What color is your home? Why did you choose that color? Most people would say they chose a specific color because it’s their favorite color. Now before you choose the next paint job for your home, you need to consider what effect a particular color might have on your psyche, and this is where we come in handy.
For the aesthetics of your home, the interior and exterior design must be thought through in detail. Paint plays a vital role in decoration and design. This article will review the different types of paints, the right tools, and their functionality. You will undoubtedly find the right color shades for your home.
1. Decorative paint
Decorative paint is an alternative to conventional paint and can be glued to the wall. As the name suggests, it has a rather decorative function. Therefore, you must consider the style and design of your interior. If it was reserved for professionals in the past, you could now find it at a DIY store or other specialized stores.
Decorative paint can only be applied to absolutely flat walls despite its qualities. In addition, mixing this paint is very time-consuming. In addition, it reduces the level of thermal and acoustic insulation of a room. Compared to other types of paint, decorative paint is quite expensive. Indeed, its price per m² is between 35 dollars and 80 dollars.
2. Glycerol paint
Glycerol paint, commonly called oil paint, is obtained from a mixture of pigments, resin, and organic solvent. You should opt for this type of paint to enhance the aesthetic appearance and have a smooth finish.
Glycerol paint can be applied to any surface. It can even mask imperfections on your wall, such as a poorly filled hole. Moreover, the artisans are more appreciated thanks to their installation time. Know that the glycerol paint stretches while drying. This characteristic prevents brush marks from appearing. This result is mainly obtained through the use of white spirit that is poured into the paint before its application.
Thanks to this, thinner glycerol paint is more resistant to humidity. It is, therefore, an excellent choice for a bathroom. To guarantee results that meet your expectations, entrust the work to a professional painter. The price per square meter of Glycerol paint varies from 2 dollars to 5 dollars, while the price is between 5 dollars and 10 dollars for a single layer.
3. Acrylic paint
Water-based or acrylic paint is water-based. Before applying it to your wall, you must pour a quantity of water to obtain a balanced and less viscous mixture. Moreover, you can apply it to any room of your house and on any type of coating.
Since it is odorless, it is ideal for painting your room. Not only is it suitable for interior and exterior decoration, but it can also be used for visual art. For a two-coat of this paint, the cost per square meter is between 0.30 dollars and 5 dollars. It can go up to 10 dollars for a single layer. To choose the right type of paint for you, consult a professional.
4. Epoxy paint
Do you want to paint your floor, tiles, wood, or other non-deformable surfaces? Opt for epoxy paint. Since it is resistant, it can be applied to the wall and the floor. In addition to providing an optimal level of waterproofing, this type of paint has a satisfactory aesthetic result.
In the beginning, epoxy paint was only used in industrial environments. Now, it has gained popularity among individuals. For the purchase of epoxy paint, it is necessary to plan between 14 dollars and 40 dollars per m².
5. Natural or organic paints
Organic paints are mainly used in closed rooms such as bedrooms. They are composed of natural elements such as terpenes, rosin, essential oils, and natural turpentine. Moreover, they can be washable. The average price of natural paint is between 15 and 25 dollars. With a rather high cost, its life span is limited to 10 to 15 years.
Dress for the job
Painting is a messy job, so we wouldn’t recommend putting on your Sunday’s best to do this specific job. Put on a long sleeve shirt, old work pants, a pair of old tennis shoes, and a cap to protect yourself from the paint that will eventually drip or fall on you.
Because you will always get paint in you while painting, no matter how careful you are while painting and handling the paint, it is the nature of the job. By covering yourself properly, you won’t have to scrub away paint on your skin at the end of the day. Also, line your floor with plastics or old newspaper, which will protect your floors from paint drippings.
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