Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Types Of Different Paint

By Tony Vizard

There are many different paints, stains, and varnishes that are available today and this can make choosing paint a headache for anybody that has no idea what they are looking for.

Paint falls into two main categories, oil based and water based.

Varnishes and stains also fall under the same categories.

Oil based paints have a gloss, semi gloss, or matte finish.

It wears well and it provides an easy clean surface.

It is good to use oil based paint on doors, windows, or just about anywhere that needs to have a finish that provides a protection.

If you need a good washable surface you can also use oil based paint on ceilings and also on walls.

If you consider to paint your walls, you should know that you have to remove an wallpapers. If you paint over the wallpaper, it will be a lot harder to remove it in the future.

Now talking a bit about water based paint. It is a low easier to paint with this type because all the tools you use are washable with water.

When painting your ceilings or walls water based paint is a good choice and also good for textured surfaced outside.

On any new surface it is a good idea to use an undercoat or a primer.

This will help because it will prevent the paint from being absorbed.

Also by doing this it gives the paint something to stick to.

The primer or the under coat that you use should be from the same manufacture.

For a hint you can use water based primer for oil paint but you can't use an oil based primer for water based paint.

The coats of paint that you will need depend on how porous the surface being painted is and the thickness that the paint is applied.

And of course, the higher quality of paint you buy, the more you will pay, but the less you will spend.

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