Repainting Your House
After you have bought a second hand house or simply when you move into a house as a tenant , we all want to have the house repainted. White-washed as people like to call it. The same applies to own houses as well a few years down the line.
Repainting is required periodically not only to maintain the aesthetics but also to protect the walls. Especially if you have small kids at home who explore their drawing skills on the walls, repainting is all that more important.
Deciding the type of paint is very important. I remember when we whitewashed our house a few years back, we decided to go for oil paint even if was more expensive. The argument in favour of going for oil paint was that stains could be washed off it. However, to our dismay, after the painting was done, the paint was reflecting light like crazy. A matte finish would have been much better even in oil paint.
Repainting is harder than painting your home first time for a lot many reasons. You have to move your furniture around, scrub off the old paint and the painters may not be patient enough to remove the fittings, something that should never be overlooked. What happens is , incompetent painters paint on top of your switchboards, lamp fittings,..etc.
Choosing the colour is also equally important. Never over experiment. You’ve got to live in it later. Choosing a different colour from your existing paint color takes more coats and hence costs more.
Choosing the right painter is also equally important. There are professionals to choose from. If you are up to it, you could also try your hand at it. Do remember to read up on painting and have someone who has already done it supervise it. If you make a mess of it, you can always call for professional help.
Here is a choice of colours from Asian paints website.
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