Rooms Might Require Different colours
Types Of Walls
Determining The Correct Finish When Painting Wood Surfaces
First, determine what kind of wood you have, to avoid getting too technical with your finish choice. This will help you keep things simple and avoid wasting money. For instance, if your wood is untreated, there’s no need to get water-based enamel paint because it will just wash away. Instead, choose a topcoat enamel designed for outdoor use and will not wash away easily. If your paint is water-based, you can use an oil-based finish without worrying about it fading.
If your wood is plastic or vinyl, choose oil-based paint. You’ll also want to choose oil-based paint if it’s fabric because most fabrics don’t take well to water-based finishes. Similarly, you can’t use latex paint on fabric unless it is oil-based.
Metal And Concrete Surfaces
If you’re painting over old concrete, steel, or stone with a paint that’s not oil-based, you’ll have to add a sealant to protect it. You can use something like Rustoleum Flo-Seal Coating, which you can buy at home improvement stores. Otherwise, choose a sealant with a wax base and apply it with a roller.
Metal surfaces are not always the same. If the metal is unpainted, you should consider getting oil-based paint to give it a solid, durable finish. If you’re painting over an existing finish, you have more freedom with your choice of paint, as long as it’s compatible with what’s already on there.
Painting Over Plastic And Vinyl
If you’re painting over a plastic or vinyl surface, oil-based paint is a great choice. Consider getting a clear gloss finish in order to make the most of your new paint job. If you’re painting over fabric, choose water-based paint if possible. Otherwise, latex paint is an option if your fabric only has a small amount of it in it, and you don’t mind the smell.
Having looked at the different ways that can be matched to surfaces, you might be wondering about how to go about the whole process of painting the house from start to finish. Many consumers, especially those new to home ownership, are not sure how to best handle painting a house.
The first step would be performing a thorough site inspection or hiring someone qualified to do so. You’ll want to consider the type of climate you live in and what surface you’re painting. Temperature and humidity will play a large part in how long it takes for your paint to dry. You should evaluate the surface you’re planning to paint. Checking for peeling paint or walls that need repair can help determine what type of paint will work best. If there is the threat of any extreme weather, either hot or cold, you’ll want to make sure that you’re not choosing a paint that will be affected.
Examine Your Colour Choices
Different types of paint are just as suitable for different surfaces. For instance, oil-based paints are great for plastic or vinyl. If you’re painting over fabric, then oil-based paint is the best choice. If you’re painting over wood that isn’t waterproof, then look into water-based paints because these won’t need a topcoat to prevent the wood from rotting. You’ll want to choose a coating that will be compatible with your existing finish and stick well to the surface. However, if you find this process too complicated, contact us at 0449 846 744 or visit us at www.surepaint.com.au and we will handle everything for you.