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Difference between Eggshell Paint and Flat Paint

You have several choices of paint when you are planning to decorate a room in your house such as flat, satin, semi-gloss, high gloss, and eggshell. Both flat and eggshell finishes have a very low sheen as compared to gloss paints, but each has own set of advantages over the other.
Wondering what the difference is? In today’s blog post, our experts will help you guide through these two high-in-vogue options.

• Flat Paint

Flat paint is highly effective to disguise or hide tiny wall blemishes or bumps. Flat paint does not reflect light and because of its very matte finish, it is able to camouflage any surface imperfections, such as dents, nail holes, or patches in the wall that might otherwise show up with a reflective satin or eggshell paint. Flat paint absorbs stains and splashes easily.

As ceilings usually have the most imperfections and blemishes to hide, it is recommended using flat paint on large areas like ceilings. The major disadvantage is that flat paint is not recommended for surfaces intended to be washable.

Flat paint is only intended for interior use and not at all suitable for the exterior of your home. The compound of flat paint does not have reflection and can’t withstand any weather conditions, especially during extreme heat and rain.

• Eggshell Paint

Eggshell paints are very durable and create an excellent easy-to-clean surface for common rooms like the living room or bedroom. Unlike flat paints, eggshell paints have a slight sheen and a more reflective quality.

Even though the flat paint is easy to maintain but it is very delicate and cannot be scrubbed hard too often. This makes it less durable. Even after you have painted a fresh coat of flat paint in your home, it can end up looking rough and scuffed if scraped by furniture or something as simple as a purse buckle. Therefore, think carefully about where flat paint will work best if you are thinking of repainting any interior areas of your house.

Eggshell paint is hard-wearing and difficult to damage. Eggshell builds a very durable protective coating after drying. But despite all these advantages eggshell is not suitable for every room in your house. Be sure that your paint will be able to stand up to the constant contact if you are preparing to use it in an area where there is heavy traffic.

Eggshell paints are highly resistant to damage from weather conditions and can be bought for exterior areas. It can last a long time which makes it an excellent choice for use on front doors or windows. It is very easy to maintain and easy to clean.

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Painting Over Ceramic Tile

Ceramic is one of the hardest to paint surfaces known to man. The surface is simply too slippery for the paint to adhere to the slick, shiny surface of tile properly. You can paint your tile and create a durable surface with a little bit of extra preparation that is much more visually appealing than the outdated look you may currently have.

Preparation

Ceramic tile still has to be properly prepped regardless of what type of paint you use in order to take the paint. First, repair any chips or other imperfections on the surface of the tile. Then clean the tile vigorously with a commercial tile cleaner using a clean, wet cloth to remove any residue, debris, or dust to avoid interfere with your paint job. Use a cleaner that is mildly abrasive to not only remove all of the buildups from the tile but also to break down the shiny surface. Then use a sandpaper to sand the tile to take the slippery shine off.

These steps may take some time but it is important that you do not rush through it. The time depends on how many tiles need repair and how easily the gloss sands down.

Alkyd Paint

You can find this paint easily in your local hardware store. This will only stick once you have sanded off that high gloss finish ceramic tiles have, just like all other types of paint that could work. Use a damp cloth between coats of alkyd paint and also allow the coats to properly stick.

Oil-based Paint

Even though oil-based paint repels so many other types of paint but it sticks wonderfully to ceramic tile. If you require a paint that is hard-wearing then latex-based paint is not the answer when painting ceramic tile. Latex-based paint will chip with the slightest impact because it dries with a raised and soft effect.

You can easily apply multiple coats using oil-based paint, just give the paint some time to dry between coats so you do not compromise the finished product.

There are only two types of paint that can stand the incredible resilience of the ceramic tiles’ slippery shine. Oil-based paint is the best choice for tiles that get wet, such as those in bathrooms or in kitchens while alkyd paint is better for dry tiles.

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Difference between Oil Paint & Latex Paint

You are probably aware of the fact that there are two different kinds of paint even if you have only a passing familiarity with paint. These two kinds are oil-based paint and water-based paint, also known as latex or acrylic-based paint. Now if you are wondering how to decide between latex vs. oil paint exterior for your home then keep reading.

History of Oil vs. Latex Paint

Oil-based paints were popular for home painting for many years especially from the 1920s to the 1960s. Oil-based paint leveled beautifully and was highly durable, covered in fewer coats and was considered a miraculous innovation in those years. Whereas the latex-based paints arrived after World War II and they quickly began gaining popularity because they were more environment and user friendly.
Latex-based paint is now simply the leading choice when it comes to painting because manufacturers of oil-based paints did little to improve their eco-friendliness. Oil paints are responsible for massive amounts of pollution. In fact, in many countries oil paints have been outlawed. Although there are still some primers which are oil-based without a latex alternative. In addition, oil-based paints to do not meet the low VOC requirements for residential paints. VOCs are volatile organic compounds which are found in many chemical formulations, especially paint, and which can be harmful to human beings and to nature.

Advantages of Oil-Based Paint vs. Water-Based Paint

Oil based paints naturally had a lot going for them. As mentioned above, oil paints are great at adhering to surfaces with harder finishes and, better leveling. They tend to have a more natural look as compared to some latex-based paints as well.
However, water-based paints compensate for these in many ways. The most important advantage of latex over oil paint is they last longer. You will notice less color fade with latex paints. Another advantage is acrylic-based paints are mildew-resistant. Latex paints are much better for you and your surroundings because they have low levels of VOCs. They emit less harmful fumes and cause less overall damage to the environment.
There are methods to make latex-based paints similar to oil-based paints in other areas like adhesion-friendly primers and sandpapering surfaces before painting to improve adhesion. Latex paints manufacturers are continuously improving in terms of hardness. Oil-based paints may be phased out altogether as environmental regulations get stricter.

 The Best Latex-Based Paint for Your Home

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When is the Right Time to Paint Your Home?

There are a couple of factors that can help you determine if it’s the right time to paint your home. Often people think that all kinds of paints at least have the durability to last a couple of years on your walls in good condition. In reality, there are a couple of things to take into account when deciding whether it is the right time to paint your home or not.

Below are some of the main factors that should be taken into account:

Paint Busy Areas More Regularly

There are some areas in the house where the paint dirties up rather more quickly than compared to other areas in the house. For example, the kitchen area or the corridor or walls along the stairways are such areas that require regular re-painting. This is because of the regular wearing off of the paint in such areas.

The walls in such areas are often stained, covered with fingerprints or might have dents because something was knocked into it. It is imperative to know that painting these areas regularly; even if you just give minor touch-ups can prolong the time required between complete repainting.

In a similar way, children’s bedrooms are more prone to requiring touch-ups and single coat repaints to keep the paint in better condition, while adults bedroom don’t have to be repainted that often.

That being said, busier areas are usually painted every 2 years or so. Washable paint will help in increasing durability of the paint too.

Some Rooms Demand Less Frequent Painting

Rooms like the drawing room, dining room, main lounge and other rooms with furniture are the areas that require less often to be repainted. Even though these areas are busy with people coming and going all the time, the walls are not touched as often. Part of the reason is that these rooms are mostly occupied by adults or at the time when certain activities are to be done, like eating, watching TV or resting on the couch.

Areas that are covered with furniture also create a gap between people in that room and the walls, because they’re usually lined up against them. Other areas like an adult’s bedroom and attic doesn’t require paint jobs for a couple of years time. On average, most customers we have worked for tend to wait at least 5 years before getting a complete paint job for such rooms and areas.

With a good paint job done by professionals and using high-quality paints (using washable where required) can also prolong your paint’s life in the long run. For quality painting in Sydney, call 0403 360 662


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How to make your Paint last longer?

1. Fix indoor moisture problems

Start by repairing roof leaks and soggy basements and make sure the vents of kitchen and bath are to the outside. Moisture can enter a home as a liquid, but it leaves in a vapour form that lifts exterior paint along with it when it exits the wall outside poorly vented rooms.

2. Repair damaged surfaces

If your wood is affected by rot or insects or gouged by careless ladder placement, do not paint over it. Replace the damaged wood or repair it before painting. Throw out any rusty fasteners. Rusted blister transfers the oxides to the paint, staining it if water runs over.

3. Clean siding and trim

Paint won’t stick to a dirty surface, therefore, you have got to remove dirt, mildew, cobwebs and greasy gunk first. Proceed the cleaning in two stages.

First, apply a mildew-killing solution using a garden spray, bleach and water. Next, using siding cleaner which is sold at paint stores and home centres, remove weathered paint and greasy dirt. You can then go for either power wash or hand scrubbing using a garden hose and nozzle. Rinse thoroughly and gently to remove cleaner residue so this residue does not loosen paint applied over it.

4. Scrape and sand

Remove the old damaged paint using a sandpaper to feather the rough edges left behind. If you re-apply over the previously damaged paint, the sharp edges will create thin, weak areas in the new paint. Brush away any dust created during scraping and rinse the siding and trim gently.

5. Prime if necessary

Primer is to the topcoat what the foundation is to your makeup. Areas scraped to bare wood and spots that have hairline cracks but are otherwise sound need a layer of primer. If the house needed extensive scraping then prime the entire house.

6. Apply paint correctly

Apply the paint at the right thickness of about 4 to 5 mils (0.004 to 0.005 in.) when wet. The thickness of the paint should be as thick as a sheet of copier paper. The dried paint will be weak if the layer is too thin. The paint will sag and crack if the layer is too thick.

There is a device called a wet-film thickness gauge by which you can measure the paint’s wet thickness. Only pros use these gauges, to be honest, and often it is used just to check that their helpers are not spreading the paint too thin or thick.

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Easy Tips for Choosing Your Exterior Paint Palette

1. Plan around the elements that are hardest to change.

Surfaces such as roof shingles or tiles, stonework, pathways and driveways will remain in place unless you are doing a complete renovation.

Look for undertones between the colours that might form your exterior colour palette and see if they are a warm tone (beige, khaki, brown and rust) or cool tone (grey, blue and black). Go for the colours that will go with the undertone in a harmonious way.

2. Consider your home’s architectural style and era.

There are several paint manufacturers that offer collections of historically accurate colours, which are an excellent springboard for your palette. You can also consult a professional designer who specialises in this area. You are not bound to adhere strictly to historical guidelines unless codes for your home and neighbourhood specify otherwise, but for the most pleasing effect, it is advisable to not stray too far from them. This is applicable for Commercial and Industrial Painting as well.

3. Think about the visual effect you want.

You might choose a slightly lighter or brighter colour so that it stands out from a cluster of large, towering trees or to the street and surrounding landscape.

4. Never rely on paint chips alone.

Exterior shades can vary significantly from the way they appear on the chip. To save you from an awkwardly painted exterior buy a quart of paint and test it on an inconspicuous area of your home. Examine it at different times of day and under different weather conditions, if possible.

5. Choose 3 or more different paint shades.

An exterior scheme has three major parts essentially:
a) Field colour that dominates
b) Accent colour that brings doors, shutters and other smaller areas to life
c) Trim colour which is used for windows and door casings, roof edging, railings and other trim work.

Though ideally, the trim colour should contrast with the field colour. If you are going for a dark main hue then consider classic white trim or another pale shade.

Similarly, a light field colour looks stunning with a darker trim. Just like how your eyeliner produces a crisp and dramatic effect. You are free to go bold with accent colours but obviously, do not overboard it. A door painted bright blue or lemon green can add just the right hit of punch but if you extend the same shade to the shutters and gables … it will look crap.

If you are still confused and looking for inspiration then Pro painters Sydney offers preselected colour palettes that eliminate the guesswork out of coordinating an exterior scheme. Our professional architect or a colour consultant can help you come up with a combination according to your desires that’s unusual but still attractive.


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Choosing the Right Colours for Painting Home Interior

If you are looking for the best colours for your interior, you have to take note of the different areas, spaces, and rooms you are going to paint and their different functionalities. The choice of colour for an interior is more of a personal preference but still there are a number of standardised factors that you can consider before making your final decision.

Think of the kind of ambience you want to create when choosing the colours, while you consider the following factors:

The purpose and function of the room

When choosing the colours to use in each room, the purpose or function of a room plays a big role. The colour you would choose for the kitchen, for instance, is different from the one to be used in your bedroom.

Bedrooms and living rooms require warm and bright colours to bring out comfort, relaxation and cosiness feeling. However, cool shades of colours are suitable for office interiors to create a sober environment to work and concentrate in.

Room Orientation

You should consider from which direction the painting is exposed to sunlight and how much natural and artificial light is present, when choosing colors for your interior.

  • North – Rooms that face north receive less light throughout the day, producing a cooler effect. Therefore, consider using warm colors to brighten up the room to bring out a warm effect.
  • South – South facing rooms usually receive more light throughout the day and they are the brightest and well-lit places in a house, so cooler colors are considered to counteract the brightness and sharpness of the natural light.
  • East – East facing room receive the most light in the morning hours which make it appear yellow and bright. If such a room is mostly used in the evening or late in the afternoon then warmer colors should be considered, to brighten the room in the absence of natural light which fades away with time.
  • West – Rooms facing the west benefit from the bright rays of the sun from where the sun sets. These rooms look dull in the morning and bright in the evening. One should consider choosing cool colors so as to tone down the warmth and brightness of the sun.

Room Size

Small rooms should be painted with warm and bright colours to make them appear big, spacious and well conditioned. For large rooms, it is suitable to choose cool and dark colors since they make the room appear smaller and cosier.

Room Lighting                                                                                               

Avoid reflections and use cool and dull colours, if the room or space is sufficiently illuminated with natural lighting. If the room is artificially lit, consider the different types of light sources since different type of lighting present the appearance of colours differently. A room with dark wooden floors blends well with warm or neutral tones and a room with light coloured flooring goes well with contrasting colours on the interior wall.

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How To Choose Your Paint Colour?

Having a room or your entire house painted completely transforms the space. It can freshen up a room and give it an entirely different look. However, with so many colours available, it can be tricky picking the right one. Pro Painters will provide a quality finish whether you require painting inside or outside. Here’s how to choose your Paint Colour in Sydney.

 Opt for a Paint Colour that Compliments Your Home

 Work with light that enters your room. If there is plenty of natural light, then you can be bold and experiment with darker colours. If the zone is dark, then you will need to choose colours to have a brightening effect. Many make the mistake of thinking white is the solution. However, if there is a lack of natural light white walls can cause the room to seem even duller.

Picture what it will look like in your home. If you take a paint chip home, you won’t give you the full effect. Purchase a tester and try it out on the wall to get an idea of what look it’s going to achieve. Don’t rush in and get the whole house painted and see what it looks like over a couple of days. If there is a bright Paint Colour that you love, take into consideration the space that you are decorating. If it’s a small area, it can make it feel overcrowded. Instead, introduce pops of colour through room accents such as cushions or throws.

 Use Existing Elements to Help Determine Your Ideal Paint Colour

 Don’t focus too much on staying on trend. There are some great colours; however, choose one that you are happy to stick with for the next few years. Explore apps or computer programs that allow you to upload photos of your room and apply different colours to help you decide.

Take along fabric samples from the room and see which colours work well. If you are unprepared, you may remember colours differently. However, don’t feel you have to match up with your furniture. If you are looking at using the same Paint Colour as other items, opt for a shade darker or lighter to compliment the room.

When it comes to choosing a Paint Colour, there are a few things to consider. Picture how it will work with the natural light by painting a test area and using technology to give you an indication. Avoid trends and try something that you will love for years to come. Ensure the Paint Colour compliments existing items and take along swatches. For assistance choosing your paints as well as professional application, contact Pro Painters in Sydney.

 


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Benefits of working with professional painters in Sydney

Whether painting your home, commercial building or industrial building, it is always important to work with the professionals. Painting is no easy job and needs a lot of expertise as well as skill to do it well. Professional painters may not be easy to come by, but regardless it is always advisable to work with professionals. There are a number of benefits associated with working with professional Painters in Sydney and these include:

Quality Service

The quality of service offered by a professional painter cannot be compared with amateur paint jobs as there is no comparison. Companies like Pro Painters Sydney has highly trained professional painters who are very good at what they do. Our painters have all the necessary expertise and skills required to always do an excellent job. Unlike some other jobs, the quality of painting results in the quality of the job. Thus, the results of our work are out there on the numerous contract projects that we have completed in Sydney. In all instances, our customers are always fully satisfied and happy with our work.

Best Price Guarantee

It is very easy to pay more for poor quality work. However, this is not the case when working with professionals. Professional painters such as those at Pro Painters Sydney ensure that you get value for money. This way, we can guarantee the best prices in Sydney with no compromise on quality. We always have the interests of our customers at heart, and we always do everything to satisfy them.

Speedy Response

Working with professional painters means professional services with minimal inconveniences. One of the most important pillars of convenient services is speedy responses. A professional painter or a professional painting company should be able to respond to customer queries in the shortest time possible. This is why, here at Pro Painters Sydney, we always respond instantly to our customers. We are always there to serve you and ensure that you get the best of what you want.

Painting is a job that should be taken seriously and done well. Pro Painters Sydney is a professional painting company that will serve you just as you would want. We have been in this industry for decades painting Commercial Buildings, Homes, and Industrial Buildings. Get in touch with us today, and we guarantee the best services in the industry.


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How to Choose the Perfect Painting for Your House in Sydney?

  • Are you building a new house?
  • Do you have an idea on what kind of colour theme you will paint on your house?

Choosing the perfect painting for your new home can be challenging. Buying or building a new home is everyone’s dream. If you are the proud owner, you must be thinking of what kind of colours you should paint to portray the perfect look.
Many people opt for a monocoloured concept for the entire residence. Some prefer assortment of colours, vibrant and classy, for the different rooms. And then, there are those who prefer motifs on the walls or wallpapers.

  • Are you renovating your old house?
  • Are you seeking for a dramatic transformation of your residence?

If you are looking for a total renovation of your existing residence, you can easily think of recolouring the entire property. Having new sets of paints on the walls will dramatically change the complete look and make your antiquated house look fresh.

Why Opting for Painting?

Painting is the ultimate solution if you want to protect the interior and exterior of your property. Painting walls add layers of protection from the UV rays, the storms, rain, hail or wind. For that you must select the best quality paints and some very professional Painters in Sydney.
There are various types of colourings. You can select:
Distemper
Plain whitewash
Matte paint
Semi-gloss
Gloss
Matte enamel
Water-based paints.

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Water-based paints are the most popular nowadays. It is easy to swipe clean with water and are the perfect wall protection if you have children in the house. Different colours on the wall provide different textures and looks. For instance, plain whitewash is just layers of white paints washed over the walls. They won’t add shine or any kinds of textures. Semi-gloss and gloss, on the contrary, provide glossy effects on the wall, making it look very elegant and classy.
More or less, all the paints you select are durable, if you choose a genuine brand and professional painters.

Knowing the Perfect Colour

Before deciding on what kind of colours to opt for, think of some facts. If you have children, ensure the walls are painted in easily washable colours. If you have teenagers, allow them to select their own preferred colours for their room. You can add bright, colourful wallpapers every here and there to add that extra effect.
Whatever you do, it is advisable to consult with a professional Painters in Sydney first. They will be able to assist you in every step you take. Make your home reflect your personality.


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