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.

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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.

When to start thinking about painting?

We take care of the house we own and live in but despite all the care, we cannot stop the wear and tear from happening. That is why time to time maintenance of its exterior and interior is essential as it not only helps to keep it beautiful but keeps its value up as well. As we all love to keep our home well maintained, we can work on keeping bathroom and kitchen updated and freshen up the paints time to time. Freshening up the wall paints not only is a cheap way to make a home look new but is also a smart investment. But, how do you know it is the time to give your painter a call in Nepal?

Here are 6 signs that appear to notify you that it is the right time to do it. Look out for them.

  1. Wear and tear of paint

If the paint starts peeling, cracking, and shows bubbles, it shows that paint was not applied properly or the quality of it was not good. This may also mean that mold and mildew are taking over and weakening the hold of paint. Do not ignore it. Reach to the root of the problems as it can lead to a bigger one.

  1. Fading Paint

When the color of walls starts losing the vibrancy it had earlier, you know it is time to repaint. Darker paints are likely to fade out faster than lighter ones in Nepal.

  1. Gaps or shrinking boards

If the boards on the exterior of your home look shrunk or if there are gaps between them, have a look at it. It must be the sign of dry rot due to the moisture. Get a professional’s help and solve it.

  1. Cracking caulk

If the caulk on your wall is getting brittle or cracking, it means it has lost its elasticity and is time to repaint.

  1. It is time to paint

It is not always necessary to wait for signs of paint failures to show up to plan to refurbish a house. You can do it before huge problems start showing up and save yourself from the headache of big issues keeping your house in a perfect shape. If you haven’t painted in a long while, maybe now is the time to do it.

If you are seeing any of the above signs at your home, start taking actions.

Happy painting!

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Choose the best one from the varieties of shades for your walls

The room automatically looks better when we match it with the walls colors. For that reason, people are getting more inclined to interior designing and are spending more money in beautifying their walls. They want to stand out from the crowd and make people drop their jaw when they see their home. Interior designing, in Nepal, is also about adding new zing to the home environment making home a beautiful place for ourselves where we spend most of our time.

These days, with a lot of options on designing our home, we are getting attracted by the way how simple tweaks can make our space comfortable and beautiful. Along with the interior color, exterior wall painting is also gaining popularity and with wide varieties of product and color available at the paint dealer, it makes it easier to paint different patterns which have become a trend nowadays in Nepal. People are painting their home’s nooks and corners in different shades giving it a different style and a new shine.

Also, some people think that only new home can be painted and modified. But, with changing time, growing technology and skills, remodeling and painting has become much easier and getting popular. People can just remodel and color their old place or rooms as per need and can stun the people with the whole new magnificent look. All you need is to do consult professional advisors who can give you a proper professional advice and help you in to calculate the cost to keep the budget in check.

Even if you are concerned about the budget, try not to buy cheap paints available in the market that looks budget friendly but may not be durable and worth the saving. You can find various ranges of products from expensive to cheap, simple to shiny, as people have a wide range of preferences. Manage your painting budget and dive right in to start painting your walls make sure to not compromise with the quality. And for those who can afford to spend more, obviously get the perks of getting to use high quality paints and designs.

Go grab your painting tools and start working on it and fall in love with the end result making the right choices. Happy painting!

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