PAINT / PRODUCTS
areas are suitable for High gloss paint?
High gloss paint is suitable for the kitchen and bathroom walls
for example, because they offer good dirt resistance. Please note
that surface imperfections are more noticeable on high gloss surfaces.
areas are suitable for Semi-gloss paint?
Semi gloss paint, similar to high gloss paint, is recommended
for high traffic areas like hallways and children's room because
of it's exceptional stain resistance and easy cleaning. The gloss
level of such paints is usually a personal preference.
are the areas suitable for Eggshell paint?
Bathrooms, halls and playroom are the areas suitable for Eggshell
paints where less shiny appearance is desired. Such paint offers
good dirt shedding properties and are very durable.
areas are suitable for "flat" paint?
Matt/Flat paint is more suitable for low traffic areas and can
be used on walls and ceilings. It has an ability to hide plaster
imperfections and generally do not offer good stain resistance
and washability. However, there are matt products which do offer
good stain resistance eg Wash 'n Wear Matt.
paint should I use, a water-based paint or solvent -based paint?
The type of paint selected depends on the area of painting as
well as one's personal preference. Water-based products are generally
used on large areas e.g. exterior and interior walls whilst solvent-based
paints are usually used for trimmings and doors. There is an international
trend to move towards water-based paints. With new and developing
technology, water-based products are fast becoming well known
for their excellent durability. In order to select the right product,
one must know exactly what you want from your paint e.g. colour,
type of finish, durability, odour etc.
many coats are recommended for exterior painting?
It depends on whether you working on a new plaster or previously
painted plaster. New surfaces require a single coat of primer
and then followed by 2 coats of paint. Whereas the previously
painted surface with sound old paint, can be painted with a single
coat of good quality paint.