Enamels are perfectly suitable for painting your wooden and metal surfaces. It is oil-based and has a unique glossy look. Choose various enamels by Indigo Paints and enjoy its superior gloss and high performance. It is quite durable and lasts for a long time. Check out various options available and select something that adds to the overall appeal of your property.
Not only are products from Indigo Paints different, but we have introduced products where none existed. Identifying and catering to niche, unique requirements of the customer has been in our DNA and products like Ceiling coat emulsion, Metallic emulsion, Floor Coat emulsion are just a few examples of how we have been trendsetters in the industry.
By dedicating ourselves to satisfying true customer needs, we set ourselves apart from other paint brands.
Emulsion Paints are water based paints which are more long-lasting when compared to distemper paint. Distempers are more conservative form of paint and has lesser durability than emulsions. Emulsions boasts of smoother finish as compared to distempers.
Indigo floor paint is a tough emulsion that is designed specially to protect and beautify cemented floors, interlock tiles, cement blocks etc. that are used on driveways & walkways. This paint is washable, and resistant to fungus and algae with good abrasion resistance to handle low to medium traffic. Indigo floor coat emulsion is available in a wide variety of non- fading shades to suit your needs.
Generally, the wear and tear to the existing coating or a special occasion or festival is what influences the frequency of painting. It can range from 3 – 8 years.
In case of interiors, the walls of the kitchen, kids’ rooms, and bathrooms tend to get dirty faster. The paint on the walls of bedrooms and living areas suffer less wear and tear.
In case of exteriors the level of exposure to the elements determines the life of the coating. Higher the exposure, greater will be the impact on the life of paint film.
Following the right painting practice and using the right product for the surface are critical in ensuring the best performance and life of any coating.
Putties and primes are the foundation to any topcoat.
Indigo Putties are generally paste like in consistency and designed to level out the undulations on the wall and create a smooth even surface.
Indigo primers are formulated mainly to improve the adhesion between the emulsion topcoat and the wall. However, there are specialized primers also in our range that are designed to address specific problems like the stain block primer that helps hide tough stains. You can refer our technical datasheet for more detailed information about our different products.
Usually, exterior walls exposed to sunlight, rain and dust will need washing before painting. You can use a scrapper / abrasive paper to remove the loose paint. Use a pressure wash and scrub with a wire brush to remove accumulated dirt, grease, algae, fungus, and moss growth. For Interior surfaces with oil, grease, or wax stains you can wash it away with a mild soap solution and a soft sponge. Please make sure that the walls are dry completely before starting the painting work.
Yes, but depending on the condition of the previous coating the surface will need to be prepared before applying the final paint. If the previous coating is in good condition, clean the surface to removes dust, and grease. In case the previous coating is glossy, sand using abrasive paper till the surface is dull and clean the surface. If the previous coating is in bad condition, remove the loose / flaky paint using an abrasive paper, use pressure wash and scrub with a wire brush to remove algae, fungus, and moss growth. Fill the cracks / dents, if required, with Indigo Acrylic Wall Putty. Apply one coat of Indigo Wall Primer, followed by 2 coats of Indigo Wall Paint keeping 4-6 hours interval between coats.
Normally three methods are used to apply paint on walls – by brush, roller and spray gun. The paint needs to be diluted to the right consistency while choosing any of the above methods. Application by roller is the most common method used while applying wall paint.
Washable Paint helps to keep your walls fresh and clean by offering the ability to clean dirt, stains etc. without affecting the paint film. Washable Wall Paints are very easy to clean with mild soap solution and a soft sponge. Wall Paints that have high emulsion content, a component that gives the paint higher wet scrub resistance, will have a better washability and durability.
Wall Paints are mainly categorised as Cement paints, Distempers, Emulsions and Oil Paints (Enamels) which can be applied either on Interior or Exterior walls. Wall paints comes in various finishes such as Matt, Soft Sheen, Hi-Sheen, Satin, Gloss and Hi-Gloss.
Primarily, it depends upon the wall surface to be painted i.e. Interior or Exterior. Depending upon the surface you can opt for various categories of wall paints like Cement paint, Distempers, Enamels or Emulsions. Wall paints can be selected based on your requirement of finish, features, and budget.
Wall Paints that have high emulsion content, a component that gives the paint higher wet scrub resistance, will have a better washability. For eg. Indigo Interior Emulsion Silver Series (Economy Range) will have moderate washability, while Indigo Luxury Interior Emulsion Platinum Series (Luxury Range) will have best in class washability.
There are mainly 2 types of interior wall paints namely Distempers and Emulsions. Emulsions offer a better finish and longevity as compared to distempers. Emulsions generally offer features like smooth/matt/sheen finish, stain resistance, high opacity, coverage, durability, and are very easy to clean. Indigo Paints offers a wide range of Interior Wall Paints based on your budget and requirements.
Before applying the Wall Paint, clean the surface of loose paint, dust, and grease. Use a pressure wash & scrub with a wire brush to remove algae, fungus, and moss growth. Apply 2 coats of Indigo Polymer Putty and one coat of Indigo Wall Primer, followed by 2 coats of Indigo Wall Paint keeping 4-6 hours of interval between coats
It is recommended to fill very large gaps using smaller pieces of the wood itself with the help of a carpenter. Small cracks / holes can be filled by using polyester putty or multipurpose sealants.
A Primer surfacer or Primer Sealer is a primer with high binder content, this aids to seal the pores of the substrate effectively thereby enhancing adhesion and giving a uniform finish & gloss of the topcoat.
Red oxide primer is a protective coating applied on ferrous metal surfaces to prevent them from rusting and corroding due to exposure to the elements. It helps increase the life of the metal and the durability of the final topcoat.
Yes, you can use water-based topcoat or emulsion Paint over oil-based Primer or Solvent-thinnable Cement primer.
Topcoat coating interval between Oil based Primer and Emulsion Paint should be after overnight drying ie; 12 hrs, and should not be more than 48 hrs.
Oil base Primer if allowed to dry for more than 48 hours, will lead to inferior adhesion of the Topcoat.
Wood primer is the undercoat applied on wood surfaces before it is painted. The purpose is to achieve superior adhesion of the final topcoat to the wood surface. It also offers short term protection for the wood from moisture up until
the topcoat is applied. Indigo wood primer has excellent coverage, is easy to use, and dries quickly.
Wall putty helps provide a smooth and even look to the wall and is a recommended step in the painting system. Wall putty is generally applied using a putty blade and involves applying multiple coats in thin fine layers to remove any undulations and holes on the surface.
Apply two to three coats to achieve best results. Make sure the first coat is completely dry before you apply the second coat. A coat of primer must be applied to the bare wall before you apply acrylic wall putty.
Acrylic putty is a water-based composition with a smooth consistency used as an undercoat on walls to level out undulations, small holes / cracks and prepare the wall for receiving paint. Acrylic wall putty from Indigo Paints is a water-based finishing putty for interiors. It stands apart because of its superior quality, fast-drying property and ability to provide an excellent bonding between the wall surface and the paint.
Wall Putty is a well-designed mix of white cement with fine fillers and polymer, which can be easily applied on masonry walls to fill all unevenness and undulations on the wall to give a smooth crack free surface, ready for applying Paint.
Application of only white cement will form a very thin layer and not give filling on walls. It can at times lead to cracks also.
The basic difference is that primer is a liquid product used to improve adhesion between the substrate and the topcoat or primers are used to address specific issue like chalking, alkalinity etc.
Putty is a paste or powder like product designed to level out the undulations in the wall and leave a smooth and even finish. Putty must always be overcoated with an appropriate primer before applying the topcoat.
Generally, all types of paints like emulsions, distempers can be used over putty as long as the appropriate primer coat has been applied.
Application of putty on exterior walls is not necessary. However, if one desires a smooth even finish on exterior walls, two coats of Indigo Polymer putty can be used followed by Exterior wall primer & a topcoat of your choice.
In simple terms there are two types of putty. Acrylic putty and powder-based putty. Powder-based wall putty consists of white cement mixed with polymers and minerals. As it is white cement-based, it can be used on interior and exterior walls for its powerful binding capabilities.
Acrylic wall putty is a putty with smooth paste-like consistency and based on acrylics. It is generally recommended for interiors.
If the previous coating is in good condition and requires no levelling, then putty is not required for repainting.
However, in cases where the previous coating has deteriorated leaving behind uneven surface, or in order to fill nail holes and small cracks, putty will be required.
Primers are designed to improve adhesion and bind the surface. It cannot withstand the attack of harsh elements. If you don’t apply a coat of paint over the wall primer, it will most likely deteriorate and turn into a chalk-like powder.
The role of the putty is to smoothen / level; the surface and it is essentially an undercoat. It should under all circumstances be over coated using a primer, followed by two-three coats of emulsion.
Ideally puttied surfaces must be overcoated within 5-7 days and not left exposed.
It is not recommended to add colour to putty.
Yes. If acrylic wall putty is being used then a primer coat is recommended before and after application of the putty. In case of cement-based putties or Polymer putty a coat of primer is recommended after application of the putty. The coat of primer helps in binding the putty to the wall.
Not all types of wall putty are waterproof. If you are looking for waterproof wall putty, Indigo waterproof wall putty is highly recommended. It has a special silicon additive that works as a water repellent and is designed to work on interior and exterior surfaces.
It is not recommended to apply enamel on plastic, unless the surface has been prepared using an appropriate primer that promotes adhesion to plastic.
Always refer to the instructions on the paint can and also refer the technical datasheet of the product for recoating intervals. It can vary from product to product.
In case the door is being painted using a clear lacquer, like PU or Melamine, we would recommend use of a brush for the application.
In case the substrate is being painted using a PU Super Gloss enamel, a foam roller or a brush can be used.
PU stands for Polyurethane. Indigo PU Super gloss enamel is a rich gloss polyurethane-based enamel with a quick drying & non-yellowing resin system. It is designed for use over wood and metal.
A unique advantage of PU super gloss enamel paint is that it can dry quickly when exposed to air, as opposed to alkyd-based enamels that are commonly found in the market. Also, PU enamels have better non-yellowing properties when compared to ordinary enamels.
Yes, you can technically use water-based paints over enamels. The surface will however need to be prepared by cleaning and sanding and a solvent based primer, like Indigo Universal Primer must be applied to promote adhesion. Then the surface is ready to take on the water-based paint.
Enamel paint for walls might sound like an odd combination, but on the contrary to what you might think, enamel paints can be a good option for not just wood or metal surfaces but also walls. Since enamel paints are resistant to excessive moisture, it also works well if you use it on surfaces that need to be cleaned multiple times.
However, one must note that enamels are non-breathable systems and hence any leak within the wall will easily lead to paint failure.
Like all paint systems, the life depends on the quality of paint used, the system of application and the exposure levels.
For interior applications enamels tend to last for 4 to 6 years under normal conditions, while under exposed conditions the life varies between 3 to 5 years.
Epoxy paint is more heavy duty compared to Alkyd based Enamel. Epoxy based coatings will give hard & abrasion resistant film with higher chemical resistance. Epoxy Paint is suited for application where higher corrosion resistance, wear & tear resistance is desired. Enamels are for general purpose application in less demanding environment.
Single pack epoxies however will need to be overcoated using an appropriate topcoat when exposed to extreme outdoor conditions.
Yes, Indigo PU Super gloss enamel is a highly washable paint.
Yes, enamel paint needs a primer when used on metal or wooden surfaces to ensure proper adhesion with the substrate.
Enamel paints can be used on a wide range of surfaces including metal, wood, and at times even walls. Due to its glossy nature PU Super Gloss enamel is widely used on wooden doors & windows, metal gates, grills, garden furniture etc and also on substrates like MDF & plywood.