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How to choose right colour
Cleaning of hands and clothing
Before ordering the paint we recommend to examine the paint visually applied on a larger area, in combination with other colours and in different light conditions. The light colours will look lighter on large areas, the darker ones will look darker, and the bright ones – brighter. The colour of the paint is affected by the roughness of the surface and the adhesive used. On a rough surface the colour will look darker. The tar paint can look slightly warmer.
The warmer colours, as well as brown, red, green and yellow colours are less affected by the tonal shift.
Fig. 1. Tar paint, colour S 5000 - N on a rough surface.
Fig.2. Linseed oil paint, colour S 5000 - N on a smooth surface.
All of the paints can be washed off the hands and clothing with warm water and natural soap. Linseed oil, tar and wax paints can be washed out before they solidify — on the day of applying the paint. Glue and lime paints can be washed out after they have hardened.
Cleaning and storing of brushes
The paint-brushes used with linseed oil, tar and wax paints are best stored dipped into linseed oil. This way the brushes will always be soft and easy to squeeze out in a cloth. If a brush needs to be cleaned completely, clean it with linseed oil and turpentine first, and then wash it with warm water and natural soap.
Storing of paint
Linseed oil, tar and wax paints are best stored in tightly sealed containers out of the reach of children. The paint is resistant to cold and does not change its consistence.
Glue and lime paints should be kept indoors above zero degrees Celsius.
The glue paint should be used within 1,5 months. The lime paint can be stored for an unlimited period if the paint is not exposed to cold and is kept air-tight.