Original Artisan Range - How to Use

Preparation
Ensure surfaces are in suitable condition for painting and clean, dry, free from wax, grease or penetrating substances and in sound condition. If previously painted, remove loose or flaking paint. Fill any holes/imperfections with a suitable filler
Remove any rust and apply a suitable metal primer - also apply primer to bare ferrous (iron based) metal
Recommended surface preparation in addition to the above – clean with Frenchic Sugar Soap, rinse, dry, hand-sand sufficiently to abrade the surface and/or to smooth any protrusions after filling. Wipe off any dust
Ensure the surfaces are thoroughly dry prior to painting
To promote a smooth finish, treat porous surfaces like bare MDF, with an application of 2 coats of Frenchic Finishing Coat prior to painting
Take care on opening the tin lid – a Frenchic tin opener is recommended
Stir thoroughly with a wide implement, such as a Paint Paddle, prior to each use

Application, drying and curing (hardening)
Apply with a good quality brush or roller
To allow self-levelling, avoid overworking the paint
Allow a minimum of 1 hour between coats (even if the paint feels touch dry)
You may prefer to sand between coats, depending on the desired effect
Seal with your choice of Frenchic sealant
Curing time is up to 2-3 weeks in normal conditions. Treat the newly painted surface with care until then

Clean up and storage
Reseal tin after use. Clean up any spills immediately with water. Wash brushes/rollers in warm, soapy water
Do not store where the tin could be subjected to damp, frost, freezing or high temperatures
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