If we go around any paint store or a general hardware store, we can be overwhelmed by a large number of paintings there. Each one has specific applications, and we have to choose according to the surface we want to paint (wood, metal, walls, plastics …) and the results and finishes we wish to obtain (brightness, texture, color …).
Among this extensive assortment, we will focus on the paintings we need at this time to paint the walls and ceilings of the house. At another time we will expand on explaining the qualities and the use of the rest. Another thing that we are going to deal with at another time much more extensively is going to be how to paint with colored paint, although the color is the same, the process and the result of the finish varies considerably.
Types Of Interior Paints
Plastic paint (water paint): It is the most common to paint interior and exterior walls. It is made with synthetic resins, and its solvent is water. This paint is odorless and quick dry, apart from being easily washed with water. The plastic color comes in different finishes and can be used in almost all types of walls, ceilings, and walls of houses. The plastic color can be found in two essential finishes: satin or matt.
Satin Plastic Paint: Satin paint is mainly defined by having a glossy and opaque finish, a feature that, when used, can give a unique touch to any wall. It dramatically improves the appearance of the walls with a very refined finish, generating a very pleasing aesthetic to the eye and the feel. It reflects light more than paint with a matte finish, which favors natural lighting.
Matt Plastic Paint: This paint is more comfortable to apply and better conceals irregularities in the walls. An excellent matte paint will resist the same as satin and will be equally washable, so it is the most recommended to paint in almost the entire house. We can paint kitchen or bathrooms with satin paint or special vinyl paint, which will better resist the vapors and humidity that are produced in them.
It is very possible that we have all painted at some time, a fact that does not guarantee that we would do it with a perfect finish, not even the finish we expected before we started. Painting well has its difficulties, and it takes a little skill, a lot of patience and proper planning, something that can help us. I, based on the experience, I will give you some notions, tips or tricks that surely can help you to do a good job, and if not, will help you choose a competent professional who will perform well the task you ask.
Let’s point out one thing, if you are thinking about painting the walls, we encourage you to move forward, but if you thought about varnishing, lacquering or applying certain special paints unless you have some proven experience, you better call some right professionals for the job.
To all those who have taken the step forward and have decided to paint, I congratulate you, because first of all, you are going to save a good pinch in labor, which is very good for the home economy. You will get great satisfaction in having done it yourself. You can also schedule work to do it in your free time, little by little, but without stopping, that your family does not end up hating your feat as a painter. With a bit of patience, dedication and enjoying the work, you can achieve a professional result.