In order to apply acrylic lacquer on black plaster, firstly apply a coat of Rav Gamish bonding primer (in the shade of the lacquer if desired). Follow by applying lacquer to flatten the surface. Wait ten minutes.  Remove any surplus lacquer and go over the wall with a trowel in order to achieve the desired texture.

  • Tip from the Tambour professionals: It is important to perform the entire job from start to finish, without stopping or performing other operations.

Before applying mineral lacquer on black plaster it is important to wait at least three hours before starting.  Apply the lacquer using a stainless steel trowel. Make sure to pack down while applying and remove excess material.  After applying the lacquer, create your desired texture: Using a plastic or stainless steel trowel, go over the surface using circular motions while moistening occasionally.  It is important not to apply lacquer under direct sunlight or in frosty conditions—so make sure this won't occur during the drying period. Work consecutively, without stopping or performing other operations.

For exterior walls it is not recommended applying mineral lacquer on an acrylic foundation.  If there is an acrylic foundation that's stable, isn't peeling and not in need of repair you may apply acrylic lacquer.  Before doing this, clean the wall of dust and dirt and apply a coat of water-based bonding primer (for exterior application) or Rav Gamish bonding primer.  Make sure to choose a primer in your selected shade of lacquer. After applying the primer, spread the lacquer on the wall until achieving a flat surface. Wait ten minutes, remove excess lacquer and go over the surface with a trowel in order to create the desired texture.  Make sure to work consecutively without breaks or other operations.

If you wish to refurbish existing plaster it's important first of all to check exactly which plaster it is as well as its present condition.  If it is acrylic plaster and in good condition – not peeling and no cracks – clean off from dust and dirt, apply Rav Gamish bonding primer or exterior primer and paint in your desired shade of Supercryl MD, diluted with 30% water. If the existing plaster is mineral based and in good condition, apply an additional coat of mineral plaster in your chosen shade using a stainless steel trowel.  Make sure to pack down the plaster while applying and remove all excess material. Later, using a stainless steel trowel or a plastic trowel that you moisten occasionally, go over the surface in circular motions in order to achieve the desired texture.  Make sure not to apply mineral plaster under conditions of direct sunlight or if frost is expected before it has dried thoroughly. Work consecutively without breaks or performing other operations.

For a wall painted in Rav Gamish paint we recommend applying an additional coat.  Clean the walls of all dirt and dust and apply a coat of Rav Gamish bonding primer followed by painting on the desired shade of Rav Gamish 10 (smooth textured).

  • Tip from the Tambour professionals: If the wall has been painted within the last two or three years you may apply the paint directly, without primer.

Before painting on a concrete surface or cement mortar, wait at least 30 days after it has set. If the foundation is stable and strong and not located in a marine or industrial environment, you may apply two coats of Supercryl MD directly on the surface. If you wish to paint using flexible paint – which has the ability to patch up cracks of up to 2 mm wide, firstly apply Rav Gamish bonding primer followed by painting on the desired shade of Rav Gamish flexible paint. For coarse textures you will need to spray-paint the surface. If the foundation is weak and brittle, or located in an industrial area or near the sea, firstly apply Rav Gamish bonding primer followed by applying either Supercryl MD or Rav Gamish paint.

In order to repaint an exterior wall that's been painted with acrylic paint, firstly clean the entire surface of dust and dirt.  Now apply Rav Gamish bonding primer followed by two coats of Supercryl MD in your desired shade. If there are cracks in the wall, we advise treating the cracks prior to painting over with Rav Gamish paint.

If a crack is no more than 2 mm wide, widen the crack (to a maximum width of 6 mm) and apply Rav Gamish bonding primer inside the crack and also 10 cm around it. Later, fill the crack with a material called Gamish Filler. Make sure to smoothen while still wet (because the surface won't be able to be filed down). After treating all cracks apply an additional coat of Rav Gamish bonding primer and paint the wall with Rav Gamish paint in the desired texture, or apply acrylic plaster. We do not recommend using acrylic paint or mineral mortar.

If the tiles aren't painted, clean off all dust and dirt.  Apply Rav Gamish bonding primer and apply two coats of Supercryl MD in your desired shade.

Congratulations! Before you start actually painting it's important to prepare the room first. Cover all electrical outlets, switches and panels with masking tape in order to prevent paint from dripping on them. Cover the floor with paper or nylon sheets for protection. As for the painting itself, if you plan to repaint the wall with Limewash, simply paint over the old coat.

  • Tip from the Tambour professionals: When preparing the wall and before applying the masking tape, stick the tape to a piece of cloth in order to slightly weaken its adhesive strength. That way it will be easier to remove the masking tape when you finish.
 

If you want to paint on an existing coat of whitewash using Supercryl, it's important to first of all apply a coat of bonding material called Bonderol Super.  Once this is done you have two options –

  1. To obtain an especially smooth finish, firstly apply a coat of putty and later apply a coat of Bonderol Super. Now you're ready to paint with acrylic paint. 
  2. If the wall surface is sufficiently flat you may paint two or three coats of Supercryl directly on the wall.

It all depends on the condition of the existing paint.  If it is peeling in several places, firstly apply a coat of Bonderol Super. If the wall foundation isn't straight and smooth use a material called Magic Bond Super in order to smoothen the surface (for use on interior walls only).  Follow this by painting on a coat of Bonderol Super. Wait until fully dry and then apply two or three coats of Supercryl. If the old paint is not peeling – you may apply two or three coats of Supercryl paint directly on the wall. Good luck and enjoy your renovation project!

If the wall is painted with acrylic paint, is in good condition and isn't peeling then there's no problem.  Simple apply the special effect paint directly to the wall. If the existing wall is painted with limewash paint, apply one coat of Bonderol Super primer as a bonding material.  Later apply a coat of acrylic paint from the Supercryl family of products followed by a special effect paint. If the wall is painted in acrylic paint but certain spots are peeling, firstly remove the paint that is peeling with a scraper.  Apply Calcimo which is designed to repair walls   After that, apply a coat of Bonderol Super followed by a coat of acrylic paint from the Supercryl family of paints. Finally apply the desired special effect.

Apartmental protected spaces are built using massive slabs of concrete, which often results in high concentrations of radon gas.  High exposure to radon gas can increase one's chances of getting lung cancer. Therefore if there's any concern over leakage of radon gas, the walls should be treated using a special paint.  In this case apply a basic layer of paint called Rav Gamish bonding primer (texture 10). If there is no fear of a radon leak you may apply any shade of acrylic paint from the Supercryl family of products.

Repairing holes in walls are done using a material called Calcimo X.  Clean the wall of dust and then mix (for about a minute) a bowl of Calcimo powder and water – two parts Calcimo, one part water.  Wait about 30 seconds and mix again for 30 seconds. Plug up the holes with the mixture using a trowel. Once it's dry, smoothen the wall with sandpaper and apply a coat of Bonderol Super (bonds between the Calcimo and the paint that is later applied).  Now you're ready to paint over with acrylic paint from Tambour's Supercryl family of paints.

When a wall is already painted with a special effect or texture you need to smoothen the wall before applying regular acrylic paint.  For this purpose you should use Magic Bond Super mortar. Magic Bond comes ready to use – just mix it a bit and you're ready to go. Using a trowel, apply a thin coat of Magic Bond to the wall.  If needed you can apply up to three coats; just make certain that each coat does not exceed 1.5 mm in thickness.  Once dry, sand down using fine-grain sandpaper. After sanding, apply a coat of Bonderol Super bonding material. Once the Bonderol is dry, paint using acrylic paint from Tambour's Supercryl family of paints.

If your wall develops mold or mildew, it is important to understand its source so that the same problem doesn't reoccur after treatment.  In most cases mold and mildew is a result of a leak, condensation (due to different exterior and interior temperatures), or inadequate ventilation, which produces high humidity.   After treating the cause of the problem you need to sanitize and clean the area.  For this we recommend using FungiCheck solution, which does the job thoroughly. Now you're ready to paint the wall in your desired color.  For rooms with high humidity (such as bathrooms) or unventilated rooms we recommend using Supercryl Acrynol—which contains substances that prevent mold and mildew from developing.

In order to turn a regular wall into a magnetic wall use magnetic paint, a dark grey paint on which magnets may be placed.  Before painting with magnetic paint you need to understand the characteristics of the existing paint. If the wall has been painted with acrylic paint, is in good condition and not peeling, then you can apply magnetic paint directly on the wall surface.  It is important to apply at least four coats of paint. If the wall is painted with Limewash paint, first you need to apply Bonderol Super primer followed by acrylic paint from the Supercryl family. Now apply at least four coats of magnetic paint.

  • Tip from the Tambour professionals: You aren't limited to only a grey magnetic surface.  If you like, you can paint on two additional coats, in any shade, of Supercryl and have a magnetic wall in any chosen color.

If the existing wall is already covered with magnetic paint, you may apply two coats of transparent, water-based lacquer, matte finish.  The result is a wall on which you may draw using chalk. If the wall does not have a coat of magnetic paint, apply Bonderol Super primer followed by a coat of a special green colored paint called Polyur—specially made for school chalkboards.

Tambour has three different color fans:

  1. Tambour Fan Deck – our primary color fan consisting of some 1,650 different shades, which may be viewed on the Tambour website.  This fan may be used for any tinting machine (according to the product's specifications)
  2. Spectrum fan – consisting of some 1,140 shades. Can be found at Tambour House and at selected Tambour outlets across Israel.  This fan may be used with any tinting machine (according to product specifications).
  3. RAL color fan – international color fan consisting of 212 shades and used primarily in industry.  The fan may be viewed on our website.  The RAL color fan may be used with any tinting machine (according to product specifications).

The door of your protected space has a rubber band around its perimeter. Therefore it's important to protect it and its surrounding band when painting the door. Make sure to use painting materials that will not harm the rubber; or at least make certain that the band is well protected.   Before painting, gently file down the door's surface and clean off all dirt and oils. Paint the door using multi-purpose Yesod primer (water-based) followed by a coat of water-based Polyur in your desired color.  If you wish to speed things up you can paint directly on the door using water-based Hammertone paint. Remember: You need to protect the rubber band completely!

In order to paint galvanized metal firstly sand the surfaces you wish to paint thoroughly, until removing the polish. Clean thoroughly from dust and dirt.  Follow by painting directly on the galvanized metal using water-based (or diluted) Hammertone paint.

It depends on how you want the final result to look.  You may choose between opaque paint and transparent/semi-transparent lacquer through which the wood texture can be seen.  However, if you need to perform repairs on the wood before painting, do not use transparent or semi-transparent lacquer. After deciding on how to paint, smoothen/file down the wood and clean off all dust and dirt. If you've chosen opaque paint, use Polyur.  If you want the wood texture to remain visible use Varnit lacquer.

If you have wood items that you want to refurbish but you don't know exactly how they've been painted, firstly file down the surface thoroughly and clean off all dirt and dust.  Once the items are clean, paint on a coat of Tambour's Yesod multi-purpose base paint followed by at least two coats of water-based Polyur paint. In this case we don't recommend using transparent or semi-transparent lacquer.   If you prefer using synthetic paint, apply at least two coats of solvent-based Polyor, or solvent-based SuperLac.

If there are holes or defects in wood items inside your home, use Merek 2000 in order to repair them (see details on the stages of applications here).  You may also use PVA in order to repair defects in wood items inside or outside the home (see details on the stages of applications here).  After applying Merek 2000, paint on a coat of Tambour's multi-purpose base paint followed by painting a coat of opaque paint (you may choose to use Polyur or diluted Superlac).

Yes!  You can definitely paint on Formica.  The following stages will help you refurbish any Formica item. File down the surface using a polisher and clean off all dirt and dust.  Once clean, paint on a coat of water-based multi-purpose primer. Follow by painting a coat of water-based Polyur in your selected color and presto!  You've got a beautiful and fresh looking Formica item. You may also use solvent based Yesod multi-purpose primer followed by Polyur or solvent based Superlac, or water-based Hammertone paint in your selected color.

Steel doors have rubber bands around their perimeter.  When painting it is important to choose painting materials that will not harm the rubber; or at least make certain that the materials do not touch the rubber.  Before painting, clean the door of all dust, oil and grease and then sand lightly. If you make certain that the rubber remains untouched, you may paint directly on the door using water-based Hammertone paint in your desired color.  If you fear that you might harm the rubber band, paint the door using multi-purpose Yesod primer (water-based) followed by a coat of water-based Polyur in your desired color.

In order to enjoy your 'new' deck this summer it's important first of all to know which type of protective layer it has.  If it has been oiled, file down the surface and clean off all dirt and remaining oil. You may also use Tambour's Mechin Deck, which removes oil and moisture from deck surfaces.  After removing the existing protective layer you're ready to apply deck oil. If the surface has a layer of lacquer and you wish to refurbish with deck oil it is important to thoroughly remove the lacquer from the wood, otherwise the oil won't be absorbed and your deck will remain sticky.  You may remove the lacquer using a polisher, or sandpaper, or deck preparation. After removing the lacquer clean the surface thoroughly and apply deck oil.

  • Tip from the Tambour professionals: The required quantity of deck oil depends on the wood's absorbability; ultimately the oil absorbs into the wood.  Remember that it's recommended refurbishing your deck once every six months in order to maintain the wood in good condition.