If field painting is required over the standard Timely factory prefinished frame please observe the following. A micro-layer of wax is applied to the frame as a lubricant during manufacturing. It must be removed prior to applying paint to ensure proper adhesion. Wipe the frame,
using protective gloves, with a good cleaner whose use is allowed by local authorities (ex.: paint thinner, isopropyl alcohol, Simple Green, etc.). Wipe the frame so it is completely dry and dust free. The best adhesion is achieved by carefully preparing the base. We strongly recommend rubbing all surfaces with a Scotch Brite (fine to medium pad) after cleaning. Wipe the frame so it is completely dry and dust free. Painting should be done immediately after cleaning to prevent a dust build-up. This is especially important when water based paints will be used.
Although acrylic water based paints are dry to the touch in an hour or so, they usually require between 10 to 14 days before they are fully cured. This can be tested by pressing the edge of your fingernail against the paint. If an impression is left then the paint is not yet fully cured. To insure good adhesion of acrylic water based paints, a prime coat is necessary prior to top coat. If you plan to paint over light and dark finishes with the same color, then a prime coat will be required to achieve uniform color.
Please request a sample chip to field test prior to ordering paint.
Field Painting Prefinished Frames