Step by Step
2Paint with distemper - Red paint
Protect against splashes
Cover house foundations, windows, downpipes and other surfaces that you want to protect from paint splashes.
Tip!Always wear a mask, goggles and gloves when brushing the facade. There can be a lot of dust.
Remove loose paint and dirt
Gently scrub away loose paint, dirt and grayed wood from the facade with a wire brush. Use a flat-bristled wire brush for larger surfaces and a smaller wire brush for hard-to-reach areas. Put the wire brush on an extension pole for better reach and more power.
Wash away mould
Wash away any mould. Use algae and mould remover and a washing brush. Remember to rinse the facade thoroughly.
Now it’s time to move on to the painting itself.
Paint with distemper - Red paint
Tip!Paint when the wood is dry and cool. If the wood is wet, mold can form. If the wood is too hot, the paint may crack.
Prime if necessary
Are you painting on new, unpolished wood? Then you first need to prime with diluted distemper – Red paint. Dilute the paint with 10 percent water. If the facade is already painted with distemper – Red paint, there is no need to prime or dilute the paint.
Start with the details
Check that the façade is clean and dry. Start by painting details and hard-to-reach areas with a smaller paint brush.
Tip!Avoid remedial painting, i.e. painting, for example, nail heads afterwards. This can make the facade appear spotty.
Finish a few boards at a time
Switch to a wider paint brush and finish a few boards at a time. Paint the entire length to avoid visible overlaps in the paint.
Paint thin layers
Paint thin layers, making sure to work the paint well into the wood. Attach the brush to an extension pole for better reach and to avoid unnecessary ladder climbing.
Wipe away splashes
Wipe off any paint splashes before the paint has time to dry. Use a cloth with water and detergent.
Leave the cover plastic in place
Leave the cover plastic in place for a few days to allow the paint to dry. That way, you don’t have to worry about paint splashes if it rains.