Problem Solver - Moisture

Problem

Timber to be coated should have a moisture content close to what it will be in service. Below 14% for interior timber and between 15-18% for exterior timber is recommended, and 5% maximum in most masonry. You can obtain a moisture meter to check the content of a surface. Certain finishes do have moisture permeability allowing moisture to escape.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

A moisture meter is ideal when it comes to measuring the water content in wood, plaster and concrete.

Brewers recommends:

Wash surface down with detergent or sugar soap

Brewers recommends:
  • Tetrion Powder Sugar Soap 500G
    - Specially formulated to clean and prepare surfaces prior to repainting and provides an excellent key for a new coat of paint.

Abrade with 100 grit abrasive paper to remove any loose or flaking areas and to create a key

Brewers recommends:

Stage 2 - Basecoat

Apply a suitable primer

Brewers recommends:

Apply a suitable undercoat

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Undercoat White 1L
    - Excellent covering power, finish for interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Perfect for new work and redecoration.

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply a suitable topcoat

Brewers recommends:

Problem

Timber to be coated should have a moisture content close to what it will be in service. Below 14% for interior timber and between 15-18% for exterior timber is recommended, and 5% maximum in most masonry. You can obtain a moisture meter to check the content of a surface. Certain finishes do have moisture permeability allowing moisture to escape.


Stages

Stage 1 - Preparation

Wash surface down with detergent or sugar soap

Brewers recommends:
  • Tetrion Powder Sugar Soap 500G
    - Specially formulated to clean and prepare surfaces prior to repainting and provides an excellent key for a new coat of paint.

Abrade with 100 grit abrasive paper to remove any loose or flaking areas and to create a key

Brewers recommends:

Stage 2 - Basecoat

Apply a suitable primer

Brewers recommends:

Apply a suitable undercoat

Brewers recommends:
  • Albany Undercoat White 1L
    - Excellent covering power, finish for interior and exterior use on wood and metal. Perfect for new work and redecoration.

Stage 3 - Topcoat

Apply a suitable topcoat

Brewers recommends: