Interior House Paints
A good House Painting Supplies
* '''First make a clear plan''' of what you're planning to paint and consider:
** How much punishment will these walls be taking?
** How often would you like to repaint?
** Do you want your walls to be somewhere in between
? Check out this chart of which glosses match which surfaces
** On what surface are you painting?
** How many colors are you using?
** Do you want to texture your walls?
* Next learn about your options and processes:
*** You'll want to prime
your surface first to keep the texture even and improve paint adhesion.
*** Then you'll paint it the color you want.
*** Then you can add another layer for design or texture.
** '''Primer and paint options:'''
***** Smoother finish
***** Better for wood and metal
**** '''100% acrylic'''
formations touch up well and are durable
*** '''Primer''' prepares your surface for painting
**** Learn which kind of primer to apply to which kinds of surfaces at this handy reference guide.
**** Primers are '''applied to''' masonry, plaster, drywall, wood, previously-painted concrete/cinderblock, stucco, poured concrete and stucco, concrete masonry, ferrous metals
***** Use only latex
on galvanized metals
*** '''Paint''' goes on top of the primer, supplying the color, gloss and texture to the surface. Experts all claim that price reflects quality. If you scrimp on paint now, you may pay for it later when you're repainting.
**** Pick your color scheme based on personal taste and with the help of an online color guide
****** Benjamin Moore
- Envision a room's colors before you ever buy the paint. Go to "Let's Paint" to cover a virtual room in your colors of choice.
**** '''Finishes''' matter a great deal to the look of your room
***** Sherwin Williams
has a great guide for which kinds of finishes are best for which surfaces
***** Flat finishes
are good for bedrooms and living and dining rooms where there's less wear and tear
****** Be sure to use latex
Finishes) are less likely to be damaged than flat latex. Good for kitchens, baths and woodwork.
****** Use latex, oil-based/alkyd or Specialty Finishes
***** Specialty/Faux Finishes
are for those times when a regular gloss just won't do
* Then you '''calculate''' how much paint you'll need. Your amount should be based on the size of your room and the number of coats you're using.
—Paint Calculator, to figure out how much to buy.
* '''And then you paint!'''
*** See our article on other painting supplies.
* Price really does reflect quality.
* The big paint companies have comprehensive websites. And some of them even give you small paint samples, like Behr.
* Dark colors require more skill to execute well and are harder to cover up when repainting.
* Let Do It Yourself
teach you all about finishing your job in a fashionable and exciting manner.
For this resource in your home country, please see:
FR: Peinture d'Intérieur