What wall paint to buy for the Short Guide for Residential Renovators

Choosing the colour and type of wall paint is one of the most important decisions to be made when renovating a flat or finishing a house. It is easy to make a mistake here, which at best will result in the need to repaint, and at worst will end up with the fact that for a long time you will be irritated by the view of a badly selected color. In this guide we suggest you which wall paint to buy, not to regret.
The first step is to determine the type of paint to be used.
Today, a wide variety of paints are available on the market, including latex, acrylic, satin and silicone paints. The choice of a specific room should depend on the room in which it is to be applied to the walls. Another paint is used in the bathroom or kitchen, another in the living room and the children’s room.
Remember that in the so-called wet rooms, the walls must be painted with a paint resistant to moisture and protected against the development of fungi (some paints contain additives of fungicides or silver particles).
Abrasion class
High-quality paints are very resistant to scratching, so they should be chosen for rooms where walls are particularly prone to dirt, e.g. children’s rooms, living rooms or corridors. In this way, the removal of stains or other traces will not be a problem, and this will significantly postpone the next repair in time.
Colour selection
It’s really a big challenge, because it’s very rare that the color on the packaging has a lot in common with reality. What’s more, you can’t trust the samplers in the shops blindly. Remember that there is strong artificial lighting that distorts color.
It is therefore safest to invest in the purchase of paint samples. Some manufacturers sell them in small packages, with a brush attached. In a few dollars you can buy e.g. 5-6 samplers, apply the paint to the wall and after drying judge which colour suits you best.
If you decide to buy paint from a mixer, i.e. from outside the manufacturer’s official sampler, remember to always order a shade that is lighter in tone. If you find out that the colour is not what you imagined, you can easily cover it up with others. Covering very dark paint is much more difficult and often requires a pre-white primer.
The choice of paint is not that easy. It is worth to spend a little more time on it and not to succumb to the temptation of spontaneous purchase (because for example a given color is in promotion).

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