40 questions from our users
How long does Spray enamel take to dry on plywood ? I have waited two days in 26 deg and soon as you touch the paint surface it leaves a hand print THANKS doug
hullo there, thanks for making good products. My question is what is the life span of your paint after proper application on the surface.
Why has Squirts spray cans gone to acrylic based paint. I have used and recommended Squirts Enamel Proudly for 20 Years and this new stuff is absolute rubbish for my normal spraypaint use.It will not stick to oil based undercoats. WHY THE CHANGE?
I have read the instructions and watched multiple videos. They all paint with a paint brush. Other products such as rust-oleum can be rolled. Has anyone rolled white knights for a bath?
Yes. I used a paint brush. It was great finish however 6 months down the track and the paint of the bottom of the bath bubbled and peeled off.
I have to re coat my front verandah it's been painted twice before but the last coat is peeling in some areas it wasn't undercoat last time. Question what sort of undercoat should I use?
Sorry Kurt, I am not a professional painter and do not know the situation with your verandah. You choose the undercoat/primer to suit the material and situation that is to be painted. It is very important that the old surface is prepared before being re-coated. Normally it only needs to be keyed (sanded to rough the old surface) and cleaned so the new paint can stick. If the sanding process exposes the underlying material you would then apply more undercoat before the topcoat. If the old paint is flaking then it has to be removed because repainting will not restore the bond between the old paint and the underlying surface. You use different undercoats and primers for internal and external situations and for different materials like masonry, metal, wood or manufactured sheeting like fibro-cement or plasterboard. I would suggest you go to a specialist paint retailer and describe the situation and get their advice on specific products to use.
After using the tile and laminate preparation, I have coated with the white knight tile paint on tiles and laminate...it has come up fantastic!!! Saved two thousand dollars...Is there a clear gloss I can put over the cupboards, after second coat of white knight?? To make them really shiny?? Or will it just fry???
I have applied your two part clear benchtop system to my benchtops following your instructions exactly. After two coats the finish is dull and you can easily see streaklines. How do you suggest I proceed to rectify the problem?
Can the tub/tile paint only be sprayed on?
I haven't repainted a tub, only kitchen & vanity doors and of course I repainted the shower tiles, kitchen splashback & kick board. These I rolled so not sure about spraying a tub. Sorry
Hi! Can the paint component be tinted? We have a rose pink claw bath that suites the bathroom but the previous owners obviously didn't prepare it properly and the paint has peeled off. White would be too modern for this bath.
I actually painted my kitchen cupboards, not a bath, but you can tint the laminate paint to any colour you want, I did.
Hi. Not sure about the bath paint but the tile and laminate paint can be tinted to any colour you want. I just went into the Taubmans shop with a colour swatch and they tinted the white paint to 'timeless grey' which I have on one feature wall in the bedroom. I then painted the ensuite tiles this grey colour so there is a great flow and uniformity to the two rooms. Greys are very popular at the moment and changed the bathroom from 'nana peach' with flowers to trendy grey which pops against crisp white walls & sparkling chrome accessories. It's hardly recognisable as the same room!
Hello, I'm about to prep my bath in readiness to use Bath and Basin. I've just watched the youtube video and I'm wondering whether a metal primer is required over the bare metal that's been exposed by the grinder. I also need to grind or sand off some rust, the presenter didn't mention a metal primer?
Can I use 'tub and tile' products and technique to paint floor tiles in my ensuite? It would be white over white as current tiles have minor scratches and dirty looking grout.
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Hello Ando, Tub n Tile would may not be ideal for use on floor tiles in general areas. The high gloss finish could be slippery when wet and scuffing from walking on it could scratch the surface.
Hello Ando, I would not use Tube and tile on the floors, It would not take a lot of wear and would brake down and also very dangerous because it would be very slippery.
You could just paint the grout only which would make a tremendous difference I painted my tile floor in the laundry and toilet I find the joints stay so much cleaner and the so much easer to clean, floor looks just like a new tile job.The The best way to paint the tile is to:
Sand the joints with 120 grit sandpaper folded up sand paper and fold it in narrow strips and run the sandpaper along the joints, Clean all joints with a vacuum cleaner. And then paint the joints with oil paint semi gloss you thin the paint down with turps. just use the tip of the brush. The way used to do the job I would put just a small amount paint on the paint lid about quarter of an egg cup thin the paint about 20 per cent you will need the buy a paint brush called a lining Fitch it is a narrow brush. If was doing the job I would use 1: inch brush you can buy them in any good paint store, you will also need to use a strait edge it is only a piece of wood two feet long it is much better using a strait edge you will get a much neater lines that way . Good luck Ando
My gloss acrylic enamel seems a bit thick. Can I thin it with water?
If you are using the tile paint, stick to the letter of all instructions and watch the video. Stir the paint for at least 5mins and I would certainly NOT add water to the formula!!
White Knight A.White Knight
Hi Tom, our paints are typically manufactured to be ‘ready for use’ after being thoroughly stirred. Thinning may sometimes be required if spraying or painting during very hot conditions which is not recommended or if the lid has been left of the can. White Knight Gloss Acrylic Enamel can be thinned up to 5% with water when brushing or rolling and up to 10% water if spraying. Please keep in mind that when thinning paint, the opacity can be reduced.
Cleaning painted laminate. Hi there, I have seen some blogs suggest that cleaning painted kitchen laminate cupboards is a challenge, and I know that abrasive cleaners are not supposed to be used. I currently have to clean my laminate cupboards with an abrasive liquid cleaner because they have a rough surface design. What is others' experience with cleaning after painting with this product and what do you use? Thanks!
Rust Guard quick dry Primer TRUE BITE. I wish to prime my alum garage roller doors, sanded chalky paint off and wiped clean. Is this paint suitable for alum metal, and can I thin it to brush on? Thanking you for your ASAP reply. Cheers, Neville
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Hi there, True Bite is a suitable for all types of bare metals that have been prepared for painting including aluminium. Generally the product is ready for use out of the can once thoroughly stirred but if you personally require a thinner paint up to 5% water can be added when brushing or rolling.
I want to spay my aluminium house windows. They are old and original brown coating is etched and weathered. I tried brush painting but it took to long and left a lot of brush marks. I have rustgard enamel satin black. can I use GP thiners to with this paint or do I need a specific thiner?
Hello, I`m planning to paint my laminex kitchen cupboards doors (I don't like the present colour) using your product. A cabinet maker friend of mine told me that the paint will not stick to the smooth laminex doors unless I sand them down first and if so how much sanding (light, heavy sanding...?). Thanks, Vito
Yes you need to clean clean and clean all the areas to be painted using white knight tile and laminate cleaner. You will also need to prime all areas that you are painting using white knight tile and laminate primer. Watch the videos they are really useful. I have had no peeling from the paint from the tiles, benchtop or cupboards
Am using the white knight squirts quick dry multi purpose enamel in gold to spray paint my bike rims and bike. Why does this paint just flake off and turn to water when petrol comes into contact?
No idea and don't know why I was asked to answer. My son gave me suggestion that the paint is flaking from the edge of the patio, where the concretor smoothed the edges like they do on a footpath. He suggests that the smoothness gives it nothing to cling to, unless the rest of the patio has been "roughed up" and it's not flaking from there.
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