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.
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 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.
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 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.