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Purchasing The Perfect Paint

Apr 2, 2008
An appropriately applied paint transforms the look of a piece of furniture or a room. No matter how plain, their outward appearance undergoes a notable transformation when paints coat them.

To the wiser, however, the final results can be even lovelier when considerations are taken way ahead of time. Selecting the right paint or color coat for the job definitely doesn't start and end with shades that are "nice to look at."

The first step is to make sure that good lighting is a given in your area of painting. Cover or remove all flooring and furniture, patch, fills, cracks and sand holes on the surface. Clean thoroughly and carefully all the surfaces to be painted. Plug covers, switches and other electrical materials should be removed. Take measurements of your room size, and count the windows and doors to determine the quantity of paint that you will need.

Indeed, it is utterly frustrating to spend your precious effort and time applying paint to something which has an underneath surface that is tattered with various imperfections. Neither is it clever to spend several hours painting and then spend as much number of hours or even more cleaning up.

There are several paints available that you can choose from, all of these guaranteeing superior results. An initial yet critical step is to select the correct paint for exterior and interior surfaces. Interior paint is quicker in drying, while the exterior paint dries at a slower pace. Interior paints also have "less offensive" smell than exterior paints do.

According to experts, finishes of an interior paint can be classified into five types. The gloss paint fits on areas that need to be cleaned frequently. These include bath walls and cabinets, and the kitchen. Meanwhile, the paint known as semi-gloss shines less, but is famed for its durability. There is also a satin paint that is of a distinctively low shine, but is much easier to clean. The eggshell kind of paint is suitable for walls of living room, bedroom and family room. The eggshell paint lets out a glossy effect that is barely discernable. The last kind is the flat paint that is almost not of reflective quality, hence is perfect for ceilings and walls that have certain surface irregularities.

It is also significant to find color swatches that look good in lights, either night or day. Remember that the ideal blue can in fact be awkward and look unfit in a room when your lamps are turned on. To avoid ending up with the wrong shades, find the one that suits for the most time that you will be in your room. So if you are out working for the most part and home only during the evenings, choose the shade that best suits in artificial or electric light.

Mostly, cans of paint offer information regarding the paint's expected coverage under usual circumstances. Under-buying is not recommended since you are sure to put in some touch-ups after the main paint work.

With these considerations at hand, you may already check home centers or paint stores. Choose chips of paint color that are sure to coordinate with what you like. It will also be helpful for you to talk with a salesperson about your project. Gather as much suggestions, tips and opinions as you can for the proper gloss level and the most suitable product for your paint job.
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