Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently asked questions about RAW Paints’ products

Paint powder in a bag or large packaging?

RAW Paints’ paint powder is packaged in two ways:

1. In the special RAW MIX in the sizes: 0.5 KG-1 KG-2 KG
2. In a RAW BAG in the sizes: 5 KG-10 KG

Can I add more water than the recommended amount?
Adding more water than recommended affects the strength of the paint. We recommend using the amount of water as described for the first layer. Check the proportions below. Changing the water ratio: paint powder is for your own responsibility. 0.5 KG RAW Paints powder with 0.5 liters of water 1 KG RAW paints paint powder with 1 liter water 2 KG RAW Paints paint powder with 2 liters of water
Are the RAW Paints' products only for exterior facades?
RAW Paints has developed various products for various applications. Click here for the product overview.
What are the advantages of RAW Paints' products vs traditional paints?
The formula of the RAW paints’ products have many advantages:
1. VOC Free Paint
2. Breathable Paint
3. Solvent-Free

And compared to the competition:
4. Excellent adhesion on damp or moist substrates!

How do I know if RAW Paints' products remain on my wall?

It is important to know how humid the walls are. To be able to figure that out, you will be able to measure the walls with a moisture meter. Depending on the result, you can take the following steps:

  1. In the humidity level above 15%, you need to enable professional help to solve the moisture problem
  2. In the humidity level between 6% and 15%, consider enabling professional help to solve the moisture problem
  3. At a humidity level below 6%, it is not a problem to apply BASEPAINT

Points 2 and 3 are circumstances in which BASEPAINT could be applied.

Can I paint my walls if they are still damp?
By measuring the walls on humidity you can determine if you can or cannot paint. Ask for advice.
Do I need to ventilate the room during painting?
Since RAW Paints’ minerals and water-based products have been developed without the addition of (chemical) preservatives/stabilizers, the room during painting is simply accessible. But fresh air during painting work is always delicious!
How many layers should I apply?
With one layer of RAW Paints, the wall is often covered at once. We recommend that you apply two layers of RAW Paints’ products for the best results. Depending on the suction power of the wall and thus the prefering with the substrate, it may be that a third layer is necessary.
When can I apply the second layer?
A second layer can be applied after 12 hours.

Can I paint over existing paint?
RAW Paints’ products have been developed to paint on an untreated surface. If the underlay was previously painted with a breathable mineral paint it should not pose a problem to paint over it. If the underlay is a non-breathable (latex) coat of paint, RAW Paints’ products can be used but entirely for their own responsibility. The paint layer with RAW Paints’ products will remain on this layer; However, because the first layer did not have the ability to adhese and a filter has been created, the first coat of paint and thus the next will fall off in high humidity circumstances.
How many m2 do I paint with RAW Paints' products?
Use the following ratio for creating RAW Paints ‘ products *: BASEPAINT up to 2 m2:0.5 KG BASEPAINT up to 4 m2:1 KG BASEPAINT up to 8 m2:2 KG BASEPAINT* ratio depend on the suction effect of the substrate; an open structure will consume more paint per m2. RWP028/RWP100/OMBREWALL up to 5 m2:0.5 KG BASEPAINT up to 10 m2:1 KG BASEPAINT up to 20 m2:2 KG BASEPAINT
Can I clean my painting supplies with water?
The painting supplies with which BASEPAINT is applied can be washed off with water after use.
Are RAW Paints' products available in multiple colours?
BASEPAINT This product is available in matt white * RWP028/100 This product is available in matt white * OMBREWALL This product is available in various colours, ask for the colour card * If a different colour is desired, please contact us via the contact form
How long can I keep the paint created?
RAW Paints’ products are fresh produce and therefore its shelf life is limited. No more than two hours of shelf life In a sealed bag. This is a two-component product, namely paint powder with water. Store RAW Paints’ products (in powder form) in a cool, dark place.
If I am not satisfied, can I get my money back?
We think it’s important to know why you’re not happy with RAW Paints’ products. Perhaps we can give you more advice or tips on using RAW Paints’ products. Please contact us and we will search for a solution! Click here for the terms and conditions that apply to our webshop.
Can I order RAW Paints' products online only?
RAW Paints’ products are currently only available online.
What is adhesion?

The natural raw materials incorporated into the RAW Paints’ products form the basis for the unique paint powder formula.

The principle of this formula is based on a carbonation of the mineral paint with the substrate. A solid, mineral and insoluble connection of the paint with the paint carrier (plaster, concrete, brick, natural stone) arises. The cross-section of a plaster layer shows this process, also known as “election”. Save and exit

Are RAW Paints' products only for stone walls?
RAW Paints has developed a paint powder especially for walls, stone substrates, concrete etc. It is not suitable to apply to wood, plastics, plastics, iron, metal etc.
I've added too much water, now what?

If you have created a RAW Paints’ product with too much water, you can choose two options:

  1. You can leave the paint for a while, until it thickens.
  2. You can also add some paint powder to determine the correct thickness.
Are RAW Paints' products shiny or mat?
RAW Paints’ products are mat paint products.
Can I paint about RAW Paints' products with another product?
You can overpaint the wall/façade with another product; however, do take a breathable mineral-based paint. If you choose a latex product, be aware that this layer creates a filter and thus suffocated the wall. We advise you to use only RAW Paints’ products. For painting the basement wall with a color, we advise to use OMBREWALL after two layers of BASEPAINT.
Can I also have my cellar painted with RAW Paints' products?
You can definitely let the house (indoors or outdoors) paint with RAW Paints’ products by an expert painter. Several painters have now joined the RAW Paints team Ask for the painter near you via the contact form.
My basement has fungus, what should I do?
BASEPAINT before you start painting BASEPAINT in your cellar you need to take precautions if the following applies: Is there a mould in the basement? Does the cellar have the odor like fungi? First, treat the walls with a product that removes mold from the walls. Please consult your nearest do-it-yourself shop. Take pictures of the cellar for focused and expert advice.
Is the cellar directly to enter after painting?
The space is directly accessible after painting. RAW Paints’ products are breathable, odorless and consist of minerals. RAW Paints’ products contain no solvents, no preservatives etc.
Can I also paint my floor with RAW Paints' products?
BASEPAINT is developed for walls in souterrains, cellars and other damp space, not for floors.

RAW Paints’ TIPS

Before you start!
  • Check the first layer on which RAW Paints’ products will be applied
  • If the underlay is flexible, RAW Paints’ products are applied, it can cause cracking
  • Underlay must be completely dry before RAW Paints’ products are applied
  • Remove old paint residue, loose-fitting paint, dirt etc
  • Treat algae/moss/fungus with a biological detergent and rinse with high pressure washer. Give drying time before going to paint with RAW Paints’ products
  • Remove paint spots directly with water
Mix What you need!
RAW Paints’ products make it possible to paint when you want without worrying about the quality of the paint; You mix what you need!
Remainder paint powder can be kept dry and clean
Fresh product
RAW Paints’ products are fresh produce. Once created, it is 1-2 hours to store.

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