Tip: How do I repair applied paint?

We do not recommend touching up our paints after they have dried as they have a high color pigment content. This, and the process known as wicking (where paint is pulled under the existing paint by the capillary action of wood fibers when touching up), almost always results in a stained repair area or color variations on the surface.

In addition, because of the way the pigmentation in the new paint layer arranges itself in combination with the different drying and absorption rates of the substrate, it is almost impossible to replicate the previous coating when touching up paint. As a result, the new color will always look a few shades darker or lighter than the original.

Therefore, we do not recommend attempting touch-ups on our paints and coatings, as they are unlikely to result in a seamless adjustment. Instead, we recommend repainting the affected area with a full and fresh coat to achieve an even result. Should you still wish to attempt a touch-up, please refer to our product information sheets (Technical Data Sheets) for detailed instructions on how to do so. We also recommend using particularly small brushes for touch-up work to keep the touch-up area as small as possible.

One more hint: Light color shades can be touched up better.