Painting Your House – Types of Paint

House painting could really be a daunting task, especially when you have to decide which paint to use from so many different types of paint. Sometimes you might want to use a paint which would complement your house decoration, but it is so much more important to focus on the types of paint to use for house painting.

Some paint types are much more efficient to be used outdoors or indoors, and some are best used based on the function of the room. For example, oil based paint is much durable compared to water based paint, and it is best used in places with harsh elements like exterior walls, or even the bathroom and the kitchen. Water based on the other hand is much easier to paint with, and does not require any drying or cleaning agent like oil based paint.

Some paints might be added with different chemicals to improve its durability and resistance as well as improving its hard wearing feature such as polyutherane, silthane and so much more. Here are some of the types of paint for your house painting.

Gloss Paint: It is totally up to you to use either oil based or water based, depending on the function of the room or if it is interior or exterior. There are 3 main types of gloss paint. Liquid gloss is extremely hard wearing and is resistant to dirt and gives a high gloss look. Satinwood is not as hard wearing as liquid gloss, but it is very durable, and gives a milder gloss. Eggshell is often used to paint home decoration elements like skirting or architrave.

Non Drip Paint: Also known as Thixotropic paint, this type of paint is most suitable to be used with exterior walls due to its weather resisting feature. As its name, this type of paint have a jelly like consistency which makes it easier to paint without drips, especially in places like small home decoration elements and corners.

Emulsion Paints: Emulsion paints are best used for interiors and ceilings for your house painting as it often has less odor, water based, easy to apply and dries up quite fast. Emulsion paints often come with finishing such as matte, vinyl, and eggshell, full gloss, satin and silk.

These three are the most commonly used types of paint used for house painting. Other types of house paints worth a mention are the likes of primer, undercoat, anti-condensation, radiator paint, fire-retardant, and bituminous paint.

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