Caring for your paint finish


Keep your Aalto paint finish looking its best by following the care and cleaning recommendations as below. Avoid cleaning a freshly painted surface for four weeks to allow the paint to fully cure.

Interior Surfaces

Maintain your interior paint finish by cleaning with a damp cloth and neutral detergent (such as diluted sugar soap). Sprat type cleaners that contain solvents may affect the surface appearance and the paints longevity.

Tips and Tricks

  • Always test the cleaning method in an inconspicuous area to ensure it does not damage the paint finish
  • Do not vigorously scrub the surface, or use an abrasive cleaning product or tool - a micro fibre cloth works well

Exterior Surfaces

Maintain your exterior paint finish by washing every 12 months (after each winter is a great time) with a suitable exterior cleaner to remove dirt deposits. Dirt deposits left on the paint surface will encourage the growth of mould and affect the paints performance.

Tips and Tricks

  • While cleaning, attend to any areas of flaking paint, rotten timber, moss, mould and lichen
  • Most exterior house cleaners and detergent have negative effects on marine life, so avoid run off into storm water drains