Paint selection is so much important as COLOR SELECTION for a house which adds durability and appearance to your dream paint application. Everyone knows painting becomes a comprehensive job if somebody makes a superior selection of paint type, it's color and worthy price which is prime decision of every house painter. We at Aapkapainter give you a comprehensive guide on which paint to choose for a specific surface according to various factors i.e. type of surface, weather conditions.
Paint is a solution of pigment in water, oil or organic solvent which is used either for appearance or protection of a wall surface from moisture, termites etc. Paint finishes are useful to give a dashing look to a wall. According to the condition of wall different types of coats are needed on painted area of wall.
Water Based or Emulsion Paints: Emulsion Paints are water based paints which are considered better than oil based paints and these types of paints are easier to use. Such paints dry easier than other emulsion and oil based paints. Emulsion paints can be used on interiors, exteriors as well as wooden, metal, glass and concrete surfaces. Example include Asian Paints Tractor Emulsion, Apcolite Advanced Heavy Duty Emulsion, Ace Exterior Emulsion, Apex Ultima Protek, Tractor Emulsion Advanced, Dulux Weather Shied Max, Dulux Velvet Touch – Pearl Glo, Bison Acyrlic Emulsion, Rangoli Premium Acrylic Emulsion.
Properties of Emulsion Paints:
Emulsion paints can be applied either by roller or brushing techniques.
Emulsion paints are non-inflammable and less odorous that is why it is safer for our health.
Emulsion paints are humidity resident so can be used in kitchen and bathrooms easily.
These paints never crack, fade in sun light and has color stability for a long time.
Easy to wash with water and dries quickly.
Low level of toxic emissions and no need of surface pre treatment.
Oil Based Paints:
Oil based paints can be used on almost all kinds of surfaces and is well known for high durability and rich finish. But oil paints emit fumes than may overwhelm you.
Properties of Oil Paints:
It takes longer dry time i.e. 6-8 hours and hence these paints are quite better for crack fixes
It created an attractive gloss
More resistant to moisture and usually recoatable in 16 hours
Restricted available colors ranges
Less flexible and becomes harder so it is not good for exterior timber due to cracking
Not capable of retaining its initial sheen over time due to UV
Tends to yellow in absence of UV
Primer Paint: Paint Primer is a layer applied on a surface prior to the paint. Primer paint adds extra safety and seals the pores in permeable materials. If primers add properly then it will enhance the durability and appearance of applied paint.
Plastic Paint: This type of paint is water based wall paint. It’s based on acrylic and provides a smooth matte finish to the walls. It gives higher durability and is not applicable for exteriors, wood and iron surfaces. Examples: Plastic Glossy Emulsions Paint, Berger Plastic Emulsion Wall Paint