The importance of painting (colour choice, quality and application process) in home décor cannot be emphasized enough. It can alter view of space by enhancing its aesthetic, light, area and even hiding some structural imperfections. Every color or in combinations express different moods. Painting is a great way to lend a new vibe to an old space without any major upgrades.
We execute painting task as part of our turnkey projects as well as standalone assignment for all its types and finishes.
How are paints categorised?
Paints are categorised as water, acrylic and oil-based enamel paints and also by its numerous finishes.
What type of paint is preferred for homes?
Acrylic paints are preferred for homes because of their superlative properties: they are quick-drying, extremely durable, and resistant to peeling, flaking or cracking when subjected to extreme conditions of weather and temperature. It is advisable to go for quality paints that come with good antimicrobial qualities that protect walls from dark spots created by fungal growth.
What is the pre paint procedure?
The pre-painting procedure includes the following steps: 1) Check surface for dampness or water seepage. 2) Rectify the water seepage problem (if any) at the source. This could mean repairing leaking plumbing or cracks in the walls. 3) Any loose plaster should be removed from the wall. Check for loose plaster by tapping on the walls. Any hollow sound means the plaster is loose. 4) Masonry work to be undertaken to fill up all cracks and repair broken plaster.
What is primer and putty?
Primer and putty is applied on the paintable surface before painting. Putty is a kind of paste prepared for applying on walls to fill in any minor dents or to level the surface. Since putty is absorbent, a coat of paint applied directly over it would lead to the paint being absorbed unevenly resulting in patches. A primer layer on top of the putty is a requirement. It takes away the unevenness caused by putty and the final paint comes out perfect. Thus, you get both protection and good finish.
What is the difference between emulsion and distemper?
Both Emulsion & Distemper have a few similarities as both are durable, and offer a wide range of shades to choose from. But some clear differences are that Emulsion paints give a silky and smooth finish to your walls, are more durable and long lasting, in addition to offering a wider range of shades to choose from.
What is the difference between water-based and solvent-based paints?
Water-based paints are diluted with water, while solvent-based paints are diluted with solvents like Mineral Turpentine Oil (MTO). Emulsions are water-based paints while enamels, luster and matt finishes are solvent-based paints. Emulsions look better on walls and are ideal for drawing, living and bed rooms. Solvent-based paints are ideally suited for kitchens and bathrooms since they are water-resistant. Enamels are used on wood and Metals.
How can the walls be maintained in good condition?
Dust your walls from time to time. Remove stains with a sponge and mild soap while it is still wet. Take care not to press too hard while cleaning.
Dr. Deepak Chhabra
B.E.(Mech.), M.Tech.(Ind.Mgmt.-IIT -M), Ph.D.(HRM-IIT-D)
Er. Sandeep Guglani
Architecture and Design
UG - H 209 - 210,
Sushant Shopping Arcade,
Sushant Lok -1,
Gurgaon – 122002
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Gurgaon - 122001
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