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+ What makes PT Africa Coatings products more special than others?
PT Africa Coatings was formed in 2002. Proper market research into trends and needs of client's, and taking note of complaints by end users have set us up for a huge gap in the industry.
Since KL Smith's first application works done 14 years ago till today, no shortcuts were taken and the paint manufactured are only refined in manufacturing techniques but with the same spread ability and quality.
The quantity of binder used gives you the spread and protection against the elements.
We will never compromise on that.
+ What makes PT Africa Coatings products so economical to use?
PT Africa uses more binder in there formulations than others.
Example: All Wall retails for R1 000.00 per 20lt with a spread rate of 10 sqm per lt per coat
Competitor's product retails for R1 300.00 per 20lt with a spread rate of 6 sqm per lt per coat
Formula: 1000/20lt = 50 then 50/10 = R5.00 per sqm
Competitor: 1300/20lt =65 then 65/6 = R10.83 per sqm
Now if Competitor price equals ours then: 1000/20 = 50/6 = R8.33 per sqm and still a saving of R3.33 per sqm for product only per coat.
+ How should you compare paint and make the right choice?
Very simple test: Take the two competitors products most eqvalent to each other in your opinion and dip a finger in each container and let it dry on your finger.
After its dry, the finger that is the coldest after 3 minutes is the product with the most binder and the product that will last the longest.
Nobody will ever trick you again in buying inferior paints.
KL Smith marketed himself with this easy method.
+ What makes paint expensive and why?
Paint prices are influenced mostly by the Binder and Colourant. The rest is made up by multi-functional additives and fillers.
Not all manufacturers want virtually a one coat system for full opacity.
+ What is spread rate?
Spread rate is a term used when you need to know how much coverage the paint gave you per litre used on a given surface.
+ Is spread rate that important?
Spread rate is critical in comparison to the durability of the product. The more binder used, the more the spread rate and the longer the paint should last.
+ What is hiding power?
Hiding power is how well the pigmented coating covers the surface applied on.
+ Why does PVA chalk?
The pigment volume concentration (PVC) is to high. In other words there is not enough binder for the amount of pigment used. Any PVA with a PVC more than 80% will chalk within days
+ How do you test PVA for chalking and how do you correct that?
Once applied and dry wipe your hand over the paint and if there is white residue on your hand apply a coat of water-based bonding liquid over it to give you a powder free surface to apply your top coat of choice.
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