Paint, oh glorious paint! Paint is the most visually striking and appealing material you can purchase for your home. Paint is also affordable. Paint can solve many problems. Do you feel unhappy about your exterior? Paint.
Do you feel that your interior is closing in upon yourself? Paint.
Paint can give your home a new lease on life. What happens after you have chosen a color? What are the steps to choose the right paint for your project? What can you do to purchase it?
How to choose the right paint
It can be difficult to choose the right color. It can be overwhelming to choose from so many paint options. These are the important things to remember when choosing your paint.
Composition. Although there are many options for paint, most homeowners prefer latex or oil. Latex paint is easy to clean, but it can become a little soft once dried. It is not recommended to be used in high-traffic areas. Although oil can be more difficult and time-consuming to clean up, it can be used to cover any surface. It can also withstand years of abuse.
Shine. You decide how shiny you want your walls to look. Even though it might seem obvious to choose the most shiny paint, gloss paint can reveal a lot.
If your walls and other surfaces aren’t perfect, it could pose a problem. Although eggshell is a good way to hide many sins, it can be very difficult to clean.
Durability. Paint is paint. It's not even close. Paints can be as low as $20 per gallon, or as high as four times that. Paints come in different prices due to the differences between them. Durability is an important aspect in pricing.
Paints of low quality won't last long and will need to be repainted quickly. Premium paints will contain weather-resistant and UV-resistant chemicals to extend their lifespan.
Coats to Coverage. If the wall has been properly primed, most paints will tell you how many coats it takes to cover it. This information will help you choose how much paint to apply. One coat can be applied to a 50-gallon can of paint. This is usually cheaper than applying three coats.
How to properly do the Paint Math
When calculating your paint requirements, you should remember that there will be some loss. These calculations should not serve as an estimate. It is not science. Painting is an art form. The tools you use, and the way your walls look will determine how much paint you need.
Simply multiply the surface elevation by the length in feet to calculate how much paint you'll need. 200 square feet is required to paint a wall 10x20 ft in area. To determine the amount of paint that a bucket should cover and how many coats to apply, you can examine the paint. You can cover 250 feet with a lot of paint. This will be enough to cover your first coat.
Paint at least 2 coats. If you have more, you may need to paint more. It's better to go up than down. You'll almost always find areas in need of attention.
You'll have a better match if you do all your tinting together. Computerized paint mixing can feel a little off.