Interior paint, where to buy it in Gauteng
Tip 1: If you are painting the walls and ceilings of living areas like the living room, bedroom and dining room it is best to buy flat (non-shiny) finish paint.
Tip 2: In areas that receive a lot of traffic like the kitchen, bathroom as well as doors, windows and trim you should buy semi-gloss finish paint because they are easier to clean and provide a tougher finish.
Tip 3: Generally speaking, an all-round paint ideal for most areas in the house is latex (water based paint). It is highly durable, cleans easy and dries quickly.
Tip 4: If you require an extra tough finish for example outside doors and trims, as well as bathrooms it is best to go for alkyd (oil based) paints. It is much more durable, dries slowly and cleans with solvents. But be careful when applying this type of paint it emits a strong smell as it dries.
Tip 5: Before you go to the store to buy interior paint, first calculate how much paint you need. Here is an easy to follow formula: If you are painting the wall, multiply the lengths of the walls around the room by their height. If you are painting the ceiling add the square footage of the ceiling. This formula does not include the doors and windows, however just add 25 – 30% for them to walls and ceiling formula.