When doing up home interiors, homeowners typically get confused over the color of the walls. Should it be cream? Or beige? Or should it be a bold turquoise or a bright and sunny ochre? No one pays attention to the type of paint being used. But interior designers swear by it. The types of plant, whether emulsion or oil-based, is crucial as the tone, shade, and color.
Yes, we know technicalities can be confusing.
Pro tip: Before we dive further, remember to always begin with a primer or a base coat when painting any surface.
#1: Best Paint Color for Doors and Windows
Use of waterproof Duco paint for wooden doors and windows can enhance shelf life.
When painting wood, opt for PU( polyurethane) paint as this paint is best suited materials with high wear and tear. You can also opt for Duco paint as it’s waterproof. Both these paints give a semi glossy shine and enhance the shelf life of your doors, windows, trims,window frame and sills.
#2:Paint for ceilings
Use light coloured ceilings that will make your room feel higher
Your primary goal in your home is to keep the attention on your walls and furniture with exceptions to decorate false ceiling. By using plastic emulsion paints in a smooth acrylic, matte finish prevents light from reflecting off the ceiling and drawing the eyes up.
#3: Paint for interior walls
Shiny wall paints are more durable for your home
It should be either an emulsion or enamel-based paints while painting most walls of your home. The thumb rule is the shinier the finish of the paint, the more durable it is. Enamel paints though durable, are also expensive.
#4: Types of paint for different rooms
Having said that emulsion and enamel based paints are best used for most walls indoors, you may want to choose from varying finishes to suit the needs of the occupants of every room.
For kitchen and bathroom
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Choose water-resistant paint for your kitchen and bathroom
Kitchen and bathrooms are that place which usually gets damp and prone to forming moulds. When painting these walls, mould inhibitors should be added to the paints. Alternatively, choosing a water-resistant paint also works.
For living and dining rooms
Use durable paints in your living and dining areas
Living and dining rooms are typically the center of activity in most homes, especially during the day or when guests are over. Hence, go for a durable paint that has a satin finish. Choose rich textures if your room has ample natural light. If space is a constraint, then opt lighter hues so that the space is a constraint, then opt lighter hues so that the space seems brighter and larger.
For children’s room
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A kid’s room must have a washable paint that fosters creativity without making cleaning difficult
Does your kid have a vivid imagination? I am sure the wall is their canvas to scribble and showcase their artistic skills. Washable paints are easy to maintain and come in variety to match any style of kid’s bedroom. Avoid using oil-based paints as they emit chemical toxins as they dry sometimes even after drying.
Bedroom paint should be richly textured
When decorating your personal abode, you tend to get all creative. For this, we suggest you go for a satin finish that’s rich in texture.
Article source: Livspace
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