7 Recommended Sealer Paint to Use in Singapore (What Is it Used For?)
If you’ve ever done any painting at your home or office, then you know important it is to apply a quality sealer paint. This is because it’s necessary to create a smooth base for the first coat of the new colour. But what exactly are sealer paints? What types are commonly available in Singapore? Keep reading as we answer these questions and also take a look at how exactly to use sealer paint.
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What are Sealer Paint and Its Purpose?
Essentially, sealer paints can be defined as specialised primers that are used for reconditioning uneven surfaces. Adding wall sealer paint enables the topcoat to be evenly applied, creating a uniform finish.
For the most part, sealers work exceptionally well on old walls where fine hairline cracks or holes are evident. Any cracks or crevices in the walls that have been filled up with putty will require a sealer. This is because the sealer helps to ensure the putty adheres to the new paint. Additionally, sealer paint will reduce the appearance of recessed areas by levelling the paint. In some instances, you can also use sealer paint as a finish coat for interior walls.
There are generally two sealer paint types:
- Oil or solvent based: A solvent-based acrylic paint sealer is a type of sealer widely used on any rough surface such as concrete driveways, pool surrounds and paths around your property. Essentially, these types of sealers contain higher levels of VOCs than the water-based variants. It acts as a protective topcoat for concrete and porous surfaces.
- Water-Based: Unlike oil sealants, water-based sealants are made up of polymers or solids that are suspended in water. When the sealer spreads, the water starts evaporating, which causes the polymers to change shape and blend together. This in turn creates a continuous transparent coating.
When to Use Sealer Paint
Sealer paint is generally used as a substitute for primer paint. You can also use it just before applying primer paint to the base surface. Since the primary purpose of sealer paint is to provide excellent adhesion between the new paint and the substrate, this is the ideal time to apply it.
Generally, primers and sealers add an extra measure of assurance that the paint will adhere to the surface. In the process, the sealer creates a smooth, soft surface to apply your paint. Sealers can be applied to the powdery surface as well as the porous surface.
How to Use Sealer Paint
Using sealer paint is very easy and doesn’t require any complicated preparations. Simply follow these few easy steps to get you going.
- Always clean the surface you want to paint before adding any paint or sealer products. Clean by sanding the surface to make it as smooth as possible. Wipe the surface off with a damp cloth and allow it to dry before applying the sealer.
- Apply the sealer directly to the surface by using a micro fibre roller.
- Leave the wall to dry for about 3-4 hours.
- Apply the next coat—two coats should be fine for most surfaces.
- Always apply the sealer on dry days when the temperature is between 10 – 30°C (This should be easy for Singapore homes).
- Clean all your painting equipment with clean water immediately after use.
To see exactly how easy it is to apply sealer paint, simply watch the short clip below.
List of Popular Wall Sealant Paint in Singapore
1) Vinilex 5170 Wall Sealer
PaintingGuy.sg uses this paint as its number-one choice for painting residential and commercial buildings. Since Nippon Paint Vinilex 5170 Oil-Based Wall Sealer contains a superior resin/binder, it’s excellent for ensuring that finished coats aren’t damaged by alkaline surfaces. This paint also prevents mould and boasts good adhesion. It’s great if your home is surrounded by water, like the coast, near a pool, near a large open drain or reservoir.
Read more about “Reliable Anti Mould Paint to Use for Your Home in Singapore“.
2) 5101 Odour-less Wall Sealer
If you’re looking for a top quality low odour alternative, then the Nippon Paint 5101 Odour-less Water-Based Wall Sealer is right up your alley. It’s also fast drying and sports good adhesion. Its anti-fungus and algae-resistant properties make it a great option for any painting job. You can expect a matt finish after using this paint that’s very easy to apply.
3) Expresskote Sealer
Are you painting your interior walls? Nippon Paint Expresskote Sealer is the perfect option to consider. With fast-drying characteristics, good adhesion, and anti-fungus features, you can expect paint that resembles the original quality of the wall before it was sanded. It also boasts an excellent fresh plaster that is efflorescence-free and can easily be applied directly after three days of plastering. (Efflorescence is the white powder that penetrates through brickwork after painting)
4) Berger Plastaseal
With Berger Plastaseal you can look forward to a quality paint that’s resistant to alkali. It’s efflorescence-free and in addition to being anti-carbonated, this paint also has excellent sealing properties. Since this seal is an acrylic coating, it’s ideally used as a sealant for masonry surfaces and can be used before the application of decorative topcoats. Furthermore, this sealer boasts excellent stain-covering power.
5) Raffles Paint R.Sealer
Raffles Paint R.Sealer is a firm favourite for a number of reasons. One of this sealer’s top features is that it offers superior adhesion for topcoats. Furthermore, this sealer has a fast drying time and easily covers pores and hairline cracks. Its good penetration properties make it an ideal choice for porous surfaces. Since it contains no lead, mercury or ammonia it’s practical and safe for interior wall painting.
6) Dulux Sealer (Water-Based)
Another popular water-based sealer is Dulux Sealer which boasts a drying time of 2-4 hours. This type of sealer only requires one coat and is also alkali resistant. Since it’s Singapore Green Label certified, users are guaranteed environmentally friendly paint. With improved adhesion and low VOC, it’s ideal for interior wall painting as well as exterior masonry surfaces.
7) Dulux Sealer (Solvent-based)
The Dulux Solvent-based Sealer is ideal for chalky walls because it binds the chalky paint film and firms it up. You can also expect improved adhesion and a drying time of 4-5 hours. It can easily be used as a first coat on a freshly plastered walls or previously painted walls.
To Sum It Up
With the various options out there, it’s worth noting what makes our clients happy. And at PaintingGuys.sg we use Nippon Vinilex 5170 Wall Sealer to paint clients’ homes, offices and even industrial areas. And we have many satisfied clients who can vouch for the quality of the outcomes.
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