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D.I.Y. Water Based Paints

Planet Paints has a variety of water based paints for the interior and exterior of your home or office. These coatings are made from high quality recycled materials salvaged from landfill. To date we have recycled over 10 000 litres of water based paint!!

 These paints will require at least two coats depending on the surface that is being painted.

The colours we have in stock change regularly, but we will generally have white and various shades of grey for the interior and exterior. For a more accurate record of our current stocks, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 1 litre of paint will cover approximately 16mē.

Application Notes

Below are some thorough application notes. For any further questions, queries or concerns, please contact us.


You will need:-

  • Roller with handle
  • Cut-in brush
  • Flat stirrer
  • Mixing container/measures
  • Gloves
  • Rags
  • Respiration mask if poor ventilation
  • Surface preparation

Surface Preparation

  • If the surface is in good condition then a prep coat will not be required, providing the surface is clean and not glossy
  • Glossy surfaces will require to be sanded to a matte finish
  • Paint MUST be applied to a clean surface, so ensure all dirt and grease is removed, rinsed and allowed to dry.
  • If paint has peeled or bubbled, it will need to be removed with a wire brush or paint scraper and then sanded
  • For badly deteriorated paint, a paint stripper may be required



Ensure floors, furniture etc has been covered with drop sheets and painters tape is applied to areas not required to be be painted.

Before starting, give the paint a good stir to ensure a uniform colour throughout. Use a brush to cut in around corners, crevices and areas difficult to reach with a roller. 


If you are painting the ceiling, start at the point furthest from the main window and work towards the light


Slowly roll the paint onto the surface in a series of close zigzag strokes roughly a metre square. Then, re-roll the area with parallel strokes to even up the spread of paint. Begin the next area of the wall a metre down, overlapping the wet edge of the previously coated area. Continue these steps working one square metre  at a time.


Paint the trim with a brush; begin with the doors and window frames, finishing with the skirting boards


Work horizontally by applying paint all the way across each board. Be sure not to stop in the middle of a board as it will cause an unsightly lapping effect once dried.


As a general rule, work top to bottom so that you don't drip paint on areas that have already been painted.


Clean Up

Remove as much paint as possible by brushing or rolling onto newspaper, and be sure to wash brushes, rollers and other equipment in water. 


Please remember if you have any questions or queries, don't hesitate to contact us.