Different Paints for Different Places
Paint has a magical way of making your home look well-kept. A small job like covering up cracks and holes in walls can easily be transformed with a bit of crack filler and a dash of paint. Homeowners are sometimes caught off guard by not knowing where the paint goes and whether it could lead to early peeling or just not the right type of paint for the surface. There are many different paints for different places.
We share some advice on where you should be painting what, where.
An eggshell finish has a subtle shine and is a good choice for a first-time painter. It is not too matte (flat) and not too shiny, making it easy to clean. Eggshell paint is a good choice for living rooms and bedrooms.
Satin paint has some sheen to it, and is an excellent choice for hardworking rooms, like kitchens and bathroom walls. It is easy to clean, but the gloss effect can highlight wall imperfections like cracks and poorly patched areas.
Acrylic water-based paint is one of the best choices for outside and barrier walls. Acrylic paint also waterproofs your walls, making it a top choice among homeowners. Textured paint also works well for outdoor walls – especially if your walls are naturally textured already. If your walls have been immaculately sealed with concrete, a smooth paint will do it wonders. Exterior walls also need a primer for extra protection. It is important to match your primer and paint, as some are oil-based and others are water-based.
Ceiling paint is specially made to cover edges and to hide any imperfections. The paint is also created to eliminate dripping, making it easier to paint on. Traditionally ceilings are painted white, but you can create illusions with paint, especially in dark colours or even pastels.
Wood and Appliances
Semi-gloss paint works wonders on wood. It also works well on skirting boards and any other wood trimmings you may have in your home. The semi-gloss sets the wood apart from the walls, which is important if you’re not distinguishing it by colour. It is also easy to care for with soap and water or dust cloth.
Paints for appliances can vary. It will be determined by the type of appliance and whether or not your appliance heats up. Epoxy paints work great for appliances and are great for unifying the colour of your appliances. Applying this self-priming paint is easy with options to either brush or spray, and comes in all of the standard appliance colours available.