Faqs Answered With Painting Tips For The Novice DIY Painter!

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Buying a home is always a dream that comes true for most people and once the dream has come through, it is time to plan out the décor. The process of any planning starts out with the shopping for the materials and this is where a lot of people make mistakes due to ignorance about the materials or because of not attaching much significance to it. Whatever be the reason a little caution and care can go a long way in ensuring that the painting of your home is a job well done using the best of materials and the choice of the perfect color.

How to identify the type of emulsion paint needed for the house?

carpet cleaning cardiffThere are basically two types of emulsion paint and they include the vinyl emulsion usually used in the interiors and the emulsion paint used for the exterior.  Vinyl emulsion is basically made up of different chemicals so it should not be used on wood or metal but is perfect for painting a concrete wall. The exterior emulsion on the other hand is blended with chemicals to make it strong and resilient so that it is not affected with the varying weather conditions that might be extreme too.  This is more durable than the vinyl type and that is why it is better used on the wall of the exterior part of the house.

What kind of paint is good to be used on wood and metal?

For painting wood or metal, using oil paint is most suitable as it does not react on the wood or metal. Oil paint needs more time to dry and that is why it is best done when the weather is dry or is warmer. A primer must be used on the wood or metal surface in order to bind the oil paint on the wooden or metallic surface. There are specific types of primers available for wood and for metal and only those must be used for each type.  Once the oil paint drips on the floor or stains a wall it is best to wipe it off immediately using petrol or white or Methylated spirits.

Where should the painting begin from?

The painting should always start from the ceiling as any dripping from the ceiling can be removed on the walls. But if the walls are already painted the drippings are likely to be marred. Moreover, to get the right finish on the walls and wall colors reflect better under a well painted ceiling.

What is the painting equipments needed to paint the house?

There are many equipments that a painter needs to get the job well done but buying the best quality equipments ensure that the job is done in the most professional manner and also getting the job done becomes easy and simple. Some of the painting equipments needed include a power roller to apply the paint, different types of paint brushes especially ones that can be used on the sharp edges and smooth curves, scrapping paper, sprayers with which a smoother finish is achieved and also the sprayer can be used to create designs on the wall, metal ladders, and finally a good number of dirty towels, pieces of smooth cloth and a few buckets.

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