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 different ways, depending on which product is purchased.
We always look at the most efficient way for ease of use as well as shipping.

 

Can I add more water than the recommended amount?

Adding more water or PLUS than recommended affects the strength of the paint. We recommend using the quantity described for the first layer. Check the proportions below.
Changing the water-plus ratio: paint powder is for its own responsibility.

On the website in the processing document, check exactly the amount of paint powder and water/PLUS you need.
This is different per product!

Where are the specifications and usage advice of RAW Paints' products?

The use advice is in the fact sheet on the website with each product. If any more information is needed please contact us via the contact form.

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 RAW Paints’ products formula have many advantages (depending on which product you choose)
Properties of our products are:

  • VOC free
  • Breathable paint
  • Solvent-free
  • Excellent adhesion on damp surfaces
  • Suitable for façades with high exposed to UV
  • High-quality and heat reflective
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 conditions on which our products can 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?

It depends on which product you buy how much m2 you can paint with 1 KG.

For more advice, see the product pages.

Can I clean my painter's supplies with water?
The painting supplies with which the RAW Paints’ products are applied can be rinsed with water after use.
However, the brush and roller should be fully painted out before being rinsed in the sink.
How can I clean the various walls on which Raw Paints' paint was painted?
With the exception of STEAM, raw paints’ interior products are not washable.
Are RAW Paints' products available in multiple colours?
All RAW Paints’ products are available in matte white.
In addition, the OMBREWALL line has several colors: check here for the colors.
For the other products, colour can be delivered on request. Contact us for this.
How long can I keep the paint created?
RAW Paints’ products are fresh produce and therefore its shelf life is limited.
In a sealed bag it is no longer than two hours last. This is a two-component product, namely paint powder with water.
Store RAW Paints’ products (unmade – powdered) 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!
Can I order RAW Paints' products online only?
RAW Paints’ products are available online. For larger quantities, we can be contacted.
Painters, contractors or other professionals can contact us for a quote or VAT invoice.
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 adhesion of the mineral paint into the surface. 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”.

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.
Are RAW Paints' products suitable for old walls painted with white lime paint?
RAW Paints’ paint is very suitable for being painted over the plastered walls as it is a breathable paint.
Does RAW Paints' also have transparent wall paint for, for example, a natural stone fireplace?
Raw Paints’ product Plus could protect a natural stone fireplace.
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.

But if in doubt, always contact us.

Are RAW Paints' products shiny or mat?
All RAW Paints’ products have a matte look.
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.
To paint the basement wall with a color, we recommend using OMBREWALL after two layers of BASEPAINT.
Can I put wall paint on wallpaper/ non-woven wallpaper?
Yes, RAW Paints’ products are suitable for painting on wallpaper or fleece wallpaper.
Can I also paint my floor with RAW Paints' products?
RAW Paints has developed a floor coating. Ask for it via the contact form.
Can I also have my cellar painted with RAW Paints' products?
You can definitely have your house (inside or outside) painted with RAW Paints’ products by a professional 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?
Before you start painting BASEPAINT in your basement, you should take precautions if the following applies:
  • Is there mold formation 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 cellar paint suitable for walls in the cellar with salt blooms?
Putting BASEPAINT on similar walls is certainly possible.
You will have to take precautions before you can actually start painting.
Removing the bloom by sticking it off or wiping it off for example.
Once the wall is clean and free of everything that does not belong on the wall you can use BASEPAINT, without first applying a primer o.i.d.
Is the cellar directly to enter after painting?
Spaces can be accessed immediately after painting. RAW Paints’ products are made with water, are breathable, odorless and consist of minerals. RAW Paints’ products contain no solvents, no preservatives, etc.

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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