Four steps to the perfect finish
Before you startAll you need before you grab the roller.
What surfaces can I paint with Cover Story paint?
Do I need a primer?
How much paint do I need?
What tools do I need?
Otherwise, with these tools, you're sure to get the job done: Roller, brush, masking tape, paint tray, extension pole and a roll of protective paper or newspaper.
But don’t go too crazy – if the roller is soaked though, it will not absorb any paint. Make sure the roller is damp, not wet. Remove the water by pressing the roller into a paper towel and shaking the roller.
Painting instructionsThe perfect wall in six steps.
Stir the paint
Don't worry about any oil on the surface of the paint, as in a plastic-free paint, natural oils may rise to the surface - with vigorous mixing, the paint will regain a smooth and even consistency. When the paint has been carefully mixed, the oil is no longer visible and the paint has an even color. Pour the paint into the paint tray.
First parts to paint
Start to roll
Remove tapes & enjoy
Care and cleaningGive your painting supplies a longer life.
Maintaining painting supplies
Cleaning instructions for painting supplies depends on the paint thinner used. Cover Story paints are waterborne, which means that they can be cleaned off with water only. It's easiest to clean the accessories immediately after painting.
*Remember that painting supplies must not be washed directly under the tap as wet paint is classified as hazardous waste.
Put the brushes in a separate container such as a bucket. Cover Story paints will wash off tools with just water. However, if you want to use detergent, remember that the run off is hazardous waste.
To prevent paint from escaping from the drain to the environment, do not wash painting tools directly under the tap or hose. After soaking, wipe away any paint that comes off the brushes on paper or a rag. You can then rinse the painting tools under the tap.
Allow the paint residue to settle to the bottom of the bucket. Water that has separated from the residue can be poured down the drain. Once the residue has dried on the bottom of the jar, you can put it in mixed waste. Any moist residue and washing liquid must be taken to a hazardous waste collection point.
Soak the rollers using the same method as with the brushes then, again with the help of the stick, squeeze the water from the rollers. Allow them to dry, for example on a rag. You can reuse a roller with a different paint even if its surface has taken on a little color. The old paint does not stain the new wet paint.
The next day
If you have forgotten to wash your tools and brushes have become dry and hard, you can lightly scrape off the dried paint and soak the brushes in water. If this doesn't help, recycle the dried rollers and brushes to mixed waste.
RecyclingEverything you need to know about recycling paint and paint supplies.
Recycling paints and painting supplies
If there’s a lot of paint left over, tell your story and treat a friend to some Cover Story paint. The opened paint can will keep well if it's sealed tightly and kept in a warm and dry place. Be sure to mix the paint vigorously when you use it again.
Painting supplies are long-lasting if you maintain them properly. Brushes and rollers should be cleaned immediately after use and stored for the next application. See the link at the bottom of the page for maintenance instructions for painting supplies.
In other words, if there is liquid paint left at the bottom of the paint can, dispose of it as hazardous waste. Regional collection points and recycling collection trucks receive hazardous waste.
If paint has caked to the bottom of the tin and is fully dried, you can scrape the paint residue into mixed waste.
Recycling painting supplies
Dry brushes and rollers that have lived their lives are disposed of into mixed waste. You can also put the wooden mixing stick from Cover Story into mixed waste.
Cover Story paints are contained in metal cans. The paint tray is also made of metal. Metal was chosen as the raw material for our accessories as it's recyclable, saving energy and natural resources. Also, it can be recycled numerous times without deteriorating in quality. The Cover Story roller tray and empty paint should therefore be placed in your metal recycling collection.
If there is only a thin layer of completely dried paint left on the bottom of the paint tray or paint can, you can sort them into your metal collection.
Please note that plastic paint trays and paint containers should be recycled as either hazardous waste or plastic collection. However, plastic paint containers must be clean if they are to be recycled as plastic waste.
After you paint with Cover Story's water-based paints, allow the water you soak your equipment in to settle - you can pour clear water down the drain and allow the residue to dry, disposing of the dried paint as mixed waste. Paint-soaked water is hazardous waste. See the link at the bottom for more detailed washing instructions.
Thank you for recycling.