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FAQ or Frequently Asked Questions

K:How long the paint must dry before waxing or finishing?

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V:Allow the paint to dry for at least 30 minutes. - 2 hours. The drying time depends a lot on the temperature and humidity. Let the paint dry completely between coats rather than paint the coats too quickly. The drying time between coats of Al Fresco series paints is two hours.

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K:How long does it take for the wax and finishing finish to dryää?

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V:finishing coating, Finishing Coat, dries quickly, in 15-30 minutes. For best results, 2-3 thin coats are required. Once dried, the surface is moisture resistant and clear. You can best apply Finishing Coat with a regular kitchen sponge, for example, so the surface becomes beautiful and leaves no traces of a brush.

Little drying usually takes 30-45 minutes. For some furniture, thorough drying may take a couple of days. Re-waxing should be performed every 12 months if necessary. The wax is put in a thin layer. Repeat if necessary. The wax is applied quickly and effortlessly with a wax brush and the excess wax is removed immediately after application with a lint-free cloth. The waxes still harden to their final hardness in a couple of weeks.

Drying the paint and hardening the waxy paint are different things. The waxy paint Lazy Range and Al Fresco shades will reach their final hardness in a few weeks. Until then, watch out for the paint surface a little more than normal. Read the painting instructions on the side of the paint can before starting the painting project and join the Finnish FB group in the Frenchic Paint Finland group - you will find good painting tips..

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K:How do I prepare furniture for painting 

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V:The surface must be clean, dry and free of grease. Light sanding before painting is recommended. Try Frenchic Paint's own Sugar Soap solution to wash away dust, grease and dirt. Wash before sanding to avoid sanding contaminants inside the wood. Also a great product for removing sanding dust. The adhesion can be increased and improved by applying a coat of Finishing Coat to the surface before painting. Even if the paint adheres to the surface without priming, the end result is better and more durable when the priming is done carefully. It is important to rinse the used detergent off the surface with clean water before painting. The Frenchic series Sugar Soap is an ample concentrate.

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K:The paint is pretty thick - can I thin it out?

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V:We recommend using the Frenchic Paint series paints as they are because they have good protective properties. However, if you want to thin the paint, always do it in a separate container.

At least don’t thin out Al Fresco or Lazy Range very muche paints, thinning reduces their abrasion and abrasion resistance as well as their wax and protective properties. You can also use these paints undiluted on the spray gun.

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K:How to apply Frensheen metallic highlighter?

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V:From Frensheen powders you can make a wonderful metallic paint yourself and you can apply it with a brush like a normal paint. Frensheen finishing powder, a low-accent dye, is most conveniently used mixed with Finishing Coat or wax.. 

First, dispense the liquid, Finishing Coat, into the container and mix in the Frensheen powder - a little at a time! You will notice how abundant the powder is and you can adjust the color saturation of the paint yourself.Tip:Try Frensheen powder and wax together, you will get a wonderful shimmering wax.

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K: What VOCs are and how Frenchic Paint differs from other products in terms of them?

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V:VOCs are harmful organic volatile compounds found in many paints. These compounds, which are dangerous to health and nature, evaporate into the room air, causing allergic or hypersensitivity reactions.

Prolonged exposure to harmful organic compounds may lead to e.g. damage to internal organs or the central nervous system. Short-term exposure, on the other hand, causes heartburn, headaches, shortness of breath, fatigue, skin symptoms, blurred vision, and weakness, for example.

Frenchic Furniture Paint contains no added VOCs at all.

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K:Is Frenchic Furniture Paint safe for use in the nursery 

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V:Indeed. All paints, waxes and finishes in the Frenchic Furniture Paint series are EN71: 3 certified Toy Safe and are safe to use in children's furniture and Nursery walls.ä.

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K:Where can I get more information about the Frenchic Paint series

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V:Join a domestic FB groupFrenchic Paint Finland or contact your nearestFrenchic dealer. Painting instructions alsoPappilan Sunday Shop pages. International, English-speaking Frenchic FB group:The Frenchic Fan Forum