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

Royale Range to give your Interiors a Royale Touch

While painting the interiors, one of the main things to consider is the paint quality. You should not compromise as the best paints save you from needing to paint within a short period. Also, make sure to pick the right color combinations as it reflects your individuality. Here are 3 Royale range of interior wall paints from Asian Paints Nepal you can choose from.

Royale Aspira

Perfect for a perfect finish and in giving you Royale feels, Royale Aspira gives the smoothest finish in a high sheen for your walls. This is the only product from Asian Paints to provide 5 years performance warranty that covers film integrity, protection against flaking or peeling, fungus attack, and fading. Also, its crack bridging property ensures cover of hairline cracks by stretching to almost 400%, maintaining the beauty of walls for years.

Royale Shyne

Royale Shyne is a water-based luxury emulsion with a higher sheen that provides a smooth and luxurious finish. 100% acrylic, this interior wall finish provides a much smoother finish with a silken sheen to the interiors. It also has excellent flow and leveling on application. With its enhanced durability, stain resistance, and an anti-fungal and bacterial shield, the radiance of your walls stays intact from years on end.

Royale Luxury Emulsion

Royal Luxury Emulsion is an extraordinary emulsion paint for a luxurious finish and silky glowing appearance for your walls. 100% acrylic, water-based interior wall finish provides a silky sheen finish leaving soft regal glow to the interiors as well as high stain resistance. Its excellent flow gives a brush mark free finish. The painted walls are easy to clean and maintain the new look as well and offer good anti-fungal properties.

All Royale interior paints come in 1700+ shades range and have a premium cost range.

3 Factors to consider before picking paint for kids’ room

Color of the surrounding affects psychology. Especially as kids are extra sensitive, one needs to be careful while planning their personal space.  So, before rushing to prepare a surprise for kids, one should have ideas about how it not just beautifies the room but affect the state of mind as well. With right shades having the capability to soothe, heal, inspire, and bring change in mood, and the opposite with the wrong one, one should pick wall paints keeping multiple things into consideration. Some of them that should be considered but are not being in Nepal are:

1.        Age

As kids’ grow, their choice and interests change. It can happen over a minute or might take years. For newborns or toddlers who cannot pick it up for themselves, one can research and go with warm and soft shades like soft pink, blue, creamy peaches, etc. Strong, bright, and intense color is a big no as it can disturb their sleep with its vibe. The dark color can also induce nightmares.

For older kids, the shades that emit positive vibes are the best ones. It helps them concentrate better. After that stage, while going through teenage – when they develop physically, emotionally, and mentally – one should ask them about their preferences. Even if they are into black, it is considerable mixing it with fluorescent bright. Another option can be bold blue with citrus green for a tranquil environment.

2.        Gender

Not just age, gender plays a big role in affecting color preferences too. One should not stick to pink for girls and blue for boys. As parents, it is a responsibility to appreciate the choices their kids make and go accordingly. However, before applying it, make sure it is a shade compatible for them and does not affect their mental health. If it does, one can discuss it with them and choose the healthy one.

3.        Skill

One, as a kid, might be willing to draw and scribble themselves over the walls. If they do, encouraging them is the best option. What is more beautiful than letting the artist inside them out? Maybe just because of this little step, they might get the courage to unveil the artist inside them in the future. One might worry about how the room might look a mess if allowed to do so. One option is to apply high quality paints with gloss over it so it is easily removable with just water and wet cloth. It is easily available in the stores near you in Nepal.

Royal Aspira: Best Paint for the best finish

If you want to beautify your interiors without having to worry about it for at least next five years, Royal Aspira is what you should pick for your walls. Certified by Global Benchmarking Institutions, it is the most technologically advanced paints in the world with a 5-year performance warranty. Available in Nepal, it comes with many more benefits, such as:

  1. Enhanced Anti-microbial formula

Its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal formula prevents microbial growth and creates a hygienic living environment for you.

  • Unmatched flame spread resistance

Packed with enhanced fire safety and security properties, it distinctly lies in the slowest spreading category.

  • Exceptional crack bridging property

Its elastic film stretches almost 400%, hiding the hairline cracks and makes sure it’s not visible.

  • Responsible towards not just walls but the environment too

This paint complies with international rules of VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) and doesn’t contain any harmful raw materials such as lead, heavy metals, APEO (Alkylphenol Ethoxylates), and toxic materials following the rules of International GS-11 (Green Seal) standard.

  • Unsurpassed water beading technology

When the water comes in contact, it does not wet, penetrate, trickle, or spot. Instead, water rolls down due to its hydrophobic nature which means its painted surface is smooth, easy to clean, and highly durable.

  • Teflon Surface Protector

The surface protector strengthens the paint film increasing the durability and protects walls from tough stains.

  • 5-year performance warranty

As mentioned above, Royal Aspira is the first painting product with a 5-year warranty for interiors. The warranty covers film integrity, protection against flaking or peeling, fading, and fungal attack. It is reassurance from Asian Paints Nepal to the consumers.

To know more about it, you can go to the website asianpaintsnepal.com where you can also find creative interior designing examples to help you choose the perfect wall paint for you.

Royal Health Shield – For the safety of your loved ones

Creating a safe, infection-free home for our family is something we all long for. However, we never succeed, no matter how much we clean, because we ignore the big part of our house – its walls. 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, it creates a hygienic environment. This paint also improves indoor air quality by reducing harmful air pollutants. Widely available in the paint dealer of Asian Paints near you anywhere in Nepal, it has many benefits, out of which, here are few of them.

  • Kills germs

As mentioned above, it kills 99% of infection-causing bacteria on the painted surface within 2 hours of exposure and protects you from possible respiratory infections and skin sensitization.

  • Neutralizes formaldehyde

It neutralizes Formaldehyde, an indoor toxic gas present in the air making indoor air healthier to breathe.

  • Emits more fragrance

Emitting and cleaning the mal odors lingering in the air, it spreads fragrance. Fragrance means no irritation causing odors.

  • Finish – Best in class

For a luxurious finish, and a silky glowing appearance to your walls, it is the best in class.

  • Green Assure

The logo of Green Assure from Asian Paints means the products stick to strict international environmental and safety standards.

Available in 1650+ shades, Royal Health Shield is best not just in protecting you and your family but in washability as well. To know more about it, you can click here and to calculate how much paint and budget you need for making your home safe, Paint Budget Calculator by Asian Paints Nepal is your next go-to section.

As you paint once in a long while, make sure to make the right choice.

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Ezycolour store – to drive away your Paintophobia

Home is a place where we want everything to be perfect, including the wall colors. That’s why, while choosing the painting products and shades, we fear we might not get it right. If you are going through the same fear and do not know where to turn for advice and help, our Ezycolour store in Nepal is at your rescue. It is a one-stop solution for all your painting needs.

What you will get here

You can observe a SmartCare Demo of our Waterproofing range, experience a variety of touch and feel elements like our Royale Play Special Effects, get awed at our Wood Finishes panels, and get guided by our experts at the Ezycolour Consultancy Kiosk and drive your paintophobia away.

Why here

As there are 1800 shades, it is very much possible to get confused about which one to pick. So, instead of having to pick it up yourself, we help you figure out what you would prefer as well as what might go well on your walls. Walk-in and experience dealer shops in ways you have never imagined. You can browse through our exclusive range of finishes to find inspiration. Then, the color visualizer, the latest state-of-the-art technology will redefine the process of choosing and making the purchase of paints easier for you in Nepal.

This latest visualization technology enables you to not just select the right color but the right shades, textures, as well as wall fashions by allowing you to upload pictures of your home right away on the software. It helps to clear your doubts on if a particular shade, texture, or stencil will look perfect on that spot you planned.   

From the Ezycolour store, you can also get home inspection appointments and watch your dream home come to life. However, this service is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Butwal, Bharatpur, Dharan, Biratnagar, Janakpur, Hetauda and Birgunj only.

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What to do with excess paint?

Painting is full-on capable of modifying the outlook of any room. Plus, it is the easiest and most economical way to do so. Homeowners often experiment with different paint color ideas that personify the culture of Nepal. After all the trial and errors, mixing and matching, you may end up with extra paint. There is a chance it might look like waste but here’s how you can turn this waste into worth.

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  1. Think before you discard

Wall paints are not bio-degradable so, if you are discarding it, make sure you do not do it as like normal garbage. Especially with cheap paints color, there is a chance it might contain toxic substances. It adds more problems along with drainage problems as well as poison the soil and water sources in Nepal, where there is enough problem already.

  1. Store for future

Latex paint is usable for up to 10 years if stored properly, and even more if it is oil-based. You need to seal it properly and store it in not too hot or cold temperature, in dry place. You can pick it up any time to freshen up your walls with a fresh coat, especially when the surface is stained and cannot be cleaned up.

Make sure to label the container properly with the date of purchase, approximate remaining quantity, and its color code.

  1. Donate

If there is no place to store, consider donating it to someone who would make good use of it. Donating does not always mean for “good cause type”. Though, it is always a good thing to do. You can give it away to anyone like your friend, family, or neighbors who might be wanting to paint their walls but not doing so due to budget constraint. You can also reach out to local school or people in need.