Your house is an opportunity for your lifetime. And when you find that your home needs renovation, it’s a matter of time – not because it’s getting old, but because you feel the need for bright colours in your house. Have a look at Paper Moon Painting.
It is a tricky business to repaint your home. To do the work for you, some depend on painting firms. It can also cost you to employ the house painting service. But you would want to remember the basics if you are planning to paint it yourself and consider the time and effort you are going to put on painting your home.
Today, there are several kinds of paint available, some providing various surface finishes, some are intended for a specific application. It might seem confusing to choose the correct form of paint at first, but once you have projected which theme you want to paint your house and figured out the job and what finishes you want the option is pretty simple.
For your home, there are two paint bases: solvent-based (oil or alkyde) and water-based (latex). Paintings based on oil dry slowly and typically take up to 24 hours. Turpentine or paint thinner is the perfect clean-up with an oil-based paint. The benefit of latex paint is that it dries very easily, but in hot weather or direct sunlight it is not ideal. For latex paints, the best clean-up needs only soap and water. So it is advised to use water-based paints if you are painting the interior of your building, whereas solvent-based paints are recommended for painting the outside of your house.
There are various types of paints that are either water-based or solvent-based, providing various finishes that are determined by their gloss factor. “Sheen” is a term used to denote the degree of reflection of light that the paint has. For an interior or exterior paint, less sheen indicates that it has less stain resistance.
A Gloss paint is easy to clean and better for resisting scuffs. For rooms that are used regularly, this is perfect. In woodworks, baseboards, kitchen and bathroom walls, doorjambs, and window casings, most gloss paints are best recommended for use. However the drawback to using gloss paint is the visible imperfections on the surface of the wall.
A high-gloss paint is highly reflective and works well such as trim and decorative moulding, for highlighting details. They are also the perfect option for doors and cabinets, or for any environment where violence is high.
Semi-gloss paints are very similar to gloss paints, except that they have less gloss. Semi-gloss is also suitable for high humidity rooms (best used in the children’s room) and can be used for work on trimming and casing. Maximum durability is guaranteed by these paints.
A smooth and low-sheen finish is provided by Eggshell paints. Smooth and low-sheen paintings that are suitable for your living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and dens. For bedrooms, hallways, home offices and family quarters, it is washable and perfect.
A good combination of easy-clean and moderate sheen is offered by satin paints. In scrubbing capability, these paints go a step above eggshell. In just about any room, they perform and look excellent.
Flat paints (matte paints) for large walls and ceilings are non-reflective and therefore a good choice. During application, flat paint covers imperfections on wall surfaces and spatters well. For vinyl and aluminium siding that is scratched or dented because it covers imperfections and spatters less when applied, flat paint is the best option. For low-traffic areas such as formal dining rooms and master bedrooms, these paintings are perfect.