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peruvian paint

Postby captcosmic » Mon May 26, 2014 1:26 pm

My wife bought me the paint to do the intetior. But when i read the instructions, (I know, I know, real men dont need instructions, but...) it says for every four 4l buckets of paint, i have to add one 4l bucket of water. Why in the world dont they sell me the paint premixed? It the same craziness with primer. Comes in a baggie almost putty like and has to be cut down. Any idea why? Or is it just, that is how they do it here! :)


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Re: peruvian paint

Postby Guiri » Mon May 26, 2014 2:21 pm

This is how most of the world does...besides the US where everything is ready made :twisted:
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Re: peruvian paint

Postby captcosmic » Mon May 26, 2014 6:23 pm

Just seems like a lot of extra work for another1/5 of a liter per 4 l bucket! Yea those pesky americans, always trying to make life easier! :D
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Re: peruvian paint

Postby Guiri » Mon May 26, 2014 8:00 pm

Actually its 4 l more paint ;)..anyway it has to do with what kind of surface you want to paint...not all is equal , you know ...so in Europe usually they say you have to mix at least 25% water in the first coat and 10% in the second :lol:
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Re: peruvian paint

Postby barry james » Mon May 26, 2014 10:33 pm

Pre-mixed paint what a God send.

For your primer, you should use a product called sellador, still needs to be mixed but you can roll it on very quickly. Let dry for a few hours before covering with paint.

If you feel like proving that you can take this decorating to a whole new level, you can try to repair any cracks in the walls or ceilings. This will surely test your talents !!!!!!!

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Re: peruvian paint

Postby captcosmic » Mon May 26, 2014 11:34 pm

Guiri wrote:Actually its 4 l more paint ;)..anyway it has to do with what kind of surface you want to paint...not all is equal , you know ...so in Europe usually they say you have to mix at least 25% water in the first coat and 10% in the second :lol:


I agree with four more liters, if you mix up four 4 liter buckets. 1/5 more paint. At least that is the mix ratio on my paint. Four 4 liter buckets of paint to one bucket of water. :) so i mix one 4 liter bucket to 500 ml of water. What sucks now i need another bucket that will hold 4.5 liters plus allow me mixing room!
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Re: peruvian paint

Postby Guiri » Tue May 27, 2014 9:11 am

captcosmic wrote:What sucks now i need another bucket that will hold 4.5 liters plus allow me mixing room!
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Re: peruvian paint

Postby Sergio Bernales » Wed May 28, 2014 11:33 am

Where are you buying your paint? At Sodimac, when I bought paint, they mixed it in the shop. By the way, unless you're at a loose end and enjoy painting, one of the advantages of Peru is it's much cheaper to pay someone to do the work. I got my place painted for 400 soles, plus paint, last year, and they did a very good job.
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Re: peruvian paint

Postby captcosmic » Wed May 28, 2014 10:51 pm

She got it at Sodimac, but an off the shelf, grab and go color. Yea I am doing it myself. Dont take long unless the wife pitches in to help! :)
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Re: peruvian paint

Postby panman » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:49 pm

Sergio Bernales wrote:Where are you buying your paint? At Sodimac, when I bought paint, they mixed it in the shop. By the way, unless you're at a loose end and enjoy painting, one of the advantages of Peru is it's much cheaper to pay someone to do the work. I got my place painted for 400 soles, plus paint, last year, and they did a very good job.

Do you have contact details?
I want my ceilings doing and don't want to be responsible for painting the furniture.
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Re: peruvian paint

Postby Sergio Bernales » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:48 am

panman wrote:
Sergio Bernales wrote:Where are you buying your paint? At Sodimac, when I bought paint, they mixed it in the shop. By the way, unless you're at a loose end and enjoy painting, one of the advantages of Peru is it's much cheaper to pay someone to do the work. I got my place painted for 400 soles, plus paint, last year, and they did a very good job.

Do you have contact details?
I want my ceilings doing and don't want to be responsible for painting the furniture.


Hi Panman, I don't have the details to hand, as the painters were organised through my building's administrator. I've sent her an email asking if she has their number. When she gets back to me I'll post the details.
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Re: peruvian paint

Postby panman » Thu Jun 05, 2014 1:10 pm

Sergio Bernales wrote:
panman wrote:
Sergio Bernales wrote:Where are you buying your paint? At Sodimac, when I bought paint, they mixed it in the shop. By the way, unless you're at a loose end and enjoy painting, one of the advantages of Peru is it's much cheaper to pay someone to do the work. I got my place painted for 400 soles, plus paint, last year, and they did a very good job.

Do you have contact details?
I want my ceilings doing and don't want to be responsible for painting the furniture.


Hi Panman, I don't have the details to hand, as the painters were organised through my building's administrator. I've sent her an email asking if she has their number. When she gets back to me I'll post the details.

Thanks.

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