3 DIY wall painting ideas to try during the quarantine

During the COVID-19 crisis, we all are stuck at home. At this time, you do not need to make yourself a self-improvement project and force yourself to be productive. You may feel like your shades are fading. However, if the artist in you has too much energy that you may want to use effectively, you can turn towards your walls and paint it. If you already have tried your hands on painting, this one is for you. Make the best use of this time and unleash your creativity with wall paints to create beautiful designs in Nepal.

  1. Mountain mural

Tools: Paint, Pencil, and the image you want to draw (optional)

Steps:

  • Sketch a mountain with a pencil. It can be an online image for reference.
  • Start from the bottom while painting.
  • Then, decide if you want to paint the mountain with your hand without an outline or trace the pencil sketch.
  • Choose the shade that would complement the picture as well as the background color of the walls.
  • Geometric accent wall

Tools: Paint, painter’s tape, and paint roller or brush

Steps:

  • Pick the type of pattern, shape, and size of your design. You can stick to a symmetrical pattern.
  • Tape around as planned and apply paint over the wall with a roller.
  • Let it dry and rest.
  • Peel off the tape once the paint is dry and behold your awesome geometric accent wall.
  •  Print and patterns

Tools: Paint, painter’s tape, paintbrush

Steps:

  • Create various sized triangles using painter’s tape.
  • Randomly choose some triangle and paint it completely gray.
  • Then, paint some completely white at random.
  • Over the rest of the shapes, you can be creative and paint in any design you want – stripes, stars, lines, circles, etc.
  • Once the paint dries, remove the painter’s tape off of the wall. This look is awesome for a modern minimalist look.

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.

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 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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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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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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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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