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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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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Essentials for Getting an Accent Wall

Accent walls, an easy and stylish way of beautifying your room, are popular for its flexibility. It is your choice on where you want to paint and in which color. Read on to find out few essentials you might want to follow while painting to get a perfect accent wall in Nepal.Painter Nepal

  • While planning for an accent wall, think outside the box instead of limiting to simply painting the walls. It may look good with stripes or metallic touch can make it stand out.
  • Consider accent walls even if your room has a neutral color. Just as red or blue for bright ones, dark brown can look dramatically good for neutral ones.
  • While choosing shades for an accent wall, it is a must to consider the color of rest of the room. It works best when the adjoined walls are lighter or medium shade of the chosen color. If you are painting a white room, it can be tricky but not impossible. Soften the contrast using mid-tone accent wall colors and bridge the difference. Even if white is not so common in Nepal, you can still play and experiment with it.
  • Brainstorm other ways to use an accent wall like decorating ceilings with soft or vivid colors. Then, use crown molding to separate wall from the ceiling and add a style to it as well.
  • Make sure to pick the right wall for the accent painting. The textured one without architectural feature can be the right one for you. You can also choose walls with windows but remember – a dark accent color around windows can overwhelm the room creating a bright light effect.
  • Don’t be afraid to try out bold colors. As long as the shade around the room goes with your new choice, you can choose anything.

How to quickly upgrade the exteriors of the home

The first impression is the last impression and in the case of home, it means its exteriors. Even if the perfect shades of wall paints and other factors do not create the last impression just by looking at the exteriors, it definitely creates an impression about what to expect inside, right? So what is the impression are you trying to portray with its exteriors, be it in terms of wall colors or style in Nepal? For the right impression in a quick and easy way, follow these tips.

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  1. Paint the front door

Everyone gets in from the front door and if its paint is chipped or faded, it looks like the whole house is uncared. So, a fresh coat of paint can brighten up its appearance giving a warm welcome to the eyes of visitors.

  1. Paint the trim and shutters

With a fresh coat of paint on trim and shutters, it is possible to not just add style to it but protect it against all types of weather as well.

  1. Refresh the railing’s look

Even if you really manage to keep the overall paint of the house fresh, if the paint on your iron railing is chipping, it is going to make your house look ill-maintained. So, take time to sand and repaint it for polished, inviting, and well-managed look.

  1. Install new number plates

If your house number plates are faded or rusty already, it is time to replace them, not just to improve the look of your house but to make it easier for people to find you as well.

  1. Install new lights

If light fixtures of your home are outdated, consider replacing it with an attractive one. Consult an electrician if the wirings are tricky and if they are not, you can do it yourself easily.

These are not so hard to get done painting and fixing projects. All you need to do is give it some time to give a quick upgrade to the walls and overall look of your home in Nepal.

Why to get rid of old boring wall paints

If you are tired after looking at the same old monotonous wall colors for years, it is time to change it into interesting shades which not just soothes eyes but refreshes mind as well. Bonus point: it adds extra beauty to your walls in an inexpensive way but that is not it. Other reasons why to paint useful for homes in Nepal are mentioned below.

  1. To increase the value of the property

 Beautified fresh walls no doubt enhance the real estate value of your home making it look attractive to buyers.

  1. To protect walls from the extreme weather

Wallpaints protect the exteriors from all types of weather, be it rain, sun, or wind. A coat of high quality paints is also effective to save walls from the atmospheric pollution which is getting extreme in Nepal.

  1. To improve the functional characteristics of the home

The right use of paint can change the environment of home as well as the temperature of it. Simply apply white paint which contains IR reflective pigment to cool your roof. Pigments and additives in it also work on improving the aesthetic and functional properties of it.

  1. To prevent before it needs cure

Protecting walls from weeds is essential as it can cost too much money if it manages to deepen its roots on the surface. Refreshing the paint prevents molds and mildews as well as dirt from settling on the surface.

  1. To protect from the environment

Using environment-friendly paint protects your abode from the adverse effect of global warming and climate change.

  1. To make it waterproof

A coat of waterproof paint can ensure you that your home is now resistant to wear and tear. The latex paint available in the market assures extension of not just the life of the paint but of your walls as well.

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.

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.