section of the web site will help you to :
Figure out your options on painting your exterior and
interior walls, ceilings, doors, windows and furniture.
to know the various types of paints, the quantities required,
their application procedure and how to calculate your
Know how to follow the right procedure to prepare surfaces
for painting - and get the best, most durable finish.
Learn how to identify, diagnose and fix problems or
anticipate and prevent surface defects.
Pick up the basics on decor, colour and surface protection.
In choosing paints and budgeting, remember :
Different surfaces require different kinds of paints
which have been developed specifically for that
Painting involves a system comprising at least two
components, a paint and a primer, and sometimes a third,
a thinner. To get the desired results, you must use the
recommended primer. With water-based paints, water is
the thinning agent. For solvent-based paints, you need
the recommended thinner.
Primers are available in both water and solvent based
Paints, primers, tools and accessories make up only
part (usually half) of your total painting costs; the
other part is cost of labour, which may vary from place
Armed with this knowledge you can confidently select a
painter, evaluate his knowledge, his estimate for the
job, and the suitability of his manpower.
Planning your painting schedule :
Survey all the areas to be painted with the painter,
evaluate and take stock of all the requirements. The key lies
in how you plan the disposal of your house space for painting.
The objective is to free enough space at a time to cycle surface
preparation, priming, painting and intervening drying time.
Painting during the rains and in very windy conditions is
to be avoided and remember to keep rooms well ventilated at
all stages of painting.
job is basically a 3-stage process, punctuated by drying time
after each stage :
Surface Preparation (which is different for new and
previously unpainted surfaces and previously painted surfaces)
Priming (this stage is mainly protective in nature
and critical for the enduring performance of paint systems)
Paint Application (the final stage when the finishing
coats are applied)
painting your home, there are basically 4 types of paints
on the following categories for further information.