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The different uses of paint

uses of paint

The different uses of paint

The great thing about paint is that it is so incredibly versatile – whether the intended use is a child’s art project, a large-scale garden fence or the walls of your home, it is guaranteed that there is a paint specifically designed to suit any purpose.

 

Industrial

Within any industry setting, paints often need to be durable and quick-drying so that business can resume as quickly as possible. The durability and lifespan of the paint can be improved with the use of primer before applying the paint to the surface, and a top coats once the layer of paint has dried. Industrial paints also often come in larger quantities, as a larger surface area usually needs to be covered. If the paints were to be used in a chemistry industry setting, for example, specialist paint would need to be used to ensure that it does not react with any chemicals present. Paints are also specialised should they need to be applied to specific surfaces, like metal, for example.

 

Decorative

Decorative paints are for use in homes, but also for use anywhere that needs to look attractive – a business, for example. These paints often come in a wide variety of colours and textures to match up with any specific requirements that you may have for your space. A popular choice for decorative paints is emulsion – this is basically the pigment of the colour mixed with a synthetic resin that binds with water to form the basis of the paint. Most use emulsion for decorative purposes as it has less of a paint smell and is easy to apply.

 

Outdoor

Paints for your outdoor needs are generally specialised to be applied on wood – wooden fences, decking and patios. This paint is the most durable, as it needs to withstand weather conditions and precipitation. A preserver can be applied before the paint to help it withstand moisture and keep the colour for longer. You could also opt for an oil as opposed to a paint for your decking or fences can – they leave a slight colour which enhances the look of the wood, instead of an opaque colour.

 

Agricultural

Agricultural paints are hard-wearing and available in lots of different colours, for use in a farming environment. Paints can be used on tractors, barns, and steel, to name only a few possible uses. Primers are specifically designed for use on ferrous materials (iron) so that they are perfect for tractors.

The benefits of using a paint primer

paint primer

The benefits of using a paint primer

 

A new lick of paint will have your home looking fresh and new in no time – it’s an inexpensive way to update your home for the new season, or just add a small change to the room if it’s looking a bit tired. If you’re considering painting your walls, then make sure you apply a paint primer first – not only will it make the colour of your paint more vibrant, but it will keep the paint looking fresher for longer.

It saves you money and time

 

With a paint primer, you end up using less paint than you would normally, as the primer acts as a sealant to produce a smooth canvas. There’s no need for layer upon layer of paint to get a consistent finish, and so not only will you save some valuable time, you’ll save some money too.

 

It allows you to paint any surface

 

If you’re painting an obscure surface like vinyl, for example, it’s common that paint will not bond with the surface and will end up looking patchy, or won’t dry at all. With a paint primer these are problems of the past – just one coat before painting will improve paint adhesion on any surface, so you can paint without problems.

 

It can help your paint last longer

 

Paint will always look great just after it has dried – the colour’s vibrant, the finish is smooth, and everything looks fresh and new. What about in a year or two? It’s a common problem that paint fades or begins to show signs of wear and tear after a while – with a paint primer, you can avoid touch-ups and extra paint jobs.

 

It makes your colours richer

 

Chances are that, if you’re painting on a wall, there’s still paint from a previous job staining certain parts – this can show through and alter the colour of your paint, meaning you don’t end up with the colour that you want. Using a paint primer will hide any marks or previous paint jobs, so that your colour stays vibrant and true.

 

It controls stains

 

Water stains, pen and lipstick are all examples of stains that show through paint – paint primers will block these stains and make sure that your new colour isn’t ruined by previous accidents and mishaps. They allow you to start every new layer with a clean, unmarked canvas.