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  • How many coats of Mineral Paint do I need to apply?
    We recommend 2 to 3 coats depending on the condition of the substrate and the colour.
  • How far will one litre of Mineral Paint cover?
    You will get approximately 8 square metres per litre per coat the average size room would require a 5 litre.
  • Is Mineral Paint safe for a baby's room?
    Absolutely, Mineral Paint has the paint today, sleep tonight ethos, no smell, no VOC. So completely safe for anyone that has respiratory issues or generally doesn't like the smell of paint.
  • Can I use Mineral Paint on furniture?
    Yes you can, it is perfect for all applications whether it be walls ceilings furniture etc. We would however recommend you use Harlequins Easy Seal Interior furniture Sealer for additional durability.
  • How true to the colour chart is your paint?
    Harlequins Mineral Paint colour library has been made using the actual paint to create the colour swatches as opposed to other colour charts where they just use ink.
  • Can Mineral Paint be used outside?
    Yes it can, Mineral Paint is an interior and exterior formulation.
  • Where can I buy Mineral Paint?
    That's easy, Just go onto the shop all button on this website where you will find all the colours and a very easy shopping experience. Buy online and we will deliver it to your door.
  • How long does it take after placing an order for it to be delivered?
    Depending on your location anything from 2 to 5 business days.
  • Can Mineral Paint be sprayed on?
    Yes, Mineral Paint is perfect for spraying because of its smooth natural finish we would recommend you add a little bit of clean water to create a slightly thinner consistency but definitely no more than 10% water.
  • What is the difference between Mineral Paint and Chalk Paint?
    Chalk Paint has been specifically designed for furniture and is a very heavily filled paint containing large quantities of calcium carbonate (chalk) where Mineral Paint only uses natural minerals in its formulation giving you that luxurious smooth matte finish.
  • Do I have to prime the walls first before using Mineral Paint?
    Before applying Mineral Paint like any other paint ensure the surface is clean and dry. If the surface has never been painted before we would recommend Harlequins Plaster Primer or alternatively Harlequins Multi Surface Primer on furniture. Allow to dry before applying the Mineral Paint. If the surface has been previously painted just a light wash down with a mild soap and water solution allow to dry and then you can apply your Mineral Paint
  • Is Mineral Paint safe for children's rooms?
    Absolutely! Mineral Paint is free from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is entirely safe for use in children's rooms, nurseries, and any area of your home.
  • How many colours are there in the Mineral Paint range?
    There are 56 exquisite colours in Harlequins Mineral Paint range. Put together for you to mix and match for your colour scheme for your room.
  • How do I clean my brushes and roller when finished?
    Although Mineral Paint is made from 100 percent natural minerals we would always endorse washing your tools and brushes in a bucket of mild soap and water until clean. Discarding the water in a proper manner.
  • What are the basic tools I need for painting walls?
    Basic tools for wall painting include paintbrushes, rollers, painter's tape, drop cloths, a paint tray, and a ladder/steps
  • How do I choose the right paint colour for a room?
    Consider the room's lighting, the mood you want to create, and existing decor when selecting a paint colour, use sample pots to establish your chosen colour. Look at it in different lights inc. day and night lights.
  • How do I wash marks off my walls?
    That's very easy, just use a mild soap and water and a soft cloth. Avoid using abrasive cleaning products or scouring pads.
  • Can I paint over wallpaper?
    Yes, you can paint over wallpaper, but it's essential to use a Harlequins Multi Surface Primer and ensure the surface is smooth.
  • How do I prepare a wall for painting?
    Wall preparation involves cleaning, patching imperfections, sanding, and applying Harlequins Plaster primer if the wall hasn’t been painted before or is poorly painted.
  • What is the purpose of primer when painting walls?
    Primer promotes paint adhesion, evens out the surface, and prevents stains from bleeding through.
  • How long should I wait between coats of paint?
    Follow the drying time indicated on the paint can, but typically, 2-4 hours between coats is recommended.
  • Can I paint woodwork with the same paint as the walls?
    Yes, you can, but it's advisable to use a different paint specifically designed for woodwork. We would recommend Harlequins Water-Based Eggshell Enamel.
  • What's the best way to prep wood surfaces for painting?
    Prep wood surfaces by sanding, cleaning, applying Harlequins Multi Surface primer if necessary, and choosing the right paint for your desired look.
  • How do I paint furniture to achieve a professional finish?
    Furniture painting requires proper surface preparation, using the right paint, and applying thin, even coats with a brush or sprayer.
  • Can I use regular wall paint for furniture?
    While you can, it's better to use a furniture paint, and then overcoating it with Harlequins Water-based Furniture Sealer to give you a good durable finish
  • What type of paint is best for outdoor furniture?
    Choose an exterior paint designed for the material of your outdoor furniture, like wood, metal, or plastic.
  • How do I prevent paint from dripping or running when I'm painting a vertical surface?
    Use less paint on your brush or roller, work in smaller sections, and apply multiple thin coats instead of one thick one.
  • Is it necessary to sand between coats of paint?
    Lightly sand between coats to ensure a smooth finish, but it's not always required.
  • Can I paint over oil-based paint with water-based paint?
    Yes, you can, but you should first need to sand the surface thoroughly then prime the surface with Harlequins Multi Surface primer.
  • How can I store leftover paint for future touch-ups?
    Store paint in airtight containers, keep them in a cool, dry place, and label each container with colour and what room it was used in.
  • What are the common mistakes to avoid when painting woodwork or furniture?
    Common mistakes include skipping proper prep work, rushing, and using the wrong type of paint.
  • How do I fix paint drips or mistakes on a painted surface?
    Wait for the paint to dry, sand the affected area, and then touch up with the same paint.
  • Can I paint in high humidity or extreme cold weather conditions?
    It's best to paint in moderate temperatures and humidity levels. Extreme conditions can affect paint adhesion and drying times.
  • Where are you located?
    Our showroom is based at 15 Wall Flower street, Paarden Eiland, Cape Town 7405.

If you could not find the answer to your question here, please feel free to give us a call on (021) 510-7252, and one of our paint experts will be happy to assist you.

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