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THE house painting it is a subject that raises many doubts, after all, people do not know for sure how to choose the paint, take advantage of the colors and work with decorative effects in the finish. However, some tips help to better understand the concepts to make a good residential painting.

House painting. (Photo: Disclosure)

What this article covers:

Types of paint for painting the house

See below for information on the main types of paints to paint the house­čçž­čçĚ

Acrylic: It is the best type of paint to paint the house, being suitable for both internal and external environments. There are three types of finish on the market: matte, semi-gloss and satin.

Latex: made water-based, ideal for indoor environments and does not need as much maintenance. It has no moisture resistance and the finish is just matte.

to whitewash: It is a cheap paint, which is why it is usually used to finish walls.

Enamel: it is not a water-soluble paint, that is, its formula is oil-based. It is not usually used to paint walls, but iron and wood surfaces.

Epoxy paint: it is a product that is very resistant to humidity, which is why it is used in painting bathrooms and even water tanks.

House painting: colors

Before choosing a color, know its meaning. (Photo: Disclosure)

Do you have questions about what paint color to choose for painting? So check out some tips:

White: It is a neutral, timeless color that expands spaces. It also optimizes lighting.

Green: represents growth, nature, development and health.

Blue: it is a calming and relaxing color, perfect for decorating rest areas.

Lilac: it stimulates spirituality, which is why it is highly recommended for places of prayer.

Orange: encourages creativity and communication.

Red: it is a color linked to success and relationships.

Yellow: it’s great for improving the potential of mental activities and opening up the appetite.

See too: Step by Step to Texture Walls

house painting simulator

Try paint colors through online simulators. (Photo: Disclosure)

On the internet, it is possible to find tools that facilitate the choice of the best colors to paint the external and internal walls. Suvinil, for example, provides an online simulator that allows testing colors on facades, living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms. And the most interesting thing: you can simulate the colors in a real image of the environment that will be painted. Coral also has a similar tool that lets you test catalog colors. Access:

­čçž­čçĚ Suvinyl Simulator

­čçž­čçĚ Coral Simulator

house painting techniques

Discover the step-by-step guide to making three house painting techniques­čçž­čçĚ

rustic texture

Linen effect texture

graffiti texture

House painting questions

Is there an order for painting the house?

Yup. First it is recommended to paint the ceiling and then the walls. Next come the doors, then the windows and finally the baseboards. Before starting the finishing work, the environment needs to be completely empty or with upholstered furniture.

Paint fell on the floor. What to do?

When painting the house, it is essential to protect the floor with newspaper. However, if the paint falls on the floor, it is recommended to use a stain remover product (vaseline) and a putty knife. If the stained material is glass, cleaning can be done with onions.

Before painting the wall, prepare the surface. (Photo: Disclosure)

How to prepare the surface to receive the paint?

The surface must be clean, dry and free of mold to receive the finish. It is worth noting that the paint cannot be applied to deteriorated wood.

Does the climate interfere with the result of painting?

Yup. It’s not good paint the walls or any surface when the temperature is below 10 degrees or above 35 degrees. On rainy days, painting work should also be avoided.

After checking all the tips for house paintingmake a beautiful and resistant finish for your residence.

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