If you want to make your house look more stunning and attractive, you should paint and give it a new look. A house that has peeled, faded, cracked, flaked or chipped colors looks shabby and unattractive. Paint also increases the durability of the exterior and interior of the house, and protects it from rain, moisture, dirt, algae, insects and termites, chalking, and other damages. Painting your home can also help you avoid expensive repairs and damages.
However, there are several points you should remember before putting colors on your house because there is a wide variety of paint colors with different characteristics. Only some colors are ideal for exterior coatings while others can be use for furniture, cabinets, metals, rooms, and floors. Paint can be used to make a space look small or spacious, dark or bright, so you should definitely choose your colors wisely.
In general, there are two types of paint commonly used for home paintings: water-based Latex paint and oil-based Alkyds. Latex paints are easy to wash and use, dry fast, give less smell, are more flexible, and are elastic. These paints also have low VOCs level and provide high-end finish. Similarly, oil based paints are durable, easy to wash, and give a glossy finish.
There are also primers that prepare the surface for finish colors, in addition to hiding and blocking out peeling, flaking, stains, algae, and soot on the surface. Color selection is also significant for your home painting project because paint not only makes a house look beautiful, but it also affects the mood of a person. Theycan create an optical illusion and make a space or room appear smaller or larger than it really is. Dark paint colors can make a space appear dark, cozy, and small, but light colors can enhance a small space and make it look more open and brighter. Dark paints also highlight defects and scratches on the surfaces, but the same damages are less noticeable if painted with light colors.
In the same way, different colors also affect the emotion and behavior of a person. Warmer tones like yellow, orange, red, beige, and brown are ideal colors for drawing rooms because they help and promote conversation and can make one feel connected to the other person.
A fresh paint job also requires prep materials, accessories, and tools. You should also prepare the surface by patching holes, washing, and sanding. In addition, you must also give the surface primer coatings for best color finish. Primers can also hide and repair scratches, peeling and other damages on the surfaces.