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Different Paint Types to consider for Indoor Remodeling

There are several different kinds of paint, and all paints serve different purposes. Depending upon your specific needs, you have to pick accordingly. We shared a detailed guide on all the common paint types with various paint finishes that should be considered for indoor remodeling. Whether you are remodeling your kitchen, renovating your bathroom, or doing a full home overhaul, the use of paint can’t be denied. Painting is the essential décor utility of a home. An easy clean finish with just a few coats of paint at affordable prices can refresh the look of your hallway, bedroom, and kitchen. Paint Types for Indoor Remodeling The comparison between oil-based paints and water-based paints never meets an end. Different types of paint are recommended for indoor remodeling. Below is a guide to common paint types for indoor remodeling. All with their purpose of use in addition to the pros and cons of each paint. If you are looking for choosing a paint type for your upcoming remodeling project, you will find this guide helpful.   Whitewash Whitewash is the easiest surface to cover with sealant paint. The whitewash paint is made by mixing the powder with chalk and slaked lime with water in equal proportions. Not as good as the colored dies, but whitewash can brighten up the walls. Whitewash can decorate, sanitize, and protect the walls. Acting as an insect-repellent whitewash, it provides a non-toxic and safe coating at affordable prices. Mixing whitewash with Fevicol makes the adhesiveness better and the coats last longer.   Paint Distemper Distemper paint is made by mixing water as a base with lime and a coloring pigment. You can choose any of the colored pigments depending on your interests. Distemper paints last up to three to five years, while whitewash only lasts for a few months. Distemper paint has moderate prices. Distemper provides a modern look to your interior and is a great indoor paint to choose which is readily available in different colors.   Emulsion Paint Emulsion paint is a type of paint that consists of synthetic resin bounded with a pigment. The paint is called emulsion because the pigments are dispersed in the emulsifying agent, increasing the durability of these paints. Emulsion paint does not require any pre-surface treatment of the walls just a simple wipe-out for removing dirt and debris is enough. You can apply emulsion paint by spraying and brushing. Emulsion paints are easy to use and have a moderate cost. Emulsion paints can give gloss and matte finishes to your indoors with low odor and higher levels of shine.   Cement Based Paint Initially, cement-based paints were used to hide out cracks in the concrete. Over time cement-based paints started to be used in both interior and exterior of homes. They are the most durable long-lasting water-resistant paints. Cement-based paints are available in a wide variety of colors. For resisting grime accumulation and stopping water penetration inside the interior walls cement-based paints are widely used.   Anti-Condensation Paint Anti-condensation paints prevent water condensation over the windows and walls giving them a satin finish. These paints contain tiny beads that reflect and repel warm air back into the room helping in maintaining the temperature of the room. Anti-condensation paint coat prevents the building from moisture accumulation. These paints act as water repellents by providing an effective amount of thermal insulation. Anti-condensation paints are very effective and convenient in stopping harmful fungi from growing. Their moisture-repellent ability makes them the ideal choice for use in kitchens, bathrooms, and other utilities.   Lead Paints Paints containing more than 5% lead oxide concentration are referred to as lead paints. Lead in paint speeds up the drying time and increases the durability of the paint. Lead-based paints leave a fresher appearance on the surfaces than non-lead paints. Despite their numerous features, lead paints are banned in some parts of the world because of their adverse environmental effects. Lead paints are more corrosion resistant. Different compositions of lead produce different colors in lead-based paints. That’s why lead paints are available in a variety of colors.   Water Based Paints Major Solvent: Pigment is suspended in water for water-based paints.  Sheen: Water-based paints have a comparatively lower sheen than oil-based paints. Water-based paints maintain their sheen for longer periods. Durability: Water-based paints are more flexible with contraction and expansion and are best for surviving different weather conditions. Hence, it lasts longer than oil-based paints. Surface Tolerance: Water-based paints can absorb moisture and aren’t affected by moisture content over the surface. Drying Time: Water-based paints dry faster as compared to oil-based paints. Water-based paints usually take around 30 minutes to a few hours to dry. Paint Cleaning: Water-based paints can be easily cleaned with the use of soap and water. Latex Paint Latex paints refer to water-based paints that are widely used for interior walls to get a high gloss finish. These paints dry quickly, are easy to clean, and are also inexpensive. Their simple use and availability in a variety of color grades made them the most widely used interior paints. Acrylic Paint Latex paint with a higher solid polymer count and an acrylic binder is referred to as acrylic paint. They are mainly used by artists for sketching and painting because they are quick to dry paint. Using acrylic paint for the interior can provide you with exceptional results. Acrylic paints used on the walls can create a superior and elegant color look with great color retention.   Oil Based Paints Major Solvent: Pigment particles are suspended in oil or oil varnish in oil-based paint. Sheen: Oil-based paints have a higher sheen, but that sheen doesn’t last long. It gets dull with the passage of time as they attract dirt and debris. Durability: Oil-based paints give a hard finish which is good for providing resistance to wear and tear. But this brittle nature can initiate crack formation within the paint coat over a larger period. Surface Tolerance: Oil-based paints are water repellents and hence don’t adhere firmly to the surface

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