Prep tips for exterior wooden deck

In overtime, the condition of the wooden deck deteriorates due to the outside elements but with the uses of High Quality Paints, your wooden deck can be transformed into an attractive area to enjoy again. In this article, we’ll share tips on how to properly prepare for painting an exterior wooden deck.

1.Look at your project

Make sure you have the skill, capability, and equipment to do it. Because painting an exterior wood deck can be difficult, depending on the scale and existing condition of your deck, you may want to consider hiring a professional painter to paint it.

Now if you decide to do it yourself, your project may include power or hand washing, scraping, sanding, and priming. Be sure to consult experts through, Asian Paints Nepal‘s website –http://www.asianpaintsnepal.com, to make the paint job easier and hassle-free for you before you get started.

2.Prepare the area

So begin by clearing the deck and removing any furniture and objects from the area. Cover any plants in close proximity to your deck with plastic sheeting to protect them from damage and sweep your deck with a broom to remove any loose dirt. 

Here are some basic steps to hand wash your deck. 

*Things you’ll need – bucket, wire, brush, cleaner, and water.

  • Pick an area to start. Pour some of the cleaning solutions on the deck and begin washing the surface using the brush with slight pressure to remove any loose paint or dirt.
  • Use a light rinse to remove any residue. Continue this process until the entire deck is clean.
  • After you’re done, you want to let the surfaces dry for a period of time before beginning any prep work.
  • Once dry, the next step is to scrape and sand any remaining paint.
  • Use a paint scraper to quickly remove any peeling or flaking paint.
  • Next, use 80- to 100-grit sandpaper to begin feathering or smoothing out any rough paint edges.
  • Now you need to sand these areas. Again with a lighter 120- or 150-grit sandpaper to feather or smooth out any rough surface or sanding marks.
  • After sanding, pick up any debris, or if you have a leaf blower, use it to quickly blow the deck clean.
  • Now you’re ready to start masking your project. Use painter’s tape and plastic sheeting to protect the surrounding areas from paint splatter.
  • Place plastic sheeting over the bottom half of the exterior wall of your home to avoid paint splatter.
  • Secure it to the wall with painter’s tape and cover all areas you do not wish to paint.

At this point, begin inspecting the deck for any loose boards and fasten before you begin painting. There’s no sense in forgoing the opportunity to make minor repairs before you paint the deck. Check for any nail-head rust. Some deck stains will protect against rust, but not all. Be sure to read the product instructions, and you may need to spot prime any nails with rust-inhibitor primer before you paint.

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PAINTING TIPS FOR YOUR EXTERIOR

Professional Commercial Painting Services

When you’re in business, you can’t afford to wait around for things to get done. Time is money, which is why you should settle for nothing less than a prompt, reliable painting. Whether you just need your reception area painted or need to revamp the entire office, Asian Paints Nepal is a specialist in all kinds of commercial fit-out painting. We offer a wide range of commercial services handled with great care by highly skilled and experienced professionals. We get the job done right with high speed, quality, and precision. We meet the flexible needs of your schedule while minimizing disruption to your business. We provide a smooth, efficient experience from start to finish while handling each project with finesse and expertise at an affordable price. It is the best and unique solution for Commercial painting jobs.

We Provide a Wide Range of Coverage all over Nepal

Our network of over 14 zones, locally-owned Paint dealer is one of our biggest strengths, as it allows us to combine 38 years of industry-leading expertise with local ownership and management. Our local teams understand the specific needs of their area and deliver a High Quality Paints service to every client. At the same time, our coverage makes us the perfect solution for your decor aspiration where ever you are located.

Our line of commercial painting services includes:

  • Interior painting – Without a doubt, we reflect the current tastes of yours and trends and make sure above all it engages both. Make it Accessible. The space you create will be cost-effective and efficient and will reflect the ever-changing expectations of your potential clients.
  • Exterior painting – Paint also acts as a barrier between the elements and the structure, and it’s not just the paint. We save your building’s exterior paint and sealants with Crack Resistant Paints to seal out UV rays, moisture, and even small pests.
  • Power washing – Power washing can remove years of built-up dirt, mold, grime, sap, and whatever else your environment can throw at it far quicker and more effectively than scrubbing or non-pressurized cleaning. We provide regular power washing which helps mitigate and eliminate mold and other fungi.
  • Color consulting – Meet with us on-site at your home or business to plan your next painting or repair project house. We work with your schedule, your health and safety guidelines, your branding, and your security protocol. Get the results you want for your business, without sacrificing quality.

and more. If you have a commercial property in need of professional painting services, contact us today. We will provide a clear and timely estimate and get the job done quickly.

Hire Your Cleaning Out to a Specialty Service

Keeping your commercial paint job in tip-top shape is hard to do without occasional help from a specialist.

Using specialized equipment to clean your walls is the only sure-fire way to get your walls back up to scratch. Schedule power washing for your office’s outsides and air blasting for the inside of your office once or twice a year. 

You’re welcome to reach out to us to talk about paint cleaning and touchup. Even if we don’t do what you’re looking for, we’ll help you find someone who does.

Small Pieces of Insurance Insure Your Peace of Mind

More than anything, the key to maintaining both commercial and residential painting jobs is consistency. Keep up on your dusting and wipe downs, get a commercial cleaning once a year, and repair any damage immediately to prevent spread. 

If you’re starting in on this process, reach out to us about a commercial painting job. We would love to work with you. Remember us for your full range of commercial painting services.

FIVE REASONS WHY ASIAN PAINTS ARE A GREAT CHOICE FOR YOUR HOME

Asian Paints is a company that knows about how the highest quality paint will improve your home. Its main motive is to make the paint job easier and hassle-free for you. Among multiple, here are the top five reasons so you can make the most of it for your dream home.

1. Protects Your Home.

It’s always fun to think about what color schemes you want to use to paint your home, but did you also know that High Quality Paints are mainly there to protect your home from wear and tear? Asian paints will not only protect your home from outside damage, it will also save your inside walls from getting stained, scratched, and marked up from daily living.

2. Maintains Your Home with care.

A revolutionary range of hi-tech and with a warranty of up to 10 years, specially designed to solve the problem of UV, dirt, dampness, water leakage, wall seepage, ugly stains, paint peeling, crack-bridging, mold, and mildew. These paints can prevent a lot more damage to your home than you might think it will.

3. Enhance Your Home.

Asian paints with around 1,800 shades to choose from, the Color World is a unique paint unmatched in the way that they can reflect the way that you choose to style your home or office. This means that you can make any kind of statement concerning mood, lighting, or ambiance.

4. Concerned About the Environment.

Asian paints know that while you want the right colors for your home and that you also want a paint that last, they take steps to make sure that the paint you use is as environmentally friendly as possible. For that, Royal Health Shield, a water-based paint equipped with Silver Ion Technology is at your rescue. Killing 99% of infection-causing bacteria on the painted surface that spreads through infected walls, creates a hygienic environment. This paint also improves indoor air quality by reducing harmful air pollutants.

5. Standby your service near you.

Find the nearest Paint Dealer to your location through Asian Paints Nepal‘s website, the largest painting company in Nepal. You will get the list of dealers in Nepal along with their phone numbers. So if you dream in colors, Asian paints can recreate whatever color schemes you have imagined for your home. This way, you can also talk to professional painters to get the exact results and paint your home in the colors that you want.

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Decades of Customers Contentment

Since 1983, ‘Asian Paints the largest paint company in Nepal‘, had launched its first exclusive Color World showroom, M/S Apurva International at Teku. With around 1,800 shades to choose from, the Color World a unique paint shop. Shades are made from Automatic Tinting Machines, whose computerized tinting process ensures that the shade is consistent over time.

To keep abreast of world technology, Asian Paints had incorporated the latest ERP systems from SAP AG of Germany. The organization is ISO 9000 compliant and had started its journey towards six sigma quality processes. With numbers of years passed by reasons why customers are particularly happy with our work which include:

Source:- Asian Paints Nepal

1. Excellent customer service

Being a professional painting company from the first contact, we assure to give you a quality job. We have been helping with professional advice on paint color selection and finish. With respect, our paint pro’s painters have been careful in protecting the building from damage during the work.

2. Reliable and value for money

Successfully we have been completing the job within the program allocated. As promised from color quality to longevity, more often than not, High Quality Paints or premium products produce better results. We provide a competitive price for the work requested. Exterior surfaces also call for high quality paint that can withstand the abuse of the changing weather conditions. Premium paints can last up to twice as long as a less expensive paint, even harsh conditions, without chipping, cracking, or fading.

3. Attention to detail 

Paint luxury homes, small cottage, or historic buildings from refurbishing to the new paint job, we ensure superb paintwork cleaning and painting tools and materials of balustrades, doors, windows, ceilings, walls.

4. Quality end result

In short, paint quality definitely matters. From color quality to longevity, more often than not, higher priced paints or premium products are going to produce better results, but that doesn’t mean you can’t ever get away with a less expensive paint. Also, the team has been demonstrating their considerable expertise in painting place looks as good as new. Our team has always been impeccably tidy and cleaned up after finishing.

5. Trust and more trusts

The company to measure the present level of customer satisfaction and loyalty in Asian paints has been using simple random sampling under the probability sampling method and used a structured questionnaire for collecting information. Last and important, with all trust of our customers, we have been competitively running ahead with the completion of 38 years of service in Nepal and still opt for further progress. 

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5 Significant colors of elements influencing on inhabitants as per Vastu

The colors in a home have a significant influence on its inhabitants. As specific colors stimulate distinctive elements of Vastu Shastra, selecting the right colors for various rooms might be complex.

It is necessary to understand colors because it represents five major elements of Vastu water, air, fire, earth, sky which govern different directions in a sequential and metamorphose manner. “While each direction has a specific element, at times, it may still be confusing to select high quality paints in Nepal. Therefore, people should adhere to the general guidelines for colors of elements as per Vastu Shastra, which entails the following key points:

1. Water

The water elements color is blue. It governs the northern direction. Ideally, paint your bedroom blue. Blue is a very calming color that makes you focalized, spontaneous, and serene. It is known to help lower blood pressure, clear the mind, and help steady one’s breathing. With your feet to the north, it attracts good luck and fortune.

2. Air

Likely, air elements color is green it governs the eastern side. If there is a home-office, this is a great color as it symbolizes prosperity and helps to reduce anxiety. Pooja room should face the north-east direction according to Vastu, to harness maximum sunlight. The green color is restorative, mind-clearing, spiritually stimulating composure.

3. Fire

The kitchen is an everyday thing. To ensure your kitchen is enveloped in positive vibes, applying red, rose, orange firey elements to the southern side is perfect. As it stimulates people’s appetite and attains better health. It is important to keep a balance between the fire and water elements concerning water, it prospers wealth and health.

4. Earth

Yellow south-western postern direction for master bedroom is substantial, as it influences the sleep quality and health of the family. No matter, if the house is big or small, open or congested, there is always a master bedroom for the owners to sleep in. The yellow color looks appealing and can catch the sunlight and leave with an uplifting feeling of joy and liveliness.

5. Sky

North-west direction impose a clean white sky. White implant the fear of dirt in even the messiest of people. But white or off-white wall paint to the drawing-room and the bathroom feels more spacious, clean, pure, and even gives the illusion that the ceiling is higher and the room is bigger.

Safe Painting Service: Beautifying walls in the time of Covid-19

In the time of Covid-19, the major concern is one’s health, but along with that, your concern may also be chipping walls and its faded shades at your home. Understanding that, we have brought Safe Painting Service for you in Nepal because we believe that your walls should stay forever beautiful. 

What is Safe Painting Service?

Safe Painting Service is a service of beautifying your walls while keeping your and our painters’ safety in mind. We provide you this service in two aspects. 

  • First, an aesthetical home without settling on the safety of your family and our painters. 
  • Second, the consultation from experts regarding the products and services and guiding and supervising the whole process of beautifying your abode. These specialists are painters and contractual workers who are prepared to give the best outcome while keeping up safety protocols of the best quality.

Why invest in the Safe Painting Service?

1. A hassle-free end-to-end service

2. Reliable and Trusted

3. Specially trained painters

4. Use of mechanized tools to ensure faster completion and a dust-free environment

5. No compromise on quality

6. Transparency in pricing and measurement

7. Completion of the site on time

8. Pre-site supervision and post-site maintenance and cleaning service

9. Use of PPE by applicators

10. Site Sanitization

11. Safety measure protocols followed

12. Regular temperature check of painters

To avail this service, please SMS ‘safePT’ to ‘36677’.

This service is only available in Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Pokhara, Hetauda, Birgunj, Damak, Biratnagar, Butwal, Tandi, Bharatpur, Surkhet, Dang, and Itahari.

To register, go to this link – https://www.asianpaintsnepal.com/index.php/pages/safe-painting-service and fill up the registration form given there. 

Five painting tips to Do-It-Yourself the right way

We often hear optimism is the key to success. We have seen examples where people, with a modern touch of shades and comfort, transform their place, giving it 360-degree turn. Seeing that, you may also want to pick up the brushes and rollers, but it may not be as easy as it seems. It is even one of the two rules of remodeling, i.e., not to take it lightly.

Here are some common mistakes that can flip your plans for your walls upside down and five tips to smoothen your remodeling project in Nepal.


1. Do not settle with the small test area
Paint at least a two-foot square to see how it looks in the light with sample color first.


2. Way of choosing colors
Harmonize the colors within the home for a natural flow from room to room. While opting for whites, it is better not to use too many shades of white or cream as it may appear dingy.


3. Ignoring finishes
The paint products are not limited to just colors. There are finishes too, among which, satin finishes are best for interior walls and flat finishes for ceilings. For woodwork, go with a semi-gloss or high-gloss finish as higher the gloss, durable the paint and are easier to clean.


4. Exterior for the exterior
As exterior wall paints withstand ultraviolet rays and extreme weather, the exterior surface requires exterior paints. Do not jump with interior wall colors on the exteriors just because you had excess spare paint from the last project. Also, figure out what you are painting over and make sure you paint the same as the base paint because water-based paint does not stick over the oil-based paints or stains surfaces.


5. Prepping the wall
Once you choose the paint, prepare the wall. Fill the holes, if any, and smoothen the surface with a fine-grit sandpaper. First, prime and then paint the wall unless the paint has paint and primer in one.

3 DIY wall painting ideas to try during the quarantine

During the COVID-19 crisis, we all are stuck at home. At this time, you do not need to make yourself a self-improvement project and force yourself to be productive. You may feel like your shades are fading. However, if the artist in you has too much energy that you may want to use effectively, you can turn towards your walls and paint it. If you already have tried your hands on painting, this one is for you. Make the best use of this time and unleash your creativity with wall paints to create beautiful designs in Nepal.

  1. Mountain mural

Tools: Paint, Pencil, and the image you want to draw (optional)

Steps:

  • Sketch a mountain with a pencil. It can be an online image for reference.
  • Start from the bottom while painting.
  • Then, decide if you want to paint the mountain with your hand without an outline or trace the pencil sketch.
  • Choose the shade that would complement the picture as well as the background color of the walls.
  • Geometric accent wall

Tools: Paint, painter’s tape, and paint roller or brush

Steps:

  • Pick the type of pattern, shape, and size of your design. You can stick to a symmetrical pattern.
  • Tape around as planned and apply paint over the wall with a roller.
  • Let it dry and rest.
  • Peel off the tape once the paint is dry and behold your awesome geometric accent wall.
  •  Print and patterns

Tools: Paint, painter’s tape, paintbrush

Steps:

  • Create various sized triangles using painter’s tape.
  • Randomly choose some triangle and paint it completely gray.
  • Then, paint some completely white at random.
  • Over the rest of the shapes, you can be creative and paint in any design you want – stripes, stars, lines, circles, etc.
  • Once the paint dries, remove the painter’s tape off of the wall. This look is awesome for a modern minimalist look.

Asian Paint Nepal’s Website – a complete solution for your painting project

Are you done looking at your bland walls and ready to give it a new touch? If yes, Asian Paints Nepal‘s website – http://www.asianpaintsnepal.com, the largest painting company of Nepal, can be something you are searching for. Its main motive is to make the paint job easier and hassle-free for you. Among the multiple features, here are some in detail so you can make the most of it.

1. Make it happen – Foresite

One of the three options you see when you hover the cursor above “Make It Happen” is ‘Foresite’. It enables you to experiment with how your walls look when colored with the help of our experts. You get three options from us to paint free of cost. All you need to do is ‘send a request’ though the website or SMS “FS” to 36677. There are sample images available so you can know how it works.

2. Try and Decide

a. Color visualizer

This option helps you turn your imagination into reality. It allows you to upload your pictures so you can visualize your room in the color of your choice. You can experiment with available sample pictures. Its purpose is to you a rough idea of what the layout will look like. 

b. Find a store near your home

This allows you to find the nearest paint dealer to your location. Fill in your info details like zone, district, town, and location. You will get the list of dealers in Nepal along with their phone numbers. 

c. Paint Budget Calculator

The question of “how much budget should I allocate for the painting project?” can cause stress. However, this website gives an approximate budget after you fill in your home area details or place you are planning to paint.

You can find more features on the website.

Waterproofing solution range to prepare for the rainy season

As the rainy season is approaching, are you worried about the surface exposed to weather elements? If those exposed surfaces are not taken care of with crack resistant paints, it can not just cause leaks, but affect the beauty of the house as well. Especially, surfaces like terraces, roofs, and external walls are more prone to it. Therefore, Asian Paints Nepal has a waterproofing solution range to save your home from monsoon havoc as well as maintain the beauty of your home for an extended period. 

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Proof

It is easy to use fiber-reinforced elastomeric liquid applied waterproofing membrane. Perfect for use on flat or sloping terraces, parapet walls and mother slab on terraces, sun- shades, vertical walls, it is used as a replacement to Brick Bat Coba. Being formulated with select elastomeric and resilient acrylic polymers and reinforcing polyester fibers, it is highly flexible as well. 

Benefits:

  • Waterproofi­ng: Waterproofi­ng protection of up to 7 bars positive hydrostatic pressure
  • Crack bridging: High elongation and fi­lm thickness allows cracks bridging ability of up to 0.8 mm
  • Mechanical strength: Abrasion-resistant ­film makes it suitable for foot traf­fic
  • Anti-carbonation: Protection against carbon dioxide diffusion to improve the life of a building
  • Adhesion: Strong adhesion to masonry substrates
  • Heat Proof: Heat reflection provides a cooling effect on the building

Asian Paints SmartCare Damp Block 2K

It is two-component acrylic polymer-modified cementitious high-performance coating. Usable on both positive & negative side waterproofing, it has excellent bonding, good waterproofing and unmatched resistance to hydrostatic pressure.

Benefits:

  • Waterproofing: Waterproofi­ng protection of up to 5 bars positive hydrostatic pressure
  • Elongation: Highly elastic fi­lm which provides elongation up to 100%
  • Anti-efflorescence: Provides lasting protection against efflorescence
  • Anti-Carbonation: It protects concrete against carbonation
  • Seamless Coat: No visible joints
  • Adhesion: Excellent bond strength with cementitious substrates
  • High Solid Content: Has high solid content