FAQ’S - CHROMA

 

What is Axolotl Chroma?

Axolotl Chroma is a high quality acrylic paint designed for internal and external applications. The premium quality base has been formulated to achieve stronger opacity, fuller colours and better paintability than conventional paints. Chroma is available in a variety of bases including: ceiling flat, flat, low sheen, satin & gloss.

Where can Chroma be used?

  • Axolotl Chroma can be used for both internal and external applications.

What is the best sheen level for my application?

 It is recommended to use a suitable sheen level for the application:

  • Ceiling Flat and Flat base are recommended for use on ceilings and low traffic applications. Flat bases will help to hide unevenness and imperfections in the painted surface, however the paint is more susceptible to marking as it has an open pore structure.
  • Low Sheen is the most popular sheen level for interior and exterior walls due to its easier serviceability, and good ability to help conceal uneven surfaces.
  • Satin and Gloss sheen levels are have a higher sheen and are popular for use on internal and external trims.

Can Chroma paint be touched up?

  • Internally, Chroma paints can be touched up quite successfully using the same colour and application method as the first application.
  • Externally, lighter colours can generally be successfully touched-up, darker colours can fade over time and may be more difficult to match. For best results it is recommended to repaint the entire wall.

What is the Lifespan of Axolotl Chroma?

  • The lifespan of Axolotl Chroma is approximately 7- 10 years. Axolotl Chroma is warranted for 7 years with correct application including Axolotl primer.

How do you clean interior surfaces painted in Low Sheen to Flat finishes?

  • You can clean wall or ceiling coatings that are flat finishes with warm water, a soft non dyed cloth and a small amount of mild detergent. Do not use rough abrasives, solvent cleaners, stiff scrubbing brushes or harsh caustic cleaners. 
  • Apply the cleaning solution to the affected area with a soft cloth, where the marking is particularly stubborn. Wipe down area with clean water and allow to dry.
  • To eliminate any chance of patchiness it is best to proceed to wash down the coated area from wall to wall.
  • Avoid vigorous scrubbing with chemicals or brushes and scourers to prevent burnishing the surfaces and causing shiny patches.

How do you clean interior surfaces painted in Satin and Gloss finishes?

  • You can clean Satin or Gloss finishes with warm water, a soft non dyed cloth and a small amount of mild detergent. Do not use rough abrasives, solvent cleaners, stiff scrubbing brushes or harsh caustic cleaners.
  • Apply the cleaning solution to the affected area with a soft cloth, where the marking is particularly stubborn. Wipe down area with clean water and allow to dry.
  • To eliminate any chance of patchiness it is best to proceed to wash down the coated area.
  • Avoid vigorous scrubbing with chemicals or brushes and scourers to prevent burnishing the surfaces and causing shiny patches.Don’t use abrasives or caustic-based cleaning compounds.
  • Cleaners such as Ajax Spray n' Wipe or Selley's Sugar Soap Wall Wipes for stubborn stains.

How do you clean exterior surfaces coated in Flat, Low Sheen, Satin and Gloss finishes?

  • Prepare a bucket of warm water mixed with a moderate amount of mild household detergent.
  • Apply solution to the entire painted area with a soft bristle brush, broom or soft cloth. A ladder, scaffolding and a long handled applicator may be required to reach some of the higher parts of your home’s exterior such as eaves and facia.
  • Before the cleaned surface has the opportunity to dry, hose down thoroughly with clean water and good water pressure.
  • We recommend washing your exterior painted surfaces every two years to remove the normal build-up of road grime, sap stains and dust, and maintain the life of the paint.

The information above is provided to assist our clients and is based on our experience in the paint industry. For further information, technical assistance or pricing please contact the Axolotl Paint sales team.