(Things You Need To Know About Interior Painting)
Interior painting is definitely a game-changer. A quick finish of a good choice of hue will set the style that your home gives-off. But choosing the right paint types and colors is more challenging as it seems. While interior paints are available on any possible surface, there is no such thing as an all-surface paint. Bad paint can damage the surface and sometimes do not stick well, so it is important to know in advance what goes where and when. But a truly professional indoor paint job is a completely different matter. Incorporate these tips into your next indoor painting project and make the work go faster and smoother, with a cleaner, more attractive appearance.
“Latex paints” now have an improved formula to withstand dirt, dust, and regular wear and tear, so that these paints are no longer solely reserved for low-traffic areas. They are as washable and durable as old oil-based paints, meaning you no longer have to worry about latex paints for walls and oil-based enamels for woodwork, windows, and doors. On the other hand, the quality of the gloss you bought will affect both its appearance and its longevity. High-gloss paints are the most durable as they contain more resin than either semi-gloss or flat paints. Resin is an ingredient that hardens as the paint dries. The surface that contains more resin will have greater hardness in the long run.
Purchasing high-quality paints will always play an important role in having an excellent finish. Rock-bottom cheap paints are manufacturer’s grade paints that have fewer solids than higher quality paints. Solids are what helps to build a good paint. Builder grade paints such as Sherwin-Williams ProMar 400 Interior Latex and Valspar Professional Interior Latex have their place in quick, low-cost, low-commitment painting work. Yet buy higher-quality paint for a color that will last.
In choosing which type of paints fit the area you have in mind, always remember that the function of the area itself should be considered. High-gloss paints are suitable for kitchens, toilets, utility rooms, walls, windows, and trim. Semi Gloss interior paints, with less resin and reduced surface shine, are somewhat less wear-resistant but still ideal for the majority of the woodwork. Finally, flat paints are the coatings of choice for most interior walls and ceilings, because they provide an attractive, low-gloss finish for surfaces.
The process doesn’t stop in just choosing what type of paint should be used. You have to make sure that particular paint will last for a long time. Although it’s difficult to foresee the future, you can get a clear idea of the consistency of the surface by measuring it with a strip of duct tape. Place a sheet of fresh duct tape on the surface in question, then tear it off. If flakes of paint are larger than the microscopic size, you may need to scrape and then sand.
Choosing the best hues to use for your home will be less challenging if you know the basics of painting. In getting your home design contractor, it is important to choose the one who knows it best. Home Solutionz offers a wide range of home design products and services including various types and hues of paintings. What are you waiting for? Contact Home Solutionz for a FREE estimate for your home!