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Distributors and customer service

Where can I find a distributor?
Please, contact maston(at)maston.fi or by calling +358 (0)20 7188 580
Can I order Maston products directly?
Maston operates via its distributors, so we do not sell products directly to end users.

Wood

How can I refurbish my teak veneer TV stand? Do you have any products suitable for this material? Your stain remover is a good start, but what product should I use to finish the surface?
Try to treat the table using natural wax. You can use the stain remover to try to first get the dirt off the surface. (but not from a surface where the wood is exposed). Or try to lightly rub it clean and then apply the wax to the surface. Natural wax contains hard carnauba wax so it would give a good finish. This will smell quite strongly for a week. Teak oil would otherwise be okay, but it contains a mold preventing biocide which is not suitable for indoor use (spray- neither colour is suitable for indoor use).

Car

What CarColor color is best for my car?
You can find the right CarColor color easily using our car color browser for 400ml spraypaints http://www.car-rep.fi/colorguide/index.php/mastonen or for 12ml Touch Ups http://www.car-rep.fi/touchup/index.php/mastontouchen

Asphalt

I would like to know whether 100-series Matt white for cement/asphalt is suitable for outdoor use. (number 221). I would like to paint parking spaces on asphalt.
This product is highly suitable for use on concrete and asphalt surfaces, as the product card on our website says. Its coverage is limited on rough surfaces, so it may be that you need to apply several coats. The best product for marking parking spaces is Linemark. The best result is achieved using a painting cart which you can hire from several of our distributors.

Glass

I am painting a transparent glass vase. What spray paint should I use?
We recommend the Maston One spray paint. Many people have asked us whether you can paint over it with water-dilutable spray. Yes, you can. Paint wet-on-wet or on a completely dry surface

Metal

I painted metal with One spray paint: first primer, top coat, and then varnish all in one go. The varnish went on matt but dried with a gloss. The surface stayed soft and cracked. What's the problem?
The problem is high humidity. Avoid painting in humid conditions if possible. Moisture accumulates in the paint if you apply many coats at once. The moisture causes the varnish to become matt and keep the paint soft. In addition, the moisture breaks the layer of paint as it evaporates. If you need to paint, paint thin layers every 10 minutes. After primer and top coat wait half an hour because the acrylic allows for it.

Aluminum

What should I use as a primer for aluminum?
Use Maston Aluminium & Galvanized primer and there after any Maston-paint.

Plastic

I have a plastic barrel I'd like to repaint. What should I do?
Clean the barrel and degrease it using e.g. Maston degreaser. Treat the base with Maston plastic primer. If the surface is not very flexible, you can apply Maston One spray over it or, if the surface is flexible, we recommend Maston RR spray paint (sheet metal roofing paint).

Rubber coating

RUBBERcomp paint tin and spray, any instructions?
Using Maston RUBBERcomp paints and sprays. RUBBERcomp is suitable for all surfaces and can be removed by pulling it off. If you are painting white over dark, first apply a couple of coats of white base coats. The tin of paint will keep, opened, for a year if you add a little thinner (RUBBERcomp Thinner 450 ml) on the surface. If you're painting with a sprayer, here is a mixing guide: 70% w/w RUBBERcomp (according to weight), 30% w/w thinner RUBBERcomp, 76.5% v/v (according to volume) RUBBERcomp, 23.5% v/v thinner RUBBERcomp (= 1 litre RUBBERcomp + 0.3 l RUBBERcomp thinner), Pressure 2.5 - 3.0 bar, nozzle size 1.4 mm (W: Weight, V: Volume)
What cleaning agent do you recommend for wheels painted with RUBBERcomp?
RUBBERComp is a 1-component paint and strong degreasing agents or cleaning agents with a high pH value should not be used. We recommend car shampoo and water.
Can I apply a "clear" varnish over the semigloss black RUBBERcomp?
Yes you can, it will make the surface glossy. When applying varnish, wait approximately 10-20 minutes between each coat until the surface is "dust-dry".
I painted a surface with RUBBERcomp but it looks and feels like orange skin, why?
The painting distance for Maston RUBBERcomp is max. 20 cm. We recommend a distance of 15-20 cm, thin layers of paint, and preferably 4 layers.
How will RUBBERcomp react if I apply e.g. Maston clear varnish or other "normal paint" over it?
The paint will no longer come away from the surface, and it will become "normal paint". We recommend RUBBERcomp transparent gloss/matt spray/tinned paint.
The product info says: "remains flexible for its entire service life, does not crack or become brittle even in extreme weather conditions." What is the expected service life?
The service life of RUBBERcomp depends on what you are coating. A sufficiently thick coat, sprayed onto the outer surface of a car for example, will last a few years, but it is not a permanent coating.
Will RUBBERcomp stick to EPDM rubber?
The surface of RUBBERcomp is soft, so it cannot withstand very high levels of wear or continuous friction. The adhesive properties fo rubber are excellent, so it sticks to EPDM rubber. The rubber's properties are fairly similar to those of EPDM rubber, but it's a little bouncier, it's resistance to weather and ozone are more limited, its durability is better and its gas-tightness properties are better than those of EPDM rubber.
What instructions do you have for brush painting with RUBBERcomp?
It's not necessary to thin first before applying with a brush; the surface will be fairly even without thinning. We always recommend several coats in order to achieve a sufficiently thick coat, but it is difficult to say because we don't know what you're aiming to coat. It covers approximately 6-8 m2 per liter applied once to an even surface.

Other, e.g. questions about paints

Adhesive spray: What are the properties of adhesive spray and how should I use it?
Maston adhesive spray is a quick-drying, almost colorless and flexible adhesive for gluing light materials and for photography and marketing design. Can be used to glue paper, cardboard, fabric, felt, rubber, fiberglass, styroc and many plastics. Do not use on vinyl plastics or vinyl-coated fabrics. Adheres to almost all smooth and rough surfaces. Is not absorbed into the surface. Water-repellant. Temporary adhesion is achieved if you spray glue onto only one surface. You can achieve permanent adhesion if you spray glue onto both surfaces. Shake for approximately 1 min before use and occasionally during use. Remember to empty the nozzle by turning the bottle upside-down and pressing the nozzle until only propellant comes out.
Removing adhesive spray or other glue from e.g. a car?
As is the case with many other glues, Maston adhesive spray is most easily removed from various surfaces using xylene. Do remember to test the product carefully on a discreet spot to ensure that the xylene does not damage the surface to be cleaned.
1K Acid/ Etch primer (previously known as FyllPrimer) What primer should I use for metal and what can I use 1K Acid primer for?
1K Acid primer is suitable for black and stainless steel, aluminum, sheet metal and zinc-coated sheeting. Instructions for use: Carefully clean the surface of any impurities. Shake the can for 2 minutes. Do a test patch. Spray several thin coats every few minutes. When using a primer, 2 coats (15 micron layer) is enough - can be sanded in approx. 15 minutes. (Top coat in 15 minutes or for dry painting). When using sandable paint, apply 4 layers (30-50 micron layer) - can be sanded in approx. 45 min / light sanding or approx. 90 min / wet sanding. Can also be used as coating for steel outdoor storage for 3 months if the thickness of the dry layer is at least 50 microns. After use turn the can upside-down and press the nozzle until only propellant gas comes out.
Home Series, domestic appliance paint: Can I use Maston domestic appliance to paint old and worn ovens or stovetops white?
The Home series domestic appliance paint is the same color as domestic appliances. The original white stovetop surface was achieved with enamel. The paint cannot be used to paint stovetops since its heat resistance is limited. The paint would soften as the stovetop heats up.
Hammer paint: How should I thin Hammer?
Tinned Hammer smooth and hammered effect varnish can be thinned using xylene. Test: Thin Hammer (smooth and hammered effect) with 20% xylene. Touch-dry with xylene in 3 hours. The hammered effect will be slightly poorer if you use mineral turpentine.

2K

Can I use Maston 1K Acid / Etch primer under Maston 2K paint?
yes, Follow the drying times of the primer.
Can I use alkyd paint under Maston 2K paint?
Yes, alkyd paint must be completely dry before paint with Maston 2K.
Can I use acryl paint under Maston 2K paint?
Yes, acryl paint must be completely dry before paint with Maston 2K.
How much is the heat resistance of Maston 2K Two?
+150 degrees
Can I paint Official Car paints over Maston 2K paint?
Yes
Can I paint Official Car paints over Maston 2K filler or primer?
Yes and even faster than traditional 2K epoxy paints that require 4 hours of drying time before grinding. Maston 2K paint is sufficient for 2-2.5 h drying time before grinding or overcoating.
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