How Much Paint Should I Buy?
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How much paint should I buy?
You can easily learn the approximate quantity of paint you need by following the following stages.
Room Floor Width (cm):
Room Floor Height (cm):
Total Value of the Window and Door Areas (m²) Length(cm):
Which Accessories for Which Colors?
Choosing an accessory harmonious with the colors you selected shall show your house both warmer and more decorative.
If you prefer dark colors, you can create a contrast structure with the light color accessories.
You can apply the paint on an area of at least 1 m2 in order to decide more accurately for the color of the place to be painted. You should consider the light conditions of the room. Some colors may seem completely different under natural light and electricity light. In order to decide the harmony of the selected color with the furniture in the room, you should place such furniture preferred around the painted area and then decide.
First of all, paint appropriate for the surface should be selected and if auxiliary materials are needed, due attention should be paid so that these are harmonious with the surface and the paint. The quality ones should be preferred when buying the paint. Cheap and poor quality paints end up with the same cost with the quality paints on the basis of square-meters. The saving made for a little amount can result in large losses in future
Any quality of paints, primes and thinners are available in the market. However, it is recommended to use paint, primer and thinner which is appropriate for the surface in order to achieve optimum results from the application. When selecting paint, it should be checked whether the product purchased meets TSE standards, and whether the producer company has ISO 9000 certificate. The color to be used in the interior and exterior spaces should be testes on a small surface in order to see its appropriateness for the place.
Cleaning Newly Painted Walls
When selecting the paint, we should not only consider the color, but also the quality and environment-consciousness of the paint.
We should prefer the paints which have modern production conditions respecting human health, and which are produced by policies that support recycling, and are environment-conscious.
Correct Temperature, Drying Time
Oily, dirty and moist condition of the surfaces to be painted, poor ventilation of the place, insufficient oxygen in the medium, inappropriate temperature and humidity, addition of incorrect thinner into the paint and destruction of the drying balance delay drying.
This generally is a problem attributable to the synthetic based paints. Synthetic based paints dry by oxidation. Longer time is required for evaporation of the solvent (thinner) in the structure and for penetration of the oxygen into the structure, when compared to the water based paints .
In general, it is easier and faster to work with a roller on the wide surfaces (walls). Brush is always needed at the corners, wooden surfaces such as doors, windows etc.
If we are to generalize; synthetic brushes can be used for water based paints, natural bristle brushes for oil paints, long pileous rollers for creating rough and decorative surfaces, very short pileous rollers for smooth surfaces.