Frequently Asked Questions.

Welcome to Crystal Paints F.A.Q

From the first timer to professional painters, there is always more to learn. Find here the most frequently asked questions or call us directly on 07 3341 3566 for further assistance.

Q. Do I need to sand the surface before I paint?
A. Depends on the surface check with Crystal Paints first, We recommend sanding with 240         grit before painting and between coats. 

Q. Do I need a primer?
A. That depends on many factors, please contact Crystal Paints for more information.

Q. Do I need an undercoat?
A.  That depends on many factors, 
please contact Crystal Paints for more information.

Q. How far will the paint go, how many square meters can I paint?
A. Crystal Paints products are used on many different surfaces, also the paints are many and varied depending on the project. please contact Crystal Paints for more information.

Q. How much paint do I need for a bedroom/bathroom/anywhere?
A.  Measure the length and height of the room and then multiply together this is the square        meters, now we can work out how much paint you need to complete your project.

Q. Do I have to use 2 top coats?
A.  Crystal Paints recommends 2 top coats to get a smooth and even finish 

Q. Can i use exterior paint inside?
A.  Yes, you can use crystal paints exterior paint inside.

Q. Is oil based or water based paint better for outside?
A. That depends the surface you are painting and the paint you are using, please contact             Crystal Paints for more information.

Q. Do I need acrylic sealer undercoat on bare plasterboard?
A. Yes we have a specialist paint for that please contact Crystal Paints for more information.

Q. When is the best time for painting?
A.  The best time is when it is dry between 12 - 30 deg, not too much humidity.

Q. How can I paint bamboo panels?
A.  Using a special product developed by crystal paints for protecting and rejuvenating                bamboo panels, Bamboo protector and rejuvenater comes in clear, brown and black,              using this product you can not only paint and colour your bamboo but protect it for                years to come. Visit our Bamboo Protector page here.
 

Q. How do I acid etch concrete?
A.  Mix 1 part water and 1 part hydrochloric acid on the concrete surface you want to etch,         spread it out so all of the surface, pressure wash with water after an hour.

Q. How can I stain my timber decking?
A.  Using Crystal Paints decking oil, we have many different colours.
      Visit our Decking oil page here.

Q. Can I paint aluminium/fibreglass
A.  Yes. Using Crystal Paints self priming marine paint, that can be brushed rolled or sprayed.        Visit our marine paint page here.

Q. Can I paint my boat/caravan
A.  Yes. Using Crystal Paints self priming marine paint, that can be brushed rolled or             sprayed.  Visit our marine paint page here.

Q. Can I paint my car/tractor/steel
A.  Yes, Using Crystal Paints automotive paint, that can be brushed rolled or sprayed.

Q. Can I paint my benchtop/tiles/cupboard
A.  Yes. Using Crystal Paints Tile, Laminate and Melamine paint paint, that can be brushed            rolled or sprayed. 

Q. Can I paint concrete?
A.  Crystal Paints range includes many different paints suited for concrete, please contact           Crystal Paints for more information.

Q. Can I paint my concrete driveway?
A.  Yes. Crystal Paints paving paints are designed for use on concrete driveways, please                contact Crystal Paints for more information.

Q.  Where is Crystal paints manufactured? 
A.  Crystal Paints has been manufacturing paint in Underwood Brisbane since 1985.

Q. How long does an order take for delivery?
A.  2-5 business days depending on location and restrictions.

Q. What is the easiest way to paint a fiberglass boat?
A.  Using Crystal Paints self priming marine paint, that can be brushed rolled or sprayed. 
      Visit our marine paint page here.

Q. Can you do colorbond colours?
A.  Yes. we can do all colorbond colours.