Re-painting your home is a daunting task. Some rely on paint companies to do the job for you. Hiring a painting service can also be expensive. But if you want to paint it yourself, consider the basics; and consider the time and effort you put into painting your home.
Nowadays there are many types of paints, some with different surface treatments, others for a specific application. Choosing the right color may seem confusing at first, but once you have planned what theme to paint your home with and figured out the work and finishes you want, the choice is pretty easy.
Your home has two paint bases: solvent-based (oil or alkyd) and water-based (latex). Oil paints dry slowly, which usually takes up to 24 hours. The best cleaning agent for oil paintings is turpentine or paint thinner. Latex paints have the advantage that they dry relatively quickly, but this is not desirable in hot weather or in direct sunlight. The best cleaning of latex paints requires only soap and water. So if you are painting the inside of your home, it is recommended that you use water-based paints, while solvent-based paints are recommended for the outside of your home.
There are different water-based or solvent-based paints that produce different surfaces, measured by their gloss coefficient. “Luster” is a term used to describe the degree of light reflection in a painting. Due to the lower gloss of the interior or exterior paint, it is less stain-resistant.