One house, many types of paint – find out what works where

One house, many types of paint – find out what works where

Every wall in your home has a special characteristic that requires a unique type of pain. That’s right, you can’t simply go to your local paint store and hope that one type of paint is going to work throughout your property. Each different kind of paint has been formulated to adapt to the needs of the environment, enhance the durability of that particular area and prolong its beauty.

 Here are some of the differences:

  1. Bathrooms and wet environments
    The constant moisture found in these environments has been taken into account when formulating waterproof paints that also prevent the detachment of the coating beneath the paint.

    Furthermore, humidity encourages the growth of fungi. It is common to find antifungal paints that minimise their proliferation. 

  2. Kitchens 
    In the heart of the home, you will not only find moisture but also the grease result from food preparation. For this purpose, the ideal type of paint would be plastic or latex. Sometimes synthetic enamel is also used because it is a lot more washable and it can withstand certain detergents and abrasives. Satin and gloss finishes allow for a lower adhesion of dirt and of course better cleaning. 

  3. Exteriors 
    All exterior paints need to be more resistant to weather and the elements, and they should never be replaced with interior paints.

    Other materials such as varnishes, tend to have ultraviolet filters for better preservation of wood that is exposed to sunlight.

  4. Children or elderly persons’ rooms
    It makes sense to use odorless paints in the areas of the house where people with intolerance to strong odors and respiratory problems tend to spend more time. Hypoallergenic paints are appropriate in such cases. Also, easy to clean paints are advised in areas where the little ones tend to let their creative juices flow unrestrained. 
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