PRODUCTS

ECO FIX


THE PRODUCT
Francesca’s Eco Fix is a sealer completely eco compatible, fully breathable and it is to be used as a support with eco compatible products (Eco Emulsion). It is used because of its capability of neutralization, insulation and consolidation. Francesca’s Eco Fix is free from solvents and VOCs and it is a base for eco compatible paints, internally and externally.

APPLICATION
Francesca’s Eco Fix is to be applied on cement render, plastered walls and concrete.

DILUTION
4 part of water to 1 part of Francesca’s Eco Fix

COVERAGE
10 -15 square meters over 1 coat

DRYING TIME
30 minutes to touch but 24 hrs to re coat.

CLEANING
Remove as much product as possible from application equipment before washing. Wash tools immediately after use in warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Do not empty product in to drains or watercourses. Contains NO ADDED LEAD.

ECO EMULSION


THE PRODUCT
Francesca’s Eco Emulsion is a water based, breathable, matt paint for interior and exterior walls with a chalky, velvety finish. Francesca’s Eco Emulsion is completely ecological because it is free from solvents and all their components. This paint covers incredibly well; it is wipeable and is ideal for situations where hygiene is essential. Francesca’s Eco Emulsion is perfumed with a citrus fragrance. Francesca’s Eco Emulsion stands to water extremely well but it is not washable.

PREPARATION
Before application, surfaces must be cleared of loose material, grease and oil.
VERY IMPORTANT: OVER UNPAINTED WALLS PLEASE DO NOT APPLY ANY MIST COAT BUT APPLY PAINT DIRECTLY ON THE WALL FOLLOWING INFO BELOW. OTHERWISE PAINT WILL LOOK STRIPY AND NOT UNIFORM AS IT SHOULD.
Over unpainted internal walls: apply one coat of Ecofix/Acrylic Sealer* diluted with 4 part of water to 1 of Ecofix if the wall is powdery to the touch.
Over external walls: apply Ecofix /Acrylic Sealer* as it is or diluted according to the absorbency of the surface
Over previously painted walls: if the paint is flaking remove as much old paint as possible by dampening the wall down and scraping it. Remember that the paint must be applied on a dry surface.
(*Use Acrylic Sealer diluted 8 part of water to 1 part of acrylic sealer, in this way the wall will still be breathable)

APPLICATION
Francesca’s Eco Emulsion can be applied by brush, roller and spray gun. Leave at least 6 hours before applying second coat. Do not apply in temperatures below 5C or over 30C. For external use avoid applying the paint in situations of extreme wind and imminent rain. Avoid retouching the final coat.

DILUTION
1st coat: dilute with 30% of water / 2nd coat: dilute with 25% of water
It is very important to follow these dilutions even though the dense appearance of the diluted product could make you think to add more water. It is important to stress that once applied this product has excellent spreading and flexible characteristics.

COVERAGE
1 litre covers approximately 12 square meters per coat depending on the porosity of surface

CLEANING
Remove as much product as possible from application equipment before washing. Wash tools immediately after use in warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Do not empty product in to drains or watercourses. Contains NO ADDED LEAD.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Colour variation can occur between batches due to the natural pigments used, therefore, it is recommended that all Francesca’s Eco Emulsion be purchased at the same time. Keep the lid tightly on. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow and avoid eye contact. If accidental contact occurs, rinse eyes with copious amounts of water. WHEN USING MORE THAN ONE TIN COLOUR IN THE SAME ROOM, INTERMIX BEFORE USE

LIME WASH PRIMER


THE PRODUCT
Francesca’s Lime Wash Primer is a product made of selected quartz and sands.

It allows the application of the lime wash on surfaces where normally it would not be possible to apply it. In this way, surfaces already treated with fillers of different porosity don’t have to be re-plastered or re-skimmed but can be coated with Francesca’s Lime Wash Primer and the surface will still be breathable.

Francesca’s Lime Wash Primer acts like a support between the surface that needs to be painted and the lime wash. It can be used internally and externally. The finish of the lime wash will be slightly coarse due to the sand content in the primer.

PREPARATION AND APPLICATION
Before application, surfaces must be cleared of loose material, grease and oil. Apply on plastered walls and walls that have been filled with fillers by roller or brush.

Give one coat of the Lime Wash Primer first only to the patched area and then give a second coat all over the wall.

Dilute Francesca’s Lime Wash Primer with maximum 15% of water in weight. 100 MLS OF WATER FOR 1 LITRE OF PRIMER.


COVERAGE: 4 – 6 square meters over 1 coat. It dries in around about 60 minutes but will need to wait 24 hours before applying the lime wash.

CLEANING
Remove as much product as possible from application equipment before washing. Wash tools immediately after use in warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Do not empty product in to drains or watercourses. Contains NO ADDED LEAD.

LIME WASH


THE PRODUCT
Francesca’s Lime Wash is a traditional paint finish, pre-mixed in all colours. The lime wash is a classic, durable coating that allows the wall to ‘breathe’. Peasants and farmers traditionally coated their walls with lime wash. The results varied from a delicate and even finish to a vibrant, uneven coat, depending on the application. The opaque textured velvety look and warm colours given by the lime wash can be evocative of Italian, Spanish and Mexican houses. Francesca’s Lime Wash creates a matt, soft and mottled effect adding character and depth to the wall that modern day paints cannot achieve. Unlike other lime washes on the market, Francesca’s Lime Wash is a fully prepared product that is easy to apply and comes ready for use. It has no smell and it is not toxic.

SUITABLE SURFACES
Francesca’s Lime Wash is suitable for application to internal and external absorbent, rendered surfaces, old and new plaster, skimmed walls, stucco roughcast, cement masonry blocks and previously painted surfaces. Francesca’s Lime Wash is not suitable for wood, glazed bricks and tiles, paved floors and/or any non – porous surface.

PREPARATION AND APPLICATION ON INTERNAL WALLS
Before application, surfaces must be cleared of loose material, grease and oil.
- Over bare plaster, skimmed walls, stone and brick walls with no filling:
Dampen the wall down with water then apply 1 coat of the lime wash straight on top of the surface with a lime wash brush. Before applying the 2nd coat dampen the wall down with water again. This will help you to spread the paint better and allows the carbonation of the lime to take action. Allow to dry then repeat the mist spraying at least 3 times. This process is essential for curing the lime wash. These are the perfect bases for the lime wash, because they are porous and also the wall can breathe, allowing the passage of moisture, so there will be no peeling off, because the paint has penetrated into the wall.
- Over plaster boards and previously painted surfaces that require filling or that may have been filled previously and over cement render:
Apply 1 coat of Lime Wash Primer all over the wall. Let it dry well. The reason why you need to do this is because the lime wash is a semi translucent product that highlights imperfections; therefore an evenly porous base is required to avoid a patchy result. The Lime Wash Primer acts like a support between the surface that needs to be painted and the lime wash. It is made of selected quartz and sands. Then apply 2 coats of the lime wash with a lime wash brush.
- Over matt emulsion walls in good condition (no filling)
Apply 2 coats of lime wash straight on top using a lime wash brush.
- Over previously painted surfaces with semi gloss or gloss paint
Surfaces must be abraded slightly or roughened before applying one coat of the Lime Wash Primer and then two coats of the Lime Wash with a lime wash brush.
- Over lining paper
Apply one coat of Lime Wash Primer and then 2 coats of the lime wash by brush.
Francesca’s Lime Wash must be stirred thoroughly before and during application.

DILUTION: 20-25% OF WATER 1 LITRE OF PAINT = 200/250 MLS OF WATER.

VERY IMPORTANT: APPLY THE LIME WASH OVER A DAMPEN SURFACE, before applying the first and second coat dampen the surface with water, this will allow the lime to key better with the wall.. The lime wash cannot be applied by roller.

Apply 2 coats of the lime wash with a lime wash brush, using a criss-cross technique, spreading the paint well, without leaving it in blotches. You have to work quite fast, using all your arm length. Care must be taken to maintain a wet edge. Application cannot be interrupted in the middle of the wall, or a dry edge mark will appear on the finish wall. You have to work corner to corner. Paint edges and architraves only as you reach them. Avoid retouching the final coat. Let each coat dry at least 6 hours. Francesca’s Lime Wash dries 70% lighter than when wet. Darker colour may take longer to dry. If you do not like the lime wash look, you can paint on top of it. It is distemper that has to be removed before you can paint over it with another product.

PREPARATION AND APPLICATION ON EXTERNAL WALLS
Francesca's Lime Wash is a lime-based coating designed to slowly weather and age, and develops a soft patina on exterior walls. Once the carbonation process starts, natural patchiness, uneven coloring and streakiness may appear. The curing process of Francesca's Lime Wash will continue for approximately 12 months. During the life span of the coating, colour variation will take place.

Before application, surfaces must be cleared of loose material, dirt, grease and oil.
Stir Lime Wash before and during use.
Dilute with 20-25% of water for both coats.
Apply 2 coats of the Lime Wash with a lime wash brush using a criss cross technique. Care must be taken to maintain a wet edge, especially during hot and dry conditions, so do not stop in the middle of the wall. ALWAYS lightly dampen down the wall with water before application to assist brushing. The surface should not be glistening wet, just darker, just damp. When the air temperature is below 14 degrees Celsius, or will fall below this overnight, you must allow the lime wash to fully dry then slightly mist spray with water. Allow to dry then repeat the mist spraying at least 6 times. This process is essential for curing the lime wash and failure to do so may result in excessive white streaking. It must not rain on the painted area for at least 5 days, so in case of bad weather it is essential to cover the painted area.

COVERAGE is between 5 to 15 square meters per litre, depending on porosity of the surface. Because the lime wash needs to be diluted with water, the coverage of Francesca’s Lime Wash is considerably longer than normal plastic paints. Plaster surfaces and any porous surface will take more paint, especially if applied directly on to them.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Colour variation can occur between batches due to the natural pigments used, therefore, it is recommended that all lime wash be purchased at the same time. As an undiluted product it lasts for a very long time, just keep the lid tightly on. It is recommended to wear gloves during the application as the lime wash contains lime and prolonged contact with wet skin may produce burns. Rinse brush with water. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow and avoid eye contact. If accidental contact occurs, rinse eyes with copious amounts of water.

WARRANTY AND LIABILITY DISCLAIMER
The information supplied herein is offered in good faith. There are no implied conditions of warranty. The manufacturer’s guarantee is limited to product replacement only and does not include surface preparation and application.
COLLECTION AND DELIVERY
Collection is available by appointment only. Deliveries charges vary with quantities ordered and are priced on application. All goods remain the property of Francesca’s Paints Ltd until payment is made in full.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL FRANCESCA’S LIME WASH COLOURS ARE ALSO AVAILABLE IN FRANCESCA’S ECO EMULSION, FRANCESCA’S CHALKY EMULSION, FLAT OIL AND EGGSHELL. WE CUSTOM MIX TO ANY SPECIFICATION WITH ANY PRODUCTS.

Sample pots are available for testing in all colours.

WHEN USING MORE THAN ONE TIN OF PAINT IN THE SAME ROOM, INTERMIX BEFORE USE

OUR LIME WASH REQUIRES 2 COATS ONLY BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN CURED FOR MORE THAN 1 AND A HALF YEARS, so it is more convenient in the application and is more stable on the wall.

EGGSHELL


THE PRODUCT
Francesca’s Eggshell is a high quality oil-based satin sheen finish for woodwork and it comes in all colours. Please note that due to some changes in the formulation of the product, the paint will look glossy for up to 3 weeks when it will go back to its original eggshell finish.

COVERAGE
1 litre will cover approximately 20 sq. metres, depending on the porosity of the surface. Strong and contrasting colour may require additional coats. When using more than one tin of a colour, intermix before use.

PREPARATION
Ensure surface to be painted is clean, dry and free from grease.
Wear a suitable face mask when dry sanding.

APPLICATION
Stir well before use. Apply evenly by brush or roller and avoid overspreading. Apply one or more coats as required and allow 16-24 hours between coats under normal conditions.

CLEANING INFORMATION
Remove as much paint as possible from application equipment before washing. Wash equipment immediately after use with White Spirit or Turpentine Substitute. Do not empty product in to drains or watercourses. Replace lid firmly. Store away from heat and flame.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Ensure maximum ventilation during application and drying. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If accidental contact occurs, rinse with copious amount of water and seek medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. FLAMMABLE.

ACRYLIC EGGSHELL


THE PRODUCT
Francesca’s Acrylic Eggshell is made from tough acrylic resin and it is suitable for wall and ceiling surfaces in most interior situations. Its low odour properties combined with ease of application and speed of drying allow the work to be completed with a minimum of disruption. It gives a mid-sheen finish. It is suitable for Interior use.

TYPE OF SUBSTRATE
Wood, metal and plaster. Also suitable for use on wallboards, concrete, cement rendering, brickwork and block work in internal situations.

COVERAGE
1 litre will cover approximately 12 square metres, depending on the nature and porosity of the surface. When using more than one tin of a colour in the same room, intermix before use.

DRYING TIME & VOC CONTENT
Touch dry in 1-2 hours. Recoatable after 3-4 hours. Clean with water. LOW VOC CONTENT 0.3-7.99% VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) contribute to atmospheric pollution. This product contains max 30 g/l VOC.

PREPARATION
Ensure surface to be painted is sound, clean, dry and free from grease. Remove all loose and defective paint. Rub down previously painted surfaces with fine waterproof abrasive to provide a good key. Avoid the inhalation of dust. Wear a suitable face mask if dry sanding. Prime where required with appropriate Primer. Special precautions should be taken during surface preparation of pre-1960s paint surfaces over wood and metal as they may contain harmful lead.

APPLICATION
Stir well before use. On absorbent surfaces, the first coat should be thinned when necessary to ease application, taking care not to over-thin. Suitable for application by brush, roller or spray. Apply two full coats, allowing 3-4 hours between coats under normal conditions. On certain surfaces a third coat may be necessary. For spray application, thin with clean water as required, using up to approximately 0.5 litres of water to 5 litres of paint. Do not apply when air or surface temperature is below 10˚C. Conditions of high humidity can prolong the drying time.

CLEANING
Remove as much product as possible from application equipment before cleaning. Clean equipment immediately after use in warm, soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Some local authorities have special facilities for disposal of waste coatings. Do not empty product into drains or watercourses. Replace lid firmly. Keep out of the reach of children.

FLAT OIL


THE PRODUCT
Francesca's Flat Oil is a traditional matt finish formulated for interior use and produces a durable, smooth even finish. It comes in all colours. We also custom mix to any specification

COVERAGE
1 litre will cover approximately 20 sq. metres, depending on the porosity of the surface. Strong and contrasting colour may require additional coats. When using more than one tin of a colour, intermix before use.

PREPARATION
Ensure surface to be painted is sound, clean, dry and free from grease. Rub down previously painted surfaces with fine waterproof abrasive paper to provide a key. Avoid the inhalation of dust. Wear a suitable face mask when dry sanding.

APPLICATION
Stir well before use. Application by brush, roller or spray. Apply one or more coats as required and allow 16-24 hours between coats under normal conditions. Do not apply over polystyrene surfaces.

CLEANING INFORMATION
Remove as much product as possible from application equipment before washing. Wash equipment immediately after use with White Spirit or Turpentine Substitute. Some local authorities have special facilities for disposal of waste coatings. DO NOT EMPTY PRODUCT INTO DRAINS OR WATERCOURSES. Replace lid firmly. STORE AWAY FROM HEAT AND FLAME

GENERAL INFORMATION
Ensure maximum ventilation during application and drying. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. If accidental contact occurs, rinse with copious amount of water and seek medical advice. Keep out of reach of children. FLAMMABLE.

GLOSS


THE PRODUCT
A top quality high gloss finish for wood and metal surfaces, both inside and outside. It comes in all colours. We also custom mix to any specification.

COVERAGE
1 litre covers approximately 17 sq meters, depending on porosity of surface.
Strong or contrasting colours may require additional coats.
When using more than one tin colour, intermix before use.

PREPARATION
Ensure surface to be painted is sound, clean, dry and free from grease. Rub down previously painted surfaces with fine waterproof abrasive paper to provide a key. Avoid the inhalation of dust. Wear a suitable face mask when dry sanding.

APPLICATION
Stir well before use. Application by brush, roller or spray. Apply one or more coats as required and allow 16-24 hours between coats under normal conditions. Do not apply over polystyrene surfaces.

CLEANING INFORMATION
Remove as much product as possible from application equipment before washing. Wash equipment immediately after use with White Spirit or Turpentine Substitute. Some locals authority have special facilities for disposal of waste coatings. DO NOT EMPTY PRODUCT INTO DRAINS OR WATERCOURSES. Replace lid firmly. STORE AWAY FROM HEAT AND FLAME

GENERAL INFORMATION
Contains Cobalt Carboxylate and Ethyl Methyl Ketoxime. May produce an allergic reaction. Repeated exposure may cause skin dryness and cracking. Keep away from sources of ignition. No smoking. Ensure maximum ventilation during application and drying. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Keep out of reach of children.

MASONRY PAINT


THE PRODUCT
Francesca's Masonry Paint is a waterbased product ideal for exterior surfaces. It comes in all colours. We also custom mix to any specification.

COVERAGE
1 litre covers approximately 16 square meters, depending on porosity of the surface. Stronger colours may require an extra coat. When using more than one tin colour in the same room, intermix before use.

PREPARATION
Before application, surfaces must be cleared of loose material, grease and oil.

APPLICATION
Stir well before use. Do not thin, except for absorbent surfaces when a small quantity of clean water may be added. Apply Francesca's Masonry paint evenly by brush, roller or spray and avoid overspreading. Recoating after 2 to 4 hours. Do not apply in temperatures below 5 C. Avoid retouching the final coat.

CLEANING
Remove as much product as possible from application equipment before washing. Wash tools immediately after use in warm soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Do not empty product in to drains or watercourses. Contains NO ADDED LEAD.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Colour variation can occur between batches due to the natural pigments used, therefore, it is recommended that all Francesca's Chalky Emulsion be purchased at the same time. Keep the lid tightly on. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow and avoid eye contact. If accidental contact occurs, rinse eyes with copious amounts of water.

SOFT SHEEN


THE PRODUCT
Francesca’s Soft Sheen is an attractive mid-sheen finish suitable for interior walls and ceilings.

TYPES OF SUBSTRATE
Plaster and embossed wallcoverings. Also suitable on wallboards, concrete, cement rendering, brickwork and blockwork in interior situations.

COVERAGE
1 litre will cover approximately 12.5 square meters, depending on porosity of surface.

DRYING TIME
Touch Dry in 1-2 hours. Recoatable after 3-4 hours.

PREPERATION
Ensure surface is sound, clean, dry and free from grease./ Remove all loose and defective paint. Rub down glossy surfaces with fine waterproof abrasive paper. Seal absorbent surfaces with a solution of up to 1 part of water to 9 part of Vinyl Matt.

APPLICATION
Stir well before use. Do not thin, except for absorbent surfaces, or when applying by roller or spray when a small quantity of clean water may be added. Suitable for application by brush, roller or spray. Apply evenly and avoid overspreading. Apply second coat after 2-4 hours. Do not apply in temperature below 10C.

CLEANING

Remove as much product as possible from application equipment immediately after use in soapy water and rinse thoroughly. Do not empty product into drains or watercourse. Replace lid firmly.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Colour variation can occur between batches due to the natural pigments used, therefore, it is recommended that all Francesca’s Vinyl Matt be purchased at the same time. Keep the lid tightly on. Keep out of reach of children. Do not swallow and avoid eye contact. If accidental contact occurs, rinse eyes with copious amounts of water.
WHEN USING MORE THAN ONE TIN COLOUR IN THE SAME ROOM, INTERMIX BEFORE USE
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