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. 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 systems we have. In every paint 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. 

  • Clear Finishing

    • Finishing mahogany/meranti
      • 1-component classic high gloss varnish systemDownload
      • 1-component satin interior varnish systemDownload
      • 2-component high gloss varnish systemDownload
      • 2-component satin interior varnish system Download
      • Combined high gloss varnish system Download
    • Finishing teak/iroco
      • 1-component semigloss varnish system Download
      • 1-component breathing high gloss varnish system (teak/iroco)Download
      • 2-component high gloss varnish system (teak/iroco)Download
  • Maintenance of previously painted surfaces

    • Clear finishing
      • Maintenance of existing, unknown high gloss varnish
      • Maintenance of existing, unknown satin 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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