One of the most inexpensive ways to revive a room is to give the walls a coat or two of paint. Making the space instantly brighter, when you decide to paint a wall, you must ensure that the surface is sanded and smooth, ready for the paint to be applied.
Paint can be an important factor in protecting your item or structure against the elements or increasing its longevity. Some construction materials in the home can be prone to absorbing moisture over time, meaning their condition deteriorates and can even make the said surface heavier, which ultimately may impact its structure or functionality.
Paint forms an additional barrier, helping to seal out moisture and can even help to protect various surfaces against mould spores and damp. With dust repelling variations of paint also now available, painting a room can be a great solution for allergy sufferers as many painted surfaces can be easily cleaned too.
There are a number of different finishes available, all of which can depend on the purpose of the paint. Matt emulsion, for example, is one of the most common types of paint and works well on uneven walls to make things appear a little bit smoother. Flat matt emulsion is similar, though can be more velvety in appearance as it reflects less light.
Silk finish paint is most commonly used on wood, although it can be used on already smooth walls as it can easily be wiped clean. A satin finish paint is also a popular choice for wood as it hides imperfections and softens the appearance of wood. A gloss finish is primarily used on wood as it reflects the light and is most effective in paler tones.
Paint is generally either water or oil based and they can have different uses too. Oil based paint takes longer to dry than water based paint, but is often more durable, with a smoother finish, though often requires harsh chemicals for cleaning brushes. Water based paint is a great option for walls and ceilings, whilst oil based paint is suited to high traffic areas such as doors, furnishings and trims.
To maintain your paint, dust it regularly or vacuum it with a soft brush. You might also want to wash painted walls, especially in the kitchen or bathroom, however as not all paint finishes make for a good surface to scrub, do make sure you test a small area first before taking a sponge to the wall.
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