How to quickly upgrade the exteriors of the home

The first impression is the last impression and in the case of home, it means its exteriors. Even if the perfect shades of wall paints and other factors do not create the last impression just by looking at the exteriors, it definitely creates an impression about what to expect inside, right? So what is the impression are you trying to portray with its exteriors, be it in terms of wall colors or style in Nepal? For the right impression in a quick and easy way, follow these tips.

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  1. Paint the front door

Everyone gets in from the front door and if its paint is chipped or faded, it looks like the whole house is uncared. So, a fresh coat of paint can brighten up its appearance giving a warm welcome to the eyes of visitors.

  1. Paint the trim and shutters

With a fresh coat of paint on trim and shutters, it is possible to not just add style to it but protect it against all types of weather as well.

  1. Refresh the railing’s look

Even if you really manage to keep the overall paint of the house fresh, if the paint on your iron railing is chipping, it is going to make your house look ill-maintained. So, take time to sand and repaint it for polished, inviting, and well-managed look.

  1. Install new number plates

If your house number plates are faded or rusty already, it is time to replace them, not just to improve the look of your house but to make it easier for people to find you as well.

  1. Install new lights

If light fixtures of your home are outdated, consider replacing it with an attractive one. Consult an electrician if the wirings are tricky and if they are not, you can do it yourself easily.

These are not so hard to get done painting and fixing projects. All you need to do is give it some time to give a quick upgrade to the walls and overall look of your home in Nepal.

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Why to get rid of old boring wall paints

If you are tired after looking at the same old monotonous wall colors for years, it is time to change it into interesting shades which not just soothes eyes but refreshes mind as well. Bonus point: it adds extra beauty to your walls in an inexpensive way but that is not it. Other reasons why to paint useful for homes in Nepal are mentioned below.

  1. To increase the value of the property

 Beautified fresh walls no doubt enhance the real estate value of your home making it look attractive to buyers.

  1. To protect walls from the extreme weather

Wallpaints protect the exteriors from all types of weather, be it rain, sun, or wind. A coat of high quality paints is also effective to save walls from the atmospheric pollution which is getting extreme in Nepal.

  1. To improve the functional characteristics of the home

The right use of paint can change the environment of home as well as the temperature of it. Simply apply white paint which contains IR reflective pigment to cool your roof. Pigments and additives in it also work on improving the aesthetic and functional properties of it.

  1. To prevent before it needs cure

Protecting walls from weeds is essential as it can cost too much money if it manages to deepen its roots on the surface. Refreshing the paint prevents molds and mildews as well as dirt from settling on the surface.

  1. To protect from the environment

Using environment-friendly paint protects your abode from the adverse effect of global warming and climate change.

  1. To make it waterproof

A coat of waterproof paint can ensure you that your home is now resistant to wear and tear. The latex paint available in the market assures extension of not just the life of the paint but of your walls as well.

What not to do while painting

We keep seeing lists of what to do during painting the walls and other surfaces but there are things you should avoid for a better outcome as one mistake can make the effort of the painter you fail in Nepal and 8 of them are mentioned below.

  1. Rushing

Take it slow if you want to paint like a professional. Commence it during your free time to remove the pressure to finish within a certain time limit.

  1. Mixing up paints

Make sure to not mix up all the paints with thinner or any other liquid at once. Mix just as much as you need as the diluted paint is not storable for long and undiluted paint is storable and reusable for up to three years.

  1. Out of order

Painting without following the order of starting from the ceiling, walls, doors, woodwork, and ending on the floor can make your painting project messy. Paint in this order.

  1. Skipping surface preparation

Do not forget surface preparation before any painting job. Sand the walls and wipe it off properly with a clean cloth.

  1. Wrong composition of paint and primer

Opt for same types of paints and primers if you want your painting work to last. If you are using water-based paint, then go with water-based primer and vice versa, not the oil-based paint or anything else.

  1. Painting over things

Remove all the old wallpapers by not even leaving a little residue however you can to make wall paints long lasting. Use steamer or paper removing solution or sand and scrape it and then wipe it off with clean cloth. If needed, prime your walls with compatible primer in Nepal.

  1. No Ventilation

While painting, ventilation is essential to let the paint smell out so, make sure you are not painting with all the doors and windows closed and prevent yourself from getting a headache and nausea.

  1. Drying time

Do not expect the paints to dry up quick. Give it at least 24 hours and some more time to hang everything back to its old place.

Before you set the remaining paint aside, clean up its rim or it may get stuck the next time you try to open it. To avoid the mess and store the paint efficiently, place a paper towel just before closing the lid tightly and also to be able to get the same shades as when the paint is new in Nepal because it can change if not stored properly.

3 steps to prevent rust with paints

When metals are exposed to the natural elements, rusting occurs so you need to take preventive measures to protect them and it is essential to take measure not just for its look but to maintain the quality of metal as well which is possible by painting them with high quality paints. Rust can occur as soon as the surface gets in touch with rain, snow, dew, and even just humidity. So, be it to get rid of it or to prevent it from happening in Nepal, a thorough, rigorous and systematic surface preparation is a must.

Get started with these steps.

  1. Clean up all the loose rust and peeling paint using a chisel-style scraper and then wire brush to dust off the residue. If the surface is big, use disk sanders or electric drill and attach wire brush on it for effective results. Make sure to take safety measures using heavy gloves, goggles, and a dust mask while working.
  2. After cleaning up the surface, dust it off with a soft bristle brush and scrub it with detergent and water and rinse with clean water.
  3. Prime it off immediately after finishing cleaning up to prevent rust from forming again. If you leave it for more than a day or two, you might end up having to do it all over again. Apply two coats of it and then two coats of paint for better results. If the painting area is large, apply both paint and primers with a brush.

While painting iron, go with Asian metal primer red oxide with corrosion inhibiting pigments by Asian paints Nepal based on synthetic resins for a better corrosion resistance as it is better to go with best paints which lasts longer without cracking and fading rather than cheaper paints available in Nepal and regretting it later.

Royale range of Asian Paints Nepal

Exotic shades of hues enhance the style of home better than any other decorative items. If you put up furniture or artistic painting after freshening up the wall color, it even doubles the beauty of it. That is the power of paint: making people fall in love with the walls and giving a feel of the home creating an ambient space. You have to make a right choice, however, to get the most of the color you choose for your home and Asian Paints Nepal makes it easier for you, providing wide ranges of product to choose from.

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Narrowing down to one range of product out of many to make it easier for you to choose, you can find out about Asian Paints Royale here. It is one of the popular and desired ranges of products by the people for creating outstanding texture on walls in which you can pick one to make your wish of dreamy walls come true. In this range, Royal Aspira is determined to make your aspiration of dreamy home come true while Royal Play can give a gorgeous look inducing playful environment at your home.

That is not it; there is Royale Enamel to give your house a feeling of royal elegance and leave a classy touch. Also, you can choose Royale Glitter for giving glittery metallic finishes to your abode and add brightness to the environment. And, Royale Base is for making the base stain proof as well as easy to clean.

We all, as an individual, have our own preferences. So to enable its customer to choose the exact shades we want, Asian Paints has a catalog with all types of shades – from lighter to darker as well as metallic shades to add spices to your taste from where you choose the exact hue.

If you are wondering if it is going to be out of your painting budget, do not worry. It has got you covered with its cheap yet high quality paints to make your dream of a beautiful home come true in Nepal.

Three must-have painting tools for beginners

If you are planning to start off with your first DIY project of beautifying your walls with beautiful shades, do not panic with all the tasks you need to get done. It definitely requires a lot of preparation while starting off a painting project, so to ease the process, begin with the list of proper tools with which you can complete the task with little to no stress in Nepal. Read on to find out about three of the essential tools needed to make your painting project a success.Shades Nepal

 

Drop cloth or tarpaulin

The first thing you need to put in “to buy” list is drop cloth or tarpaulin to cover areas you do not want the paint to stain. You would never know when paint might spill and cleaning it up later can turn out to be the tough task for later. So, while painting, ensure the floors are well covered so that you can just fold up the tarp or drop cloth put it away without any mess.

Painter’s Tape

If you want to get clean straight lines like a professional painter while painting the edges and corners of walls, get a painter tape from your nearest paint dealer. It is the most underrated accessories of a painter in Nepal which gives a professional result without any fear of messing up the lines.

Different types of Brushes

If you are quite unsure about the types of brushes you would need for your paint job, purchase a variety pack containing brushes of different shapes and sizes. It would be annoying if you find out the type of brush you need is missing while you are painting. Be ready with your weapons to overcome all the difficulties of DIY with confidence and readiness.

These three materials are just among the other materials you need to carry out your painting project. You can research the rest according to your needs and choices. Make sure you are fully prepared before commencing it.

Fix your simple paint problems yourself

While painting the walls without the help of a professional painter, you may face a lot of paint problems like drips, brush marks, and stains here and there but it should not discourage you from doing it yourself. Here are the ways to fix the most common painting mistakes in Nepal.

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  1. Paint drips

First of all, if possible, prevent drips by not overloading your paintbrush and if you end up with it anyway:

  • Scrape it with a scraper
  • Sand the area until smooth
  • Repaint the surface

  1. Brush marks

Brush marks are mostly caused by either overloaded paintbrush or lack of right painting skill on wooden finishes. To get rid of them,

  • Sand the surface
  • Repaint it.

  1. Stained wall

If there are stains on the walls mostly caused by improper priming job, take an immediate action.

  • Clean the area properly first with trisodium phosphate (TSP) and leave it to dry.
  • Apply an oil-based undercoat over the affected areas
  • Let it dry before you repaint.

  1. Flaking paint

When the walls come in contact with moisture and start seeping in it, flaking paint happens. It is also possible when you paint on the damp surface. To fix it,

  • Scrape away the flaking paint using a paint scraper or wire brush
  • Sand the area with coarse sandpaper first and fine sandpaper later
  • Focus especially on smoothening the edges between painted and sanding areas as the new paint layer can highlight that area.
  • Finally, prime and repaint.

  1. Mold and mildews

Mold and mildews often appear in the room with high moisture levels such as bathroom and kitchen. Before you start working on it, make sure to take safety precautions such as wearing eye-wear, proper clothing and gloves as both the mildew and the chemicals you are using can cause an adverse effect on human body. Now,

  • Wash the surface with TSP, bleach, water and firm brush from bottom to top to avoid staining the surface. Read the label of chemicals for safety precautions and do not use it on finished wood and metal as it can damage it.
  • Let it dry for two days, then apply primer with mildew protection.
  • Repaint with double coats of best paints as top quality paints found in Nepal prevent the mildew from regrowing.