Paint selection guide

Do you have to choose paint color? When it comes to instantly refreshing and renewing a room, paint is a key decorating tool. Thanks to technological advances, paints are becoming safer to use. Water based acrylic paints replace oil and solvent based formulas. The new paint colors are highly efficient, contain low concentrations of toxic chemicals and have almost no unpleasant odor. This makes them more environmentally friendly and healthier for us.

Not sure what paint color to choose? These days, paints are available to decorate every surface in your home, from melamine to ceramic tiles. Many of these formulas do not require any special preparation and do not require a primer. There are also multi-surface paints that can be used on plastic as well as masonry.

The choice of paint – destiny

Paint colors are available for walls, ceilings, borders and radiators, while areas such as bathrooms and kitchens benefit from heavy-duty, mildew-resistant coatings that are available in ready-made colors. Specialty paints also include several new finishes such as suede effects, metallics and high gloss lacquers.

If you have a wooden floor that is not particularly attractive or consists of a mix of old and new planks, paint is the perfect camouflage. Alternatively, a well-maintained wooden floor can be treated with a natural or colored stain that allows the structure of the wood to show through. The oils work well with the wood and the translucent gloss wax finishes can be mixed to create attractive muted shades.

Water and oil paints


Water-based paint colors are usually called emulsions and traditionally used only for interior walls and ceilings. However, recent huge advances in paint technology mean that water-based formulations, especially acrylic-based ones, are available for painting all surfaces from wood to metal, both indoors and outdoors. The advantages of these paints over oil-based paints are their purity, less odor and greater environmental friendliness. Solvent-based or oil-based paints are used where a durable and durable finish is required. For example, for wood, masonry and furniture both indoors and outdoors. Although, as mentioned earlier, a new generation of acrylic paints and multi-surface paints offer an alternative.

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