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.

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.

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.

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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Why dark color can be the one for your room?

People often do not like to opt for darker shades. Some do not due to their old beliefs of it bringing in bad omen to house, especially black color. Others are too afraid to experiment. Lighter wall colors are our top preferences as we are too used to it and know how it looks.  But, in this era of experimentation, should we really keep ourselves away from potential transformation dark wall paints can bring? Why should dark be your new favorite choice in Nepal? For drama it creates.

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Dark hue circulates drama, excitement, and energy in the space. As lighter shades have become old-fashioned and dull, it can never spread vibe darker ones do. However, if you are impressed by the idea of it, do not jump into the strongest shade. Choose the right one for you with a calm head.

But, how to choose one?

Simple. Just pick the ones that can mix in with your current décor. You can also choose to redesign the whole room or change the stuff in the room such as curtains, tablecloth, etc. as per the color of your choice. Changing the whole room is capable of creating even more drama. If you think you are ready for this, let’s get started with how to break free from old plain monochromatic shades and add contrast to your environment as well as your life.

  • If you are up for extreme, go all black with dark colored curtains. You can add deep hued artifacts to put up a show on the walls.
  • If you are not, combine black with lighter shades. It can surprise you how black can go with any color.

However, these are not the only options for your walls. You can also go with other deeper shades of blue, red, green, and other hues of your choice to make it feel even more luxurious and comfortable in Nepal.

12 Paint tips to make your painting process easier

When we plan to paint for the first time, we fear about doing it wrong. If you are a first timer with a similar fear for your walls, fear not. We have got some tips to help you get through your painting project and make your time with wall paints more fun for you in Nepal.

  1. Buy just a single brush (two-and-a-half-inch angle brush with nylon or polyester bristles) of a good quality instead of many. Save money here and invest in some high quality paints.
  2. As soon as you finish painting, wash it up with soap and water to keep it in a good shape. If it hardens up, you are going to have hard time cleaning it up.
  3. Flip a five-gallon bucket, sit, and paint. You’ll save your legs from getting tired.
  4. If you prefer kneeling, strap on some gardening kneepads and get comfortable
  5. Punch holes over inner rim using a nail and a hammer to prevent paint from dripping down the side or pooling in the rim.
  6. Use the daylight to paint and keep the lights on to see the mistakes clearly.
  7. If it is a humid day, turn the AC cooler than usual to help paint dry faster.
  8. Open all the ventilation and save yourself from suffocation and headache paint smell causes.
  9. While painting higher surfaces, attach an extension pole to a roller to avoid doing up and down on ladder.
  10. You either prime properly, or you don’t. Prime it if it is an untouched drywall or plaster, if you are painting latex over oil-based, or if you are painting dark shades over lighter one.
  11. While working on the higher spaces, pour paint into an easy-to-hold container. Balancing paint tray up there usually means waiting for it to fall flat down. You definitely do not want a messy floor.
  12. If you spot some hardened paint clumps after everything has dried, get them off with razor blade or knife. Then, give it a quick dab of paint.

These tips can help you get though the hardships of juggling with paints. If you are not sure about doing it yourself or want to get the color right, get our experts of Asian Paints Nepal at your doorstep. SMS ‘FS’ to 36677. We are determined to make your home look special with our expertise. Give it a try.

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Painting solution for busy people – Paint Total Service

Have you been thinking of painting your new home or workplace, or even just freshening up the old one but been postponing it due to lack of time? Are you finding yourself busy while your walls desperately call for paints? Are you finding it hard to leave it all to contractors because you are too caught up in your work to monitor them? If your answer is yes, our Paint Total is a service you need available in Nepal.

What is Paint Total Service?

Paint Total Service is a professional and hassle-free end-to-end painting service, especially designed for people with no time to monitor contractors assigned for painting tasks every day.

We know about the difficulties while dealing with local contractors who do not stick to their deadlines and budget. To solve this problem, our Paint Total service is a perfect medium.

We offer you such a hassle-free and professional experience keeping your worries about painter or contractor at bay while ensuring a high-quality job. You may have a question asking “why to use Asian Paints Nepal Paint Total service?”

  1. It is hassle-free, which means you can relax while our professionals complete your work.
  2. It is reliable and trust able.
  3. Our painters are specially trained for the job.
  4. We use mechanized tools to make sure the job completes in time in a dust-free environment.
  5. We do not compromise on quality. We can assure you about that.
  6. Pricing and measurements are transparent, which means you can plan your budget beforehand.
  7. We complete the assigned tasks on time.
  8. We also do pre-site supervision and post-site maintenance and cleaning service

If you want to avail this service, please SMS “EZY” to “36677”. We are available in these cities of Nepal – Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur, Pokhara, Hetauda, Birgunj, Damak, Biratnagar, Butwal, and Itahari.

Ceiling: A place not to miss while Painting

While painting, we often neglect our ceiling – the fifth wall. We fancy up trims and walls, but if you want to grab the attention of buyers or visitors while upping the value of your property, you should paint your ceiling with wall paints into something eye-grabbing. In Nepal, you often see plain white ceilings. If you want to stand out, read on and know why you should get it.

  1. To improve home design

To most of the homeowners, it may be a secondary option, but professionals suggest painting ceiling elevates the beauty of the room.  When accentuated, it is one of the effective methods to get an attractive design and change the whole environment of the room.

  1. To make your space look larger

You can enlarge your indoor space visually with black colors. Brighter ceilings are normally used to make the top look higher, but dark color ceiling with white walls are capable of giving an illusion of higher ceilings than they actually are. This combination can balance more saturated colors of decors and furnishings in the room.

  1. To add some drama

To make a bold design statement, you can apply any type of color or materials on the ceiling. Professionals often incorporate high-design concepts to add elegance and drama in the room. Different styles and shades are preferable in different rooms. For instance, in teen rooms, you can add a prominent trim edge on the ceiling. With festive blue shade, you can give it a fresher look. Likewise, by adding extra designs, you can make your other rooms in Nepal look extra.

  1. To add fun and creativity

Put your imagination and creativity to work and add a bright and bold color on the ceilings. It instills fun into the place. You can use single shade for your walls and fun and whimsical ones for your ceilings to complement the walls.

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