The Swedish company Beckers has been producing paints and varnishes since the late nineteenth century. Today its products are the most environmentally friendly in Europe. The concern has factories in Italy, France, Germany, England, Norway. The scientific department of the company is constantly engaged in the search and development of perfect modern dyes.
They are collaborating with environmental and medical centers interested in quality control and ensuring the use of Beckers products in premises where people with asthma and allergic diseases live.
Paints and varnishes of this company appeared on the Russian market not so long ago, but have already gained great popularity and are marked with positive reviews.
Features and characteristics
Beckers paints and varnishes can be handled without respirators. They do not emit harmful substances, dry quickly, and do not leave a smell. They are used in the arrangement of kindergartens and hospitals. Water-based brand paints do not contain ammonia compounds, therefore they are hypoallergenic.
Beckers paints use components that, when mixed with water, form the strongest structure, which is not inferior in wear resistance to any product on solvents, which guarantees a special durability of the material. Sweden has severe weather conditions. Taking this factor into account, the company has developed products that are resistant to any climatic situation. Beckers outdoor products can withstand extreme temperature fluctuations, precipitation, freezing and summer heat.
The company produces a wide range of matte and glossy paints and varnishes. There are more than twenty thousand shades in its color palette, which allows you to make any interior unforgettable. The company's materials are designed for various types of work. It is difficult to find an area of application related to painting in which the products of this brand could not be used.
In addition to stable and even painting of the surface of walls and ceilings, these products can be used to cover facades, surfaces made of wood, concrete, metal. The products are produced in containers of 3 and 10 liters.
The only drawback of Beckers paints and varnishes is their price. But this is also debatable. To get a rich, even surface with cheap paint, you will have to put more than one layer … Not withstanding temperature fluctuations, other paint fades, peels off and requires renewal. Cheap materials are toxic, have a pungent odor, and dry for a long time. It is better to buy a Beckers paint once than to renew faded substrates every year.
Before you start painting the house, the walls should be free of overhanging branches and other interfering plants. Prepare the surface by removing the old finish (Malartvatt can be used). The base must be cleaned, rinsed and primed.
Before painting, cover and glue anything that can get dirty during the painting process. The paint is usually not diluted, it is thoroughly stirred and dyeing is started.
For work with porous, loose surfaces, a reinforcing primer with greater penetrating power is required. This composition promotes high adhesion, it makes the structure of the base uniform.
You should start by removing old paint from the wall with a stiff brush.… Then the cracks are carefully cleaned, putty is applied inside each. All roughness is masked with a sealant in several layers and smoothed with a spatula.
Painting surfaces will look perfect if painted correctly. The technology is simple: using a roller, paint should be applied in horizontal stripes, then the movements are carried out vertically. So they alternate during the entire staining process..
At the final stage, the surface is leveled with a roller from top to bottom. When doing this, do not apply too much pressure on the tool to avoid streaking on the surface.
Beckers paints and varnishes are applicable to all surfaces. If the walls are made of wood, they must be thoroughly cleaned of old varnish, paint, primer, mildew and mildew. The prepared surface should be treated with Ute-Mogeltvatt special agent. Then a primer must be applied and the seams must be treated with Grundolja oil.
Beckers paints work well on concrete surfaces. It should be remembered that a fresh coating must not be painted.… It should dry out within a few months. When working with concrete, opaque paints are chosen.
You can paint plastic, metal according to the same scheme: it is necessary to clean the base well, rinse with Malartvatt mixture, then with water.
Rust should be removed with a stiff brush, then a primer should be applied, after which it will remain to paint the surface.
Paint consumption 1 sq. m usually ranges from 120 to 170 g. You can process concrete, plaster, wood, metal, plastic. The paint dries within 3 hours, this must be taken into account when applying the next layer. Coloring is possible at temperatures not lower than +5 degrees.
For outdoor work
Beskers products have a large selection of exterior paints. They protect the surface from contact with the external environment.
- For painting bricks and ceramics, use Putsprimer LS primer or Putsgeund primer.
- For concrete facades or plastered surfaces, paint with acrylic resin Beckers Putsfasadfarg P is suitable: creating a film, it reliably protects the painted surface from abrasion.
- Fast drying and weather resistant, Akrylatfarg can be used on wood and metal.
- For work on linoleum and concrete, they buy Beckers Golvfarg paint.
- Beckers Sockelfarg is made with the addition of latex, which enhances its durability. It is good for covering foundations and gutter pipes.
For indoor work
Most Beckers products are water-based. This does not affect their strength and durability. The paint dries within three hours, it is wear-resistant, does not change color for many years.
- Elegant Takfarg - high-quality paint for working with walls, ceilings. It is applied to cleaned surfaces, painted, used to refresh the color.
- Elegant Grundfarg apply on cleaned walls and on old paint (when re-painting).
- Matt paint Elegant Vaggfarg Helmatt used in rooms with high humidity (bathroom, kitchen, sauna, swimming pool).
Choosing Beckers products, you can be sure of the quality of the coating.
Learn more about Beckers water-based paint in the following video.