Painting Interior Woodwork | Edward Bulmer Natural Paint

The surface must be dry, clean, solid and coatable. Existing coatings that are non-recoatable or unstable should be completely removed by sanding or stripping. Grey or spongy wood should be sanded down to the level of the pitting. Bleeding knots on bare wood should be pre-treated with knotting solution. Suitable wood fillers should be applied before application of any paint products.

Modern Oil Eggshell

Priming

Raw wood may be primed with a diluted coat of the top coat paint.  Dilute with water up to 20%. Allow to dry thoroughly and sand lightly before applying at least two coats of the Modern Oil Eggshell, sand lightly between coats for best results (this is also a test to whether the surface is dry enough for the next coat).

Previously painted wood should be sanded thoroughly to provide a good key and then painted with at least two coats of Modern Oil Eggshell. 

For composite wood materials (such as chipboard, MDF or OSB etc), woods with high levels of tannin like oak or chestnut, woods with high levels of  oils or resins, such as some tropical species, larch or red cedar or pressure treated wood, use Special Primer followed by at least two coats of Modern Oil Eggshell, sand lightly between coats for best results. 

 

Painting

Thoroughly stir and apply 2 coats evenly and in very thin layers in the direction of the grain, using a synthetic or mixed-fibre brush or fine-pored/short pile roller. May be thinned if necessary with up to 20% water. Sand lightly and remove dust between coats. 

Also suitable for spraying but please consult our technical sheets for precise instructions.

Drying 

Touch dry after approximately 5 hours, best to leave overnight before applying second coat. Handle with care until completely dry and protect from dust.

Too thick application, high humidity and low temperatures significantly delay the drying process. Drying is a process of oxygen uptake, ensure good ventilation during the drying period. 

Traditional Oil Eggshell

Priming

Raw wood should be primed with Edward Bulmer Wood Primer. Allow to dry thoroughly and sand lightly before applying one to two coats of Edward Bulmer Oil Undercoat. Sand lightly.

For chipboard, MDF or other composite wood materials make samples to check for compatibility. Prime using Edward Bulmer Penetrating Primer. If staining continues apply coats of a compatible proprietary stain block.

Painting

Thoroughly stir and apply 2 coats evenly and in thin layers in the direction of the grain, using a brush or suitable roller. May be thinned if necessary with up to 3% Edward Bulmer Oil Thinners. Suitable for spraying, apply thinly and consider laying off with a brush.

Drying

Touch dry after 8 hours, leave overnight and it is usually possible to recoat the following day, in rare instance, extra drying time is required. Handle with care until completely dry and protect from dust.

Too thick application, high humidity and low temperatures delay the drying process. Drying is a process of oxygen uptake, ensure good ventilation during the drying period.