Paint Maintenance Guide
Finished painting? Here’s what you need to know.
As gush cair and cair fresh interior paint is a water-based, latex paint overly harsh or abrasive cleaning methods will may cause the decolourisation of paint. Additionally, refrain from using alcohol-based solvents during cleaning.
- 3 Rags or sponges (2 damp, 1 dry);
- 2 buckets (1 filled with clean water, 1 filled with non-alcohol cleaning solution and clean water)
The following is our recommended for general cleaning of your walls:
- Using a duster, dust from the top of the walls to the bottom.
- Using a damp cloth with cleaning solution, gently clean a portion of the wall surface.
- Using a separate damp cloth with just water, rinse the cleaning solution off the painted wall surface
- Using a separate dry cloth, gently dab to dry this wet portion
- Continue to clean the remaining wall surface in this fashion.
For parts of the wall with heavy staining, attempt to clean using the above method first. Should the stain remain, do not attempt to scrub the wall as this would damage the paint and wall surface. Instead, cover the stain with a fresh coat of paint.
- Paint should be kept away from extreme conditions and stored in a cool, dry and well-ventilated place.
- When opening the paint can, use a proper can opener to prevent lid from denting or warping. An intact lid allows for an air-tight seal. You can also lightly tap all sides of the lid down to the can with a hammer (without warping it) or placing a layer of plastic wrap over the can before placing the lid. However, these steps are not necessary.
- Store paint container in an upright position.
- Remove any dust and dirt on tin surface before opening it. Such particles may fall into the paint and ruin it.
- Used paint should be able to store up to 6 months, more if the seal is kept totally air-tight.
Optional: You can pour small quantities of leftover paint into smaller containers to decrease the paint-to-air in the container, keeping the paint fresh for a longer time.
You can tell if your paint has gone bad if it smells like anything other than what paint should smell like and it appears rough and chunky upon application, even after stirring. In serious instances, mildew and mould could even appear on the paint if it had not been sealed properly. In these case, proper disposal of paint is required.
Unopened tins of gush cair / cair fresh interior paint has an average shelf-life of 18 months.
gush cair interior paint (or any paint for that matter) should not be disposed in liquid form. Do not:
- Pour it into sinks, drains or soil
- Leave paint cans for regular trash pick-up
- Burn paint
All paints should be hardened or dried by disposal. You can use shredded cardboard or newspaper (or any other absorptive materials) to help absorb paint and speed up the solidification process.
Through rigorous accelerated weathering testing, we have determined that gush cair interior paint’s air-purifying capabilities have been found to last for 5 up to 8 years.
Past this timeframe, the effects of the paint might deteriorate, but even without the features, the paint will still function like ordinary water-based, latex paint and should last an additional 2 to 5 years.
Nonetheless, these figures are heavily dependent on the climate and we recommend repainting your house every 3 to 5 years.
The information in the various sections above details the recommended usage of gush cair and cair fresh interior paint. As such, gush will not be liable for any damage caused by any deviation from the above recommendations.
Should you need clarification, do give us a call at (+65) 6692 9000. Alternatively, we do provide painting services and a limited lifetime warranty for paint defects (like the peeling and cracking of paint surfaces).