7 Things you should know for your painting tasks
Most of the people out there will agree with the fact that painting our house is a quick and also an easy way, to renew our place and of course our own psychology. It is a fast and economical way of renovating our house.
1. How to select the appropriate type of a color
The first step to take before starting anything that it has to do with the job of color application, is of course the colors by themselves.
There are many different types of colors, depending on the task and also the area for which they are intended for. Every one of them has its own pros and cons. For interior spaces, the predominant colors are:
This is one of the most “state-of-the-art” categories which, as it is suggested by the name, has a main advantage. This is the fact that it is friendly to the environment and also the people.
This type of colors are odorless. They also are non-toxic and hypoallergenic and therefore, they are an excellent ideal choice, for places that habitat by people with more sensitive bodies.
Categories of them maybe are the elderly, the infants and of course children and pregnant women. However, as you probably has expected they are usually more expensive than the rest, but believe Montclair Painting, they worth it.
This is the most common and timeless choice for interior painting. They tend to spread easily and usually, they offer us a lot of coverage and homogeneity.
Here, we are talking about the most common choice of color type, when we have to paint on wood and metal.
5. Fungicides colors
Due to their type, they are intended for spaces where the possibility of fungal growth is high. Talking about houses, these spaces are either the bathroom or the kitchen.
6. Satin color paints
This is the most luxurious category, which is characterized by a velvety appearance. Also, by its great resistance to stains and washes. So this is the right color category for places where they play a bigger role. This type of places usually are living room and also the bedrooms of homes.
7. Water colors
Here we are talking about the opposite of the previous category. These colors have low strength and therefore, the design of them is specifically for the low-demand areas. The one’s that rarely receive people, for example the warehouses, the lofts and stairwells.
When you choose the right color for your situation, use should take into consideration the things that we mention above. The best color for as is the one that is odorless and has high brightness. Also one with great coverage and an excellent performance.
Remember that a good color should combine the ease of application, with a very good clothesline and an excellent washing resistance. Also remember to check the area where you will apply the color. Different materials such as plaster, concrete, and wood needs different kind of colors.
Calculate the quantity that you will need
After choosing the type of color you want for painting, then you should choose the right amount of it. Despite the case, you should always consult your salesperson, the one who will guide you as accurately as possible in the amount that you should take for your application. But in order to make it easier for you generally to make you more prepared, there are some calculations you can do by yourself, before going to the paint shop:
You can calculate the area of every wall you want to paint by simply multiplying its length by its width. The number comes from this calculation is the amount of square meters that you will have to paint. For example, if the wall of your home is 3.30 meters high x 5.50 meters wide, then you will have to paint about 18.15 square meters. You can do the same for all the walls in every room of your residence and add the sums.
Also, you should do the same for the doors and windows on the walls that are intended for painting. Then, you can simply subtract the sum of their areas from the number you found in the previous step. Now, you have in your hands the final area of the surface that is going to be painted.
Another step maybe is to multiply it by the paint hands that it will need. These are usually 2, but your paint seller will always understand you better. If there is the case of the transition from a very light color to a very dark one or vice versa, the third hand is considered safer.
In the end of all these, you can divide the number of square meters per liter, indicated on the color package that you are going to eventually use. The total number you are going to find is the number of paint ransoms that you will need.
Choose the right equipment for your painting process
Is it not possible to paint only with the paint you buy? This is simply something that can’t be done! It will be greatly nice to know exactly what painting tools you will need to get depending on the type of work you will do. The painting in that case will become a toy!
You can always find a ready-made painting set on the market. But we believe that it is nice to know the exact usefulness of every tool separately. That way you will know if the set you are going to buy is complete or if there is a chance of needing something extra.
The standard equipment that you will need practically in every case, is the following that we present you:
A painting role
Without a painting role, there is simply no case of painting. It is the most basic tool you have, so make sure to find exactly what you need in your case. This will help you to give your space exactly the look you have imagined.
Remember that you will need a different roll for cement and different for metal. Also, there are special rollers for corners. Types that can have a sponge or ones with synthetic fur. They depends on what finish you want to achieve, and of course they come in different sizes.
A tray for color
Of course you should not use any tray, but just the special one with the sloping surface on one the side in order to drain the roll. It will help you more if you use a drain grate to control in an even better way the amount of paint that remains on the roll.
Paint brushes in various sizes and kinds
Most of the work will be done with the roller. But the brushes are the ones that is going to help you in the details. Also, in cases that you need more controlled amounts of paint, like the places around the frames.
A stirring blade for the color
For every case the paint needs to be mixed, either during the dilution or even later. You can simply use a piece of wood.
Sponge, detergent and water
It may sounds very chores but a wall should be always cleaned before the painting. Using a little dish detergent on a simple kitchen sponge along the fact rinsing only with water, it should do your job properly.
Ladder for the ceiling
Unlike the case that your space has a very low ceiling or you in a height of a basketball player, you will need it for the high spots of the ceiling.
Interior and exterior painting requires more or less the same steps and equipment. Contact us today to schedule your free estimate! Our trained estimators have years of experience and are able to provide you with an accurate price, estimation of materials and time required to complete the job up front. Our mission is to ensure your project is done right and to your satisfaction.