How to choose right paint at right price for you

foremost important step to achieve desired and long lasting painting results is figuring out the right paint, suiting your needs and requirements.

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Planning to paint your homes? While painting homes, is quickest way to give your homes an amazing makeover, the hard part is choosing the right paint for your painting needs.

Whether you are doing interior painting or exterior painting, or a coat or two on metal or wood, primary and foremost important step to achieve desired and long lasting painting results is figuring out the right paint, suiting your needs and requirements. With so many ads and brands of paints out there, we understand choosing the right paint can be overwhelming. AapkaPainter has simplified the process of choosing the right paint and price for you.

Understanding Paint Types :

There are so many paint available in the market, how to identify which one is emulsion or distemper? Say Royale Luxury which category of paint it belongs to? To get to that, let us first understand what distempers and emulsions are.

Distempers

are lime based (Chuna) wall coating systems. Distempers have limited life and fades and peel off fast. Use of Distempers is reducing and wisely moving towards Emulsions, being polymeric substances which offer superior properties than Distempers and are value for money. So, if you are still considering distempers for your house, it is time you move to Emulsions.

Emulsions :

Emulsions are paints mainly used for interior walls and exterior surfaces of a building. These are often referred to as water based paints or plastic paints. Interior and Exterior Paints – Emulsions are available in variety of finishes, starting from basic matte finish to smooth silky finishes. As the plasticity of paints increase, smoothness also increases. Commonly plastic paints are also referred to as washable paints.

Key properties of emulsion paints are enhanced properties like mildew resistance, easy maintenance and availability in wide range of colours. One another important feature of emulsions is the ease of application and quicker drying time. Exterior Paints offer different set of properties, to withstand varying climatic conditions. Few important features to look for in best exterior paints are their resistance to heat and rainfall.

Price Range :

Cost of Interior Paints :

Interior emulsions or plastic paints prices range from about Rs 120 per litre to upto Rs 600 per litre. Popular cheap and best paint in the economy segment are Asian Paints Tractor Emulsion. One step above this on the price and property scale are Asian Paints Apcolite Premium Emulsion, Berger Easy Clean, Nerolac Beauty Gold, Nerolac Beauty Smooth. These paints range from about Rs 220 to 280 per litre. Washable Paints come with a premium in price. Asian Paints Royale Luxury, Asian paints Royale Shyne, Dulux Velvet Touch, Nerolac Impressions 24 Carat are the popular ones on the higher end, starting from Rs 450 – Rs 500 per litre.

To choose right interior paints at the right price, you need to start with requirements. Washable finishes are easy to maintain and are widely popular. Durability of these emulsions is also high of about 4 to 5 years. It is wise to invest in these washable emulsions or plastic paints, for interior painting of your house or office. On the other hand, if budget is a constraint or for rental purposes, matte finish paints like Tractor Emulsion are cheap and best paints for interior painting.

Cost of Exterior Paints :

Exterior Paints are available in the price range of Rs 150 per litre to about Rs 600 per litre.
Better properties of paints used for exterior painting that is outside of homes and buildings come with a premium in price.

While choosing exterior paints, climatic conditions of the place you are living in should be considered. Moderately hot and humid weather conditions can take in mid range segment of paints like Asian Paints Apex Emulsion, Nerolac Suraksha Plus. Mid range pricing is about Rs 200 to Rs 275 per litre.

But if your place is prone to heavy rainfall or extreme heat, it is always advisable to protect your homes by using advanced emulsions for exterior painting. Asian Paints Apex Ultima, Dulux Weathershield Powerflexx, Nerolac Excel Total are few good quality paints, meeting these requirements. Cost of these exterior paints range between Rs 350 to Rs 400 per litre.

For exteriors painting, we recommend to choose the right paint according to your place and its climatic conditions, however if price or budget is the only constraint, then you may consider using cheap and economical paints like Asian Paints Ace Emulsion. But these paints will not provide you best exterior painting results in the long run.

Well begun is half done! Selecting right paint, fulfilling functional requirements and your budget, is a task in itself. Now that we have understood paint types and their price ranges, it is important to now learn about the right interior painting and exterior painting process to be followed.