Interior painting as the name suggests, entails the inside portions of a house or a building. This will include your room, kitchen, living room, corridor, floors, doors and ceilings. Interior painting is an important ingredient of any house as it speaks volumes about a person’s personality, for example sanguine will generally opt for bright interior color coatings. You can do it all by yourself or for professional help you can call us and relax. When faced with the task of performing interior painting in your house or office the first challenge is the selection of the type of paint and the color. There are quite a number of interior painting paints that are on the market, it is therefore important that you have adequate knowledge like their uses, qualities and their differentiation. The various paints are ideal for different surfaces and require specific type of tools to be used. Such knowledge is important prior to buying any paint especially if you are doing it yourself. Otherwise without this knowledge, you might find yourself destroying beautiful surfaces unknowingly. The best solution to this problem is to call us and we’ll take care of your entire interior painting headaches. We have years of experience to back up our claim!
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What kind of paint should you choose for interior painting?
With the advent of technology associated with interior painting, painting has become an easier task to accomplish; the paints that are available have been designed to withstand daily wear and tear, moisture and dirt as well, they are therefore durable. An important factor to consider in the selection of interior painting is gloss. The gloss affects the paint’s durability and appearance. High gloss paints are more durable and ideal for windows, trim, doors, bathrooms, kitchen and utility rooms. It is important to have a look at some of the types of paints available.
Alkyd Resin Paint
This type of interior painting paint comes with a number of advantages, including a formula that makes the paint to be as thick as yoghurt. So when a paint brush is dipped into the paint it comes out with a lot of paint on the paint brush. Despite the thickness the paint spreads smoothly across the surface, giving the surface a good depth of paint. This paint is preferred for doors, trims, heavy traffic hallways and for bathrooms and kitchens as well. A single layer of this paint (white) will leave bright yellow or black surfaces completely covered. The improved technology of this type of interior painting paint enables it to evaporate and diffuse leaving little bubbles that reflect and scatter light, making the paint appear thicker than it really is. Of all the interior paints, Alkyds are the most durable and are able to dry within 6 hours to allow another coat to be applied. To remove the alkyds, look for a solvent that has been recommended by the manufacturer.
This type of interior painting paint is only available in limited colors and in flat/low gloss finishes. Its name comes from one of the content that is used to make it and that is liquefied rubber. It is an excellent coating for concrete since it is waterproof and durable and it therefore comes at a higher cost compared to the other types of paint. When being used on concrete, the concrete should be thoroughly washed first using 10% solution of muriatic acid, rinse the surface and allow it to dry. And if it is intended to be used on brick, then there should be a coat of clear varnish before application of the rubberbase paint. Be careful to work with protective clothing when dealing with the paint jobs.
This type of interior painting paint can be applied using a roller or a sprayer, but the latter is more efficient and less likely to affect some of the properties of the tiles. It is specifically designed for acoustic ceiling tiles since it covers without impairing the tiles acoustic qualities.
This type of Interior Painting paint is quite suitable for ceilings because of its thickness; it does not run off the roller or brush that is being used to apply the paint. For this reason it is a bit more expensive than the other types of paints.
This is the perfect type of interior painting paint to cover up a surface, wall, ceiling that is not as smooth as expected, and it produces a fine finishing the rough edges. Such paints may come with premixed sand granule or particles suspended in the paint, while some come without these particles and you will have to later on mix them and stir thoroughly. Textured paints come with a notable disadvantage – the rough surface created by the texturing greatly increase the area of the painted surface to up to 25% more and this will increase the amount of paint that will be needed to paint the surface afterwards.
This interior painting paint is perfectly suited for surfaces that were previously painted with low oilbase paints or painted with latex. It does not go well with high gloss finishes and is not advisable to use on wallpaper because this paint is water based. This property may soak the wallpaper and peel it off the wall. The latex paint has a negative effect on steel and wood surfaces due to its water content. For steel may rust, while in the case of wood, it will raise the grain on raw wood.
This is not the kind of interior painting paint that you will see in the final finishing. As the name suggests it is used in the initial stages of painting as an undercoat. This type of interior painting paint is relatively inexpensive and is used to smoothen out uneven surfaces forming a barrier between porous surfaces and finishing coats. The most preferred primer is the latex primer because of its numerous advantages which include; its odor free, dries up quickly, very easy to clean up and is known to be the best undercoat for concrete, plasters and drywalls. And as previously mentioned, it is not advisable to use it on bare wood because it will raise the grains instead use an alkyd primer. The above-mentioned types of interior painting paints are just but a few of those that are available and out there in the market. So, shop widely before doing your interior painting. However, if you will use our services, we will not only offer solutions to your existing interior painting needs, we will also paint the interiors well!