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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 paintscolor, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Flip a five-gallon bucket, sit, and paint. You’ll save your legs from getting tired.
If you prefer kneeling, strap on some gardening kneepads and get comfortable
Punch holes over inner rim using a nail and a hammer to prevent paint from dripping down the side or pooling in the rim.
Use the daylight to paint and keep the lights on to see the mistakes clearly.
If it is a humid day, turn the AC cooler than usual to help paint dry faster.
Open all the ventilation and save yourself from suffocation and headache paint smell causes.
While painting higher surfaces, attach an extension pole to a roller to avoid doing up and down on ladder.
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.
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.
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.
A bathroom, being the smallest, is the easiest room in the house to update with paint. You can paint it whenever you want but with what type of paint? Read on to know.
Keep moisture in mind
As the moisture is present in a bathroom, it can be a problem for painted walls. The humidity from steam from the shower or bathtub gets to your walls anyways, so you have to go with flexible paint that lets moisture out without breaking down.
Easy to wipe off
Go with easy to wipe paint finish as the walls tend to get stained due to moisture.
Avoid flat finishes as they absorb moisture making the walls challenging to wipe. Eggshells finishes could have been one of the choices being easy to wipe, but it is not so good for moisture-prone areas. Satin finishes are suitable for a low-moisture bathroom. So, go with either semi-gloss or high-gloss finishes that repel moisture as well being easy to wipe stains off. However, high-gloss does not look so good on the large wall surface like semi-gloss does. Reserve it for trim or bathroom cabinets instead.
Paint manufacturers are continually working on creating paints compatible for any room, including bathrooms by adding additives which makes paint more durable and moisture resistant. So, while buying paints, you do not have to depend on the finish entirely.
To avoid peeling paint, apply moisture-resistant primer before painting on your walls and ceiling. This step is small but essential to prevent time-to-time touch ups.
Which paint color?
As the color of bathroom walls affects your mirror reflection, you need to go with the one that does not change the appearance of your complexion, which makes it difficult for you to get ready. It would be best if you go with neutral shades – whites, grays, pastels – to dodge the problem painting walls can create. In Nepal, people do not see its use from various aspects, but it does play a crucial role in things other than just beautifying a room.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To protect from the environment
Using environment-friendly paint protects your abode from the adverse effect of global warming and climate change.
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.