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What You Need to Know about Painting Your Home


Painting house walls is a manageable task to do on your own. Even though it’s not as easy as it seems, you can find the joy in it. Moreover, you can cut the cost to paint a house. In this article, we will detail some of the tactics and strategies that are essential in painting projects for beginners


First, plan how you want your space to look like. Pick the most compatible colour with your design. Then prepare the tools, such as paint roller, paint roller extension pole, drop cloths, paintbrushes, paint tray, sandpaper, painter’s tape, rags, and putty knife.

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Type of Paint

When it comes to choosing the right paint for your home, there are many aspects to consider. I suggest you take a look at the differences between the different types of paint to see how they can be beneficial to your home. choose the paint that is compatible for the wall. Know that there are different types of paint with different purposes of use.


• Primer Paint

Priming your walls before painting is one of the most important things you can do to end up with a professional-looking paint job. If you choose to prime, get the primer as far up onto the wall as possible. This paint is applied before anything else to make sure the paint adhere to the surface, therefore helping the colour pops.


• Interior and Exterior House Paint

If you are considering painting your exterior or interior, it may be a good idea to look into what paint to use for the job. Exterior and interior paints differ because they have different qualities. Exterior paints have better protection and durability. They are also more resistant to dirt and insects. Interior paints are easier to clean and come in a wider variety of colors. Interior paints also have a longer shelf life. The best value for interior vs. exterior paint may be the exterior because, unlike interior paints, exterior paints are more durable. Look for the label on the paint tins. Pick interior or exterior house paints accordingly.


• Enamel Paint

Enamel paint is a paint based on a polymer that is applied to the surface of an item before it is painted. This process creates a layer of opaque color to protect the item and prevent tarnishing as well as provide a visual consistency. Enamel paints can be found in finishes. This paint is usually used for the trims of doors and windows.


• Latex Paint

Latex paint is an organic liquid paint that is made with the addition of a solvent. This solvent is usually water, alcohol, or a combination of both. The solvent is used to help disperse the color to the surface of the paint and keep it from drying on the surface before it dries. The solvent also acts as a preservative to prevent the paint from drying out. Latex paint is water-based paint. There is no latex in the compositions.


• Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint is water based-paints with acrylic binding agent. There are a few variations to this paint, such as acrylic latex, acrylic enamel, and acrylic latex enamel.


• Specialty House Paints

There are paints with special additions to overcome problems that often occurs. Most common ones are anti-mould or anti-mildew, anti-condensation, and fire retardants.


Cost to paint a house

How much does it cost to paint a house? The cost of painting a house depends on the area of the space, type of surface (roof, wall, dak, etc) and the type of paint that will be used. To find out the approximate cost of the project, the total square meter of the house should be multiplied by the average cost of square meter per kilogram of paint. Not only the paint, the cost rise due to priming, secondary coating, or other prep work done before the paint is applied. Therefore, you should list all of the expenses including prep work before the project starts and any additional work after painting is done to set budget.


Choosing the correct paint for your home may seem like a tedious process but it’s also important to not cheap out on your choice of paint. Especially if the primary objective is to protect your home from extreme weather that may cause leaks. In the long run, you're going to be leaking cash. Recklessly cutting down costs will force you to keep doing the steps we mention here over and over again. Not only time consuming, the damages caused by the leaks will destroy several furnitures and valuables. Paint your house cheap and you will regret it.


Calculating the amount of paint needed

to avoid waste and unnecessary expense. Know that paint is best used after being opened. Use this formula to determine how much paint you will need to paint your dak.


For primer & top coat (secondary coat after your primary coat)

Ratio 1:10 (1KG for 10m2 of surface)


For the primary coat / body coat

Ratio 1:1 (1KG for 1m2 of surface)


How to mix the paint properly

Before you start, the paint must be well mixed for best result. Use a low speed mixer (300 rpm). This is to minimize air bubbles formed in the paint.


Painting Tips

Anyone who has ever done house decor knows well that there's nothing worse than an improperly prepared wall before painting. This underestimated preparation step creates a huge mess to the look of the wall which makes it look unpresentable. So, I thought I'd share some tips for How to paint your house wall and to make the preparation of your walls as painless as possible.


  1. Prepare the wall before painting with a vacuum cleaner or a towel.

  2. Scrape any bumps or cracks on the wall with a paint scraper and clean any mold

  3. After applying primer, wait for it to dry thoroughly.

  4. Then lightly sand wall surface with ultimate fine sandpaper for a matt and even surface to paint on

  5. Make sure there is enough ventilation to avoid toxic fumes build up and for the paint to dry up faster.

Are you looking for "the one?" I'm not talking about your life companion, rather the perfect companion for your house that will always be there to protect beloved occupants against leaks for 15 years and more to come.

Leakfree, the only companion that's okay for you to step on without having an authority knock on your door.

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