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

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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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.

Facing these paint problems? Where did you go wrong?

When you plan a painting project, everything may seem easier, which in fact is, if you do it right. However, if you don’t, everything can turn into a waste. Small errors can end your walls up into a mess. If you can see this wall paints problems in Nepal mentioned below on your exteriors already, know you have gone wrong somewhere while painting or afterward.

  1. Discoloration

Mildew, a fungus that flourishes in humid, moist, and warm weather, mostly causes discoloration. On top of that, if there are thick bushes, it can accelerate the growth by blocking airflow and sunlight.

  1. Bleedthrough

When you use staining wood like cedar and redwood and forget or skip to apply primer over it, stains can bleed through the paint. It ends up damaging the appearance of the wall.

  1. Blistering

The heat and moisture can cause bubbles leading paint to blister and peel. Another reason can be painting in the direct sunlight. If you paint at that time, it dries up quickly creating a layer over the fresh paint which leads walls to develop blisters. Improper surface preparation, as well as excess moisture inside home, heavy dew or rain, can be another reason.

  1. Peeling

If you notice your paint peeling, the reason is the same as blistering. Also, if there is moisture underneath the paint (usually in wet woods), it starts with cracking and ends peeling up eventually. The main source to the moisture and water is the leaking roof and cracked walls, but are not limited to it. You should check for leaking pipe, shower, or even the humidity in the room from the dryer.

  1. Chalking

If you are starting to see powder on your walls, know that it is chalking. Eroding the protective paint layer quickly, it ends up fading your wall. It, normally, is caused by the use of low-quality paint. Also, applying paint for interiors on the exteriors can lead to it.

These are the problems you mostly face on your walls if you skip using the best paints available. Also, proper surface preparation along with the use of primers is essential. If the problems have already started appearing, take an immediate action to fix it as its issues can be long term. However, if you are just beginning to paint, go with high quality paints to dodge the problems from appearing in the future. Choose the products wisely in Nepal.

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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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Basic checklist for your shopping before painting

To save yourself from running to stores over and over again in the middle of your painting projects, make a checklist. It enables you to go the paint dealer nearby and grab everything you need in one go. So, what can be the things basic things a painter need during the project in Nepal?

Measurement

Before you start painting, you need to estimate how much paint you need. To calculate, you need to know size of the area. So, first take required measurements and take it with you to the store. The store person will calculate right amount of paint you need. A gallon of paint, usually, covers 400 square feet of wall space.

High-quality paint

Always opt for high quality paints as they tend to last long as well as are easy to apply. Not just that, such paints are also cost-friendly in the long term. It can cost you a bit more in Nepal but saves you from repainting time to time and sometimes, just a coat of it is enough, which saves time as well.Shades Nepal

High-quality brushes

With high-quality paint, you need high-quality brushes too for similar results. Go with 3 inches wide angled brush to cut corners. Pick one with synthetic bristles, especially, when you are working with water-based paints.

Rollers

Pick roller covers and roller frames to pick up the pace and paint evenly.

Painter’s tape

Get painter’s tape to save yourself from accidental paint slip as well as to paint in a straight line – neatly and professionally.

Drop cloths

Buy drop cloths or tear old clothes and lay them on the floor to prevent paint from dripping anywhere you do not want it.

These are the basic things you would need for your project. You can grab other things like primers, sponge, etc. as per your need.