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.

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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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.

Go different with dark colors

In our society, we do not prefer darker shades much, especially black, be it clothes or wall colors with a belief that it brings in bad omen. We prefer to go with light and vivid ones. But at this time, when we believe in leaving old beliefs behind, choosing off-white paints for walls have various perks. It can transform the whole look of a room in a snap. Do you need more reasons to go with dark shades in Nepal? Here are more:

  1. Why darker shades?

Dark colors are filled with drama, excitement and comforting energy which is released in the room. Nowadays, lighter shades have become dull and old-fashioned and it never releases the vibe darker hues do. If you happen to be interested in applying darker color after reading this, wait. Do not jump into the strongest shade right away.

  1. How to choose the right shade?

While choosing the shade, think about your current decoration and think which color would fit in there. For indulging darker shades in your place, you have two option, either change the color of the whole wall or the things existing in the room such as curtains, table cloths, etc so you can match it with existing shades.

  1. Ready for a change?

Even a smaller shift in hues can make a huge difference. Opting for darker colors means you are ready for a change breaking free from monochromatic color. If you are up for an extreme change, go all black with darker curtains and dark colored art pieces too, if possible. If not, you can combine black with other lighter color.

Other than black, you can also go with deeper ones like deep blue, green, red, gold and other strong shades to make your abode feel more luxurious and comforting.

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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.

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.

Fix your simple paint problems yourself

While painting the walls without the help of a professional painter, you may face a lot of paint problems like drips, brush marks, and stains here and there but it should not discourage you from doing it yourself. Here are the ways to fix the most common painting mistakes in Nepal.

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  1. Paint drips

First of all, if possible, prevent drips by not overloading your paintbrush and if you end up with it anyway:

  • Scrape it with a scraper
  • Sand the area until smooth
  • Repaint the surface

  1. Brush marks

Brush marks are mostly caused by either overloaded paintbrush or lack of right painting skill on wooden finishes. To get rid of them,

  • Sand the surface
  • Repaint it.

  1. Stained wall

If there are stains on the walls mostly caused by improper priming job, take an immediate action.

  • Clean the area properly first with trisodium phosphate (TSP) and leave it to dry.
  • Apply an oil-based undercoat over the affected areas
  • Let it dry before you repaint.

  1. Flaking paint

When the walls come in contact with moisture and start seeping in it, flaking paint happens. It is also possible when you paint on the damp surface. To fix it,

  • Scrape away the flaking paint using a paint scraper or wire brush
  • Sand the area with coarse sandpaper first and fine sandpaper later
  • Focus especially on smoothening the edges between painted and sanding areas as the new paint layer can highlight that area.
  • Finally, prime and repaint.

  1. Mold and mildews

Mold and mildews often appear in the room with high moisture levels such as bathroom and kitchen. Before you start working on it, make sure to take safety precautions such as wearing eye-wear, proper clothing and gloves as both the mildew and the chemicals you are using can cause an adverse effect on human body. Now,

  • Wash the surface with TSP, bleach, water and firm brush from bottom to top to avoid staining the surface. Read the label of chemicals for safety precautions and do not use it on finished wood and metal as it can damage it.
  • Let it dry for two days, then apply primer with mildew protection.
  • Repaint with double coats of best paints as top quality paints found in Nepal prevent the mildew from regrowing.

Choose the best one from the varieties of shades for your walls

The room automatically looks better when we match it with the walls colors. For that reason, people are getting more inclined to interior designing and are spending more money in beautifying their walls. They want to stand out from the crowd and make people drop their jaw when they see their home. Interior designing, in Nepal, is also about adding new zing to the home environment making home a beautiful place for ourselves where we spend most of our time.

These days, with a lot of options on designing our home, we are getting attracted by the way how simple tweaks can make our space comfortable and beautiful. Along with the interior color, exterior wall painting is also gaining popularity and with wide varieties of product and color available at the paint dealer, it makes it easier to paint different patterns which have become a trend nowadays in Nepal. People are painting their home’s nooks and corners in different shades giving it a different style and a new shine.

Also, some people think that only new home can be painted and modified. But, with changing time, growing technology and skills, remodeling and painting has become much easier and getting popular. People can just remodel and color their old place or rooms as per need and can stun the people with the whole new magnificent look. All you need is to do consult professional advisors who can give you a proper professional advice and help you in to calculate the cost to keep the budget in check.

Even if you are concerned about the budget, try not to buy cheap paints available in the market that looks budget friendly but may not be durable and worth the saving. You can find various ranges of products from expensive to cheap, simple to shiny, as people have a wide range of preferences. Manage your painting budget and dive right in to start painting your walls make sure to not compromise with the quality. And for those who can afford to spend more, obviously get the perks of getting to use high quality paints and designs.

Go grab your painting tools and start working on it and fall in love with the end result making the right choices. Happy painting!

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Super Important Tips To Protect Yourself While Painting

Be it while painting or doing any job, taking safety precaution is the most crucial thing as it is always better to be safe than sorry.  Luckily, those protecting equipment are inexpensive and is readily available in Nepal.

Usually, the safety precautions are taken for hands and eyes of the painter and good thing is the needed safety equipment may already be in your storeroom or garage in Nepal.

The most essential item for surface preparation before applying wall colors is a pair of cloth gloves you normally use for gardening in Nepal. Wear it while scraping, sanding, wire brushing and other tasks of surface preparation to protect yourself from splinters, cuts, and blisters and to avoid it from ruining your day.

You would need cloth gloves for surface preparation as well, as rubber gloves come handy while dealing with just bleach solution to remove mold and mildews or when working with any type of paint remover or acidic material. After completing your paint job, wear it again if you are using mineral spirits or paint to clean up the tools and equipment.

After securing hands for the paint job, make sure to protect your eyes as well. Wear safety goggles especially while working with bleach, acid, or any harsh chemicals on the walls to prevent any contact with eyes. Similarly, wear goggles while scraping, wire brushing, sanding and while painting overhead as well as the wall paints can fall in the eyes. Coming to sanding process, while doing it, wear a dust mask to prevent from inhaling any type of small dust particles. Last but not the least, if you are spray painting, do not forget to wear a vapor respirator in order to prevent from inhaling paint particles and fumes in Nepal.

Even though these tips may look minor, however if ignored, this can not only cause an adverse effect on your health in long term, but it can cause serious injuries as well. You have taken painting project in your own hands, it is wise to take care of your own safety as well.

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