Tawi Paints


Frequently Asked Questions

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are gases emitted from certain solids or liquids. VOCs have an impact on indoor air quality and have historically been present in many household cleaning items, paints, etc. Tawi Paints is proud to offer low-VOC paint that meets the strictest standards for our industry.

All paints are basically made up of solvents, resins, and pigments. Solvents act as the liquid vehicle, resins work to create a tight bond with the painting surface, while the pigments create the beautiful Tawi paint color that we are known for.

Our paints are all water-based, made using high-quality acrylic resins and the best pigments. You can see more detail about our paint by downloading our product detail documents or get in touch with support for further details.

Once you open your paint can, several factors could impact its shelf life. Some of these factors include air exposure, temperature, as well as other considerations such as how much paint is in the container. But you can expect an already paint can to remain usable for about a year.

Stored in the right conditions, however, our paint will be good for several years. Always ensure that your paint isn’t exposed to extreme cold or heat and that it is always stored in a sealed container. Our cans are non reactive, crack resistant, water proof plastic (polypropylene)and come with an airtight security seal under the cap for maximum protection.

We recommend two coats for the best finish. However, there is no one size fits all formula because every project, color, and surface to be worked on is different from the last and will have unique requirements.

That being said, here are a few recommendations that we can make:

One Coat is– Are you simply refreshing an existing color? If that’s the case, then one coat may be all you need.

Two Coats– Are you painting a darker color over an existing lighter color? In this case, you may only need two coats of paint. The darker color will cover the lighter one easily, allowing for fast and efficient coverage.

It is important to know, however, that some darker colors require multiple coats before they look smooth and even. As a rule of thumb, always research the color you’re interested in to get a sense of how complex it is to work with.

Three Coats– In this last scenario, three coats are best for labor-intensive circumstances such as when you are painting a light color over an existing dark color. Your best course of action would be to lay down a coat of light primer over the dark wall, allowing for easier coverage when it comes to applying the new topcoat.


Bonus tip: We know that you are busy and have other important things to attend to. However, as hard as it can be to wait, give plenty of time for each coat to dry before you apply another. This is what will make the difference between a streaky, patchy finish, and an impeccable one.

If you’re painting a previously-painted interior wall surface, you most likely don’t need a primer. However, if you’re painting over new drywall, painting over an excessively glossy paint, have smoke damage or stains on your walls, etc you probably want to do a coat of primer before your paint.

Yes, we do. Keep in mind that although primer is essential for a high-quality professional finish, you primarily only need to consider a primer if you’re painting over new drywall, unpainted wood surface, an excessively glossy paint, your walls have stains or damage, or if you’re making a drastic color change and want a base coat to reset.

Our paints are ultra-low odor and low-VOC meeting the most stringent standards. This makes Tawi paints great for every room including nurseries and children’s rooms.