We recommend to always apply our primer before painting. If the wall-paint or lacquer does not cover well, this could be due to the surface you are painting on. The surface color may be too dark, or the new surface may be particularly absorbent (new plaster or new wood). In addition, the surface may be too wet – for instance, if you’re painting a newly-plastered area that hasn’t yet dried our properly.
When painting a dark surface, we advise first applying a layer of wall-paint or wall-primer in your chosen color. With a new wall, it is best to fix the surface before painting. This prevents the paint from penetrating the wall to quickly, resulting in streaks and banding. Then apply wall-primer in your chosen color and, finally, apply the wall-paint.
Do not use wall-paint on your woodwork and plinths. Lacquer will give the best results, creating the ultimate Piet Boon Paint & Plaster effect. For new or bare wood, first apply two layers of primer (preferably in your chosen lacquer color), followed by two layers of lacquer. Sand lightly between all layers and ensure your paintwork is free from grease and dust.