint)
  • A stirring stick
  • Paint rollers (choose the size, length and type of pile according to the finish)
  • A rectangular bucket
  • Recyclable bucket liners
  • A perforated grid
  • Various size and shape paint brushes according to their intended use (moldings, sashes, touch-ups, detail work)
  • An extension pole for your roller
  • A bowl of warm water to clean any paint spills or splashes.

Protective equipment

  • Mask
  • Goggles
  • Latex or cotton gloves
  • Overalls or protective clothing

How to choose the right painting equipment?

Powder matte

10mm microstar roller for a clean finish// smooth using a spalter paintbrush for a modern smooth powdery look. Paint spray gun or an airless paint sprayer. (Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions).

Matte gloss

10mm microstar roller or a special acrylic or spalter paint brush. Paint spray gun or an airless paint sprayer. (Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions).

Satin matte

10mm microstar roller or a special acrylic or spalter paint brush. Paint spray gun or an airless paint sprayer. (Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions).

Velvet satin

10mm microstar roller or a special acrylic paint brush. For a smooth finish, use a 10mm microstar roller and smoothen evenly using a spalter paint brush.

Satin lacquer

5mm microstar roller, 10mm microstar roller or a brush depending on desired finish. Air compressor or special acrylic or spalter brush. Paint spray gun or an airless paint sprayer. (Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions).

High gloss

5mm gloss roller, special acrylic paint brush or paint spray gun or an airless paint sprayer. (Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions).

Prepare your site

Protect your floor and furniture

We recommend you always protect your floor and furniture with plastic covers when painting the walls.
You will find plastic covers in various shapes and sizes in all our stores.
For best protection and comfort, tape the cover down to the floor so that it doesn’t move out of place.

Before you start painting, it is best to store your furniture in another room if you can. If that isn’t an option, place all your furniture in the center of the room so that you will have enough working space.

Masking Tape

We recommend you use masking tape to delimit the surface area that needs painting. This helps to protect electric plugs and any ornamental ironwork in the room. Choose tape that won’t tear the surface or leave traces of glue when you pull it off. For a neat and clean result upon removal, make sure the tape is straight and pulled tight (no air bubbles) when first applied.

Preparing the surface to paint

A primer may be needed depending on the shade you have chosen and whether or not the surface has ever been painted before.

A good application starts with good preparation.  All surfaces must be smooth, clean and dry.

Here are our preparation and application recommendations for each surface type:

For non-porous surfaces: plaster boards, previously painted surfaces that are in good condition…:

  • sand lightly and dust clean.
  • Wash and rinse the surface.
  • Apply one layer of tinted undercoat according to the shade you have chosen :
    • Light shades: use the undercoat intended for light shades
    • Dark shades : use the undercoat intended for dark shades

For chalky and porous surfaces: brick walls, plaster, woodwork, old disintegrating paint:

  • Apply one coat of universal primer
  • and one layer of tinted undercoat according to the shade you have chosen:
    • Light shades: use the undercoat intended for light shades
    • Dark shades : use the undercoat intended for dark shades

Warning:

If you are painting iron, apply a rustproof primer. On any difficult surfaces (earthenware, glazed earthenware…) use our Superprimer.

How to apply Ressource Full Tone Paint

IMPORTANT: Use in temperatures between +8°C and +30°C. Do not use when relative humidity reaches more than 70%. For some dark shades, you will need to apply a bond primer ((TF)  voir nom exact ) in the same shade as the top coat (Ask for the list of shades in-store)

Technical Information for each finish

Powder matte

Finish : Deep matte
Coverage : 12 à 15 m²/L.
Drying Time : 30 min (dry to the touch)
Second coat : Approx. 4h (depending on temperature and air humidity)
How to clean your tools : In warm soapy water
Storage : 1 year unopened. Keep from freezing and from overheating

Matte gloss

Finish : Velvet matte
Coverage : 15 – 18 m²/L per coat depending on dilution
Drying Time : 30 min (dry to the touch)
Second coat : Approx. 5h (depending on temperature and air humidity)
How to clean your tools : In warm soapy water
Storage : 1 year unopened. Keep from freezing and from overheating

Satin matte

Finish : Velvet matte
Coverage : 16 -18 m²/L per coat depending on dilution
Drying Time : 30 min (dry to the touch)
Second coat : Approx. 8h (depending on temperature and air humidity)
How to clean your tools : In warm soapy water
Storage : 1 year unopened. Keep from freezing and from overheating

Velvet satin

Finish : Velvet satin
Coverage : 13 – 16 m²/L per coat depending on equipment used and dilution
Drying Time : 30 min (dry to the touch)
Second coat : Approx. 4h (depending on temperature and air humidity)
How to clean your tools : In warm soapy water
Storage : 1 year unopened. Keep from freezing and from overheating

Satin lacquer

Finish : Satin
Coverage : 18 – 20 m²/L per coat depending on equipment used and dilution
Drying Time : 2h (dry to the touch).
Second coat : Approx. 12h (depending on temperature and air humidity)
How to clean your tools : In warm soapy water
Storage : 1 year unopened. Keep from freezing and from overheating

High gloss

Finish : High sheen (mirror effect)
Coverage : 10-12 m²/L per coat depending on equipment used and dilution
Drying Time : 2-3h (dry to the touch)
Second coat : Approx. 6h (so the product adheres well, we recommend you apply the second coat within 48h or that you sand lightly)
How to clean your tools : In warm soapy water
Storage : 1 year unopened. Keep from freezing and from overheating

How to prepare your paint

Using a metal or wooden stick, stir the paint to make it smooth again. If it has been stored for a while, the paint may have separated in the can.

Where do I start?

Always apply paint from top to bottom to avoid runs and splashes of paint on already painted surfaces.

If you’re painting an entire room, we recommend you start by the ceiling, the walls and then the windows, doors and skirting boards. If applicable, paint the floor last.

Always start with edge work!

Using a brush for more precision, carefully paint the inside edges of the surface you are decorating. Once the edges are done, use a roller to continue applying the paint more rapidly.

For the edges of the wall, use a medium sized brush and paint a 5-8 cm strip overlapping the masking tape slightly.

WARNING: make sure you paint the edges as you go along. If not, you may see a difference in color when the paint dries.

How to paint using a roller?

Pour some paint into your recyclable bucket liner placed over your rectangular bucket. Impregnate your roller with paint on one side. Do not dip it entirely into the paint. Using the grid, remove the excess paint from the roller ensuring it does not accumulate on the edges.

How many top coats should I apply?

After the undercoat has dried completely, dilute the paint with up to 5% water and using a brush or a roller, apply two coats of paint.

RECOMMENDATION: For ease of application and neat results, we recommend you test the best level of dilution on a small surface area. The paint should glide over the surface and not stretch.

Note: If you are using an airless or traditional paint spray gun, you may need to dilute the paint more (10-20%). To find the best level of dilution, we recommend you test the mix on a piece of cardboard or on an inconspicuous section of the wall.

How to remove masking tape:

When you have applied the last coat and before it dries completely, remove the masking tape. Not waiting for the paint to dry out completely prevents it from coming away with the tape. Should any paint come away with the tape, as it is not quite dry, you can always do a slight touch-up using a small brush with fine bristles.

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Once you have applied the final coat of paint and once you have removed all the masking tape and plastic covers, air out the room and put your furniture back into place. It is now time to enjoy the work you have accomplished and admire how the paint reacts to the light and how it works with your style. Delve into the new atmosphere you have created.