Touch-up requirements

PDF- Touch-up Guide

1. Storage

During winter make sure that touch-up paint does not freeze at any point. The touch-up paint should be kept in a warm space (20°C/70°F) for a minimum of 24 hours prior to usage. During summer, be sure to keep the paint out of direct sunlight. An opened container cannot be stored long-term.

2. Tools

Siparila Oy recommends the use of any firm-bristled synthetic applicator (e.g. polyester, nylon, etc.) approved for water-based coatings.

3. Paint preparation

Open the lid and stir for approximately 5 minutes using a wooden spatula. Scrape the sides and the bottom of the can until the paint is thoroughly blended. We recommend regular stirring throughout the work period.

4. Application

For maximum adherence, visible touch-ups should be done at temperatures above 10°C/50°F. Use a brush of adequate width to apply a sufficient amount of touch-up paint to entirely cover the exposed wood. All bare wood surfaces should be painted, even if they will not be visible once installed. We strongly recommend that all touch-ups are performed on products before installation.

For small areas such as nailheads or scratches, the applicator should not be larger than the intended surface. Carefully dab the area in need of touch-up. Avoid using wide brushes that could cause drips, causing poor results.
After application let the paint dry for at least 2-4 hours. Humidity, temperature, and wind will affect the drying time of the paint.

Please note

Siparila touch-up paint is only intended to be used for repairs; this product should not be applied over non-damaged factory coated material. Incorrect application of touch-up paint may result in differences in tone. Such differences may not show immediately but may appear only after repeated exposure to ultraviolet. Siparila is not liable for any variation in tone, sheen, or chalking resulting from misapplication of the touch-up paint.

Do not pour paint into drains, water systems, or soil. Deliver empty dry containers to a proper recycling facility. Take liquid paint waste to a hazardous waste collection site.

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