Building a perfect paint or varnish system step-by-step

 

Varnish will not only enhance the warm beauty of the wood, but will also protect it against outdoor elements. UV filters will prevent discoloring of the wood and maintain the glossy appearence. In order to impregnate and to obtain a firm bonding inside the woodfibres, the first coats are applied thinned. Final coats are not thinned.

Painting is more than just giving a substate a colour. First of all, the paint must bond well to the substrate and provide longterm protection against the elements.

Therefore more coats of paint/varnish will be needed. The build up of these layes is called a paint system or in case of a clear finish a varnish system.

We divide systems into :

1. Type of substrate to be painted (fibreglass, steel, wood, aluminium)

2. Is the substrate to be painted above the waterline or will it be submerged below the waterline.              

3. One-component system or two-component system 

Your choice between a relatively easy to apply one-component system able to be performed succesfully outside and a two-component system with maximum hardness and durability and a little more effort and requirement

Below you can make a choice out of the paint and varnish systems we have. In every paint or varnish system you will find set-by step guidelines how to work; which product to use, how many coats to apply, drying time per coat and typ + grid of abrasive paper to use.

Select the system of choice by opening the (∨)-button on the right:

  • Clear Finishing

    • Clear Finishing - High gloss UV-protecting varnish systems
      • 1: Traditional onecomponent high gloss UV-varnish system using Clear Gloss VarnishDownload
      • 2: Onecomponent breathing high gloss UV-varnish system using Woodfinish GlossDownload
      • 3: Onecomponent rapid semi gloss UV-varnish system using Rapidclear /RapidcoatDownload
      • 4: Two-component high gloss UV-varnish system using PP Varnish Extra + PU ClearDownload
      • 5: Combined high gloss UV-varnish system using PP varnish + Clear Gloss varnishDownload
    • Clear Finishing - Interior satin varnish systems
      • 1: Onecomponent interior satin varnish system using Rubbed Effect varnishDownload
      • 2: Onecomponent breathing matt varnish system using Woodfinish MattDownload
      • 3: Twocomponent Interior satin varnish system using Poly-urethane Clear SatinDownload
      • 4: Combined interior satin varnish system using PP Varnish + Rubbed Effect VarnishDownload
  • Maintenance of previously painted surfaces

    • Clear finishing
      • Maintenance of existing, unknown high gloss varnish
    • Coloured finishing
      • Maintenance of existing, unknown paint
  • Painting wood

    • Above the waterline
      • 1-component paint system on woodDownload
      • 2-component paint system on wood Download
    • Below the waterline
      • 1-component underwater paint system using Underwaterprimer
      • 2-component underwater paint system with antifouling
      • 1-component verfsysteem met Black Bottom en antifouling
  • Painting Fibreglass

    • Above the waterline
      • 1-component paint system on FibreglassDownload
      • 2-component paint system on FibreglassDownload
    • Below the waterline
      • 2-component underwater paint system with antifouling
      • 2-component underwater paint system (osmosis prevention)
  • Painting Steel

    • Above the waterline
      • 1-component paint system on steelDownload
      • 2-component paint system on steelDownload
    • Below the waterline
      • 1-component underwater paint system with antifouling
      • 2-component underwater paint system with antifouling
      • 1-component underwater apint system (Black Bottom)
      • 1-component underwater paint system (CR Antifouling Primer)
  • Painting aluminium

    • Above the waterline
      • 1-component paint system on aluminiumDownload
      • 2-component paint system on aluminiumDownload
    • Below the waterline
      • 2-component underwater paint system with antifouling
  • Coal tar

    • Above the waterline
    • Below the waterline
      • 1-component underwater paint system on traditional coal tar

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