House painting would require a lot of your time, effort and a few bucks but most of all, what it really requires is already in the name itself, that of which is paint. When it comes to house painting, paint is really a big issue, this is because you have so many options that make it already quite difficult for you to know what you really need.
With how business is, we can’t really blame them. Everyone who sells a product would always look for that competitive edge even when it comes to painting. So when you are painting your house, you should know what different types of paints to choose from and how they would really work for each area of your house.
Dealing With Other Things First
While you would, of course, have to paint your house first, a very important thing you should do, so important that you should never skip this is to look for holes or cracks on your wall. You should first fix this by adding putty which would come in fiberglass or plaster to the area and only adding the paint once it is dry. This is because when having a new layer of paint, you want your house to look as new as possible. Having unfixed holes and cracks does not meet this purpose.
If the area of which you are about to repaint is made of wood and it needs some repairing, it is best that you replace the whole area. Get a contractor to repair that area for you. Wood is very sensitive compared to other materials if one would get termites the other parts of your house which are made of wood could also be affected later, thus you should fix this immediately.
Choosing The Type Of Paint Durable Paints
You should choose the type of paint according to what would suit best to the area of which you would apply it to and where the paint would look good on that area.
For a natural grained look or for woodwork, the varnish is best used. The glossy and hard appearance of varnish would not only make parts that are made up of wood look better but it can actually protect those parts from moisture.
For areas that people use the most in the house such as the kitchen and the bathroom, you would be needing a tough type, that is alkyd. This is recommended for such areas because of its durability and because it is easy to wash.
One of the most commonly used types of paint is acrylic. Because of its toughness and the variety of glosses available, this would be used for some as an all around the paint.
Other Types Of Paint
While the paints mentioned above would be ideal to those areas, the ones that will be used on most parts of the house would not be any of those above.
Latex is a water-based paint of which you can use straight out of the can. The only thing here is it is not as durable as the other option, although it is generally cheaper.
The more recommended type of paint you can use are the oil-based ones. Although they are generally more expensive, you could end up actually saving more since they last longer. There is also a whole lot of glosses to choose from when it comes to this type.