Types and selection of the appropriate color
Before starting anything that has to do with the application of colors, the first step is of course the colors themselves!
There are different types depending on the point and the area for which they are intended, each with its own pros and cons. For interiors, the predominant colors are:
This is the most "state-of-the-art" category which, as the name suggests, has as its main advantage that it is friendly to the environment and people. They are odorless, non-toxic and hypoallergenic and are therefore an ideal choice for places where people with more sensitive bodies live such as the elderly, infants, children and pregnant women. But as one would expect, it is usually more expensive than the rest, but it is worth it.
The most common and timeless choice for interiors. They spread easily and usually offer quite a lot of coverage and homogeneity.
The by far the most common choice for wood and metal.
Due to their nature, they are intended for areas where the possibility of fungal growth is high. In house data, these spaces are the bathroom and the kitchen.
The most luxurious category which is characterized by a velvety appearance as well as great resistance to stains and washes. Therefore, it is used in places where appearance plays a bigger role, such as the living room and the bedrooms.
Just the opposite of the previous category, they have low durability and therefore are designed specifically for low-demand areas that rarely receive people such as warehouses, lofts and stairwells.
Whichever type of color you choose, the next step is to choose the amount.
In any case, you should consult your salesperson who will guide you as accurately as possible in its exact definition. But to make it easier for you, and for you to be generally prepared, you can do the following calculations yourself before going to the paint shop:
Calculate the area of each wall you want to paint by multiplying its length by its width. The number you will find is measured in square meters. For example, if your wall is 3.30 meters high x 5.50 meters wide, then we are talking about 18.15 square meters. Do the same for all the walls and add the sums.
Do the same for the doors and windows on the walls that are intended for painting. Subtract the sum of their areas from the number you found in the previous step and you have in your hands the final area of the surface to be painted.
Multiply it with the paint hands you will need. Usually it is 2, but your paint seller will understand you better. In case of transition from very light to very dark or vice versa, the third hand is considered safe.
Finally, divide it by the number of square meters per liter indicated on the color package that you will eventually use. The number you will find is the number of paint ransoms you will need.
Is it possible to paint only with paint? It can not be done! Knowing exactly what painting tools you need to get depending on the work you will do, you will be greatly facilitated and painting will become a toy!
Although you can find a ready-made painting set on the market, it is good to know the usefulness of each tool separately, so that you know if the set you are going to buy is complete or if you need to get something extra.
The standard equipment that you will need in practically every case, is the following:
Without it, there is simply no painting. It is your most basic tool, so make sure you find exactly what you need in your case to give your space exactly the look it has imagined.
You need a different roller for cement and a different roller for metal, there are special rollers for corners, they can be with a sponge or with synthetic fur depending on what finish you want to achieve, and of course, they come in different sizes.
Tray for color
Of course not any tray, but the special one with the sloping surface on one side to drain the roll. It helps even more if you use a drain grate to control even better the paint that remains on the roll.
Paint brushes in various sizes
Although most of the work will be done with the roller, the brushes are the ones that will help you in the details and where you need more controlled amounts of paint, such as around the frames.
Stirring blade for color
For whenever the paint needs to be mixed, either during dilution or later. You can also use a simple piece of wood.
Sponge, detergent and water
As much chores as it sounds, a wall should definitely be cleaned before