Choosing the right paint for your home goes beyond simply selecting an attractive colour. It is a decision that can influence the durability, protection and aesthetics of your spaces. At Bartolomé Bas Pintores, we are passionate about helping you make informed decisions, ensuring that every surface in your home not only looks stunning, but is also protected and durable.
Interior walls are the canvas of our décor and the reflection of our personality in the home. Their appearance can influence the perception of space, lighting and the overall ambience of the room.
Types of paint
- Water-based (latex) paint: This is the most popular choice for interiors. Its quick drying, easy application and clean-up make it ideal for weekend projects. It is also less toxic and has a less strong odour than oil-based paints. However, it is important to remember that not all water-based paints are equal; some offer better wash and stain resistance than others.
- Oil-based paint: Although its use has declined over time due to its strong odour and long drying time, it is still the choice of many professionals for certain jobs. Its finish is smooth, tough and durable, making it perfect for mouldings, doors and high traffic areas.
Finishes and their impact
- Matt: This dull finish is perfect for hiding small imperfections in the wall. It is ideal for living rooms, bedrooms and ceilings. However, it can be more susceptible to stains and marks, so care should be taken in high traffic areas.
- Satin: With a slight sheen, satin finish is an excellent in-between option that combines the best of matt and semi-gloss. It is durable, easy to clean and is commonly used in kitchens, bathrooms and hallways.
- Semi-gloss and gloss: These finishes are ideal for areas that require frequent cleaning. Their high reflectivity can make imperfections more noticeable, so it is essential to prepare the surface well before painting.
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The exterior of your home is your calling card to the world. In addition to aesthetics, exterior paint plays a crucial role in protecting you from the elements.
Weather can be a constant challenge for our facades. From intense summer sun to winter rains and snowfall, it is essential to choose a paint that can withstand the conditions in your region.
- Humid areas: If you live in an area with high humidity or frequent rainfall, it is crucial to opt for paints that offer resistance to mould and algae growth.
- Sunny areas: In places with strong sun exposure, paints with UV protection can prevent premature fading and keep the colour vibrant for longer.
Surface type and preparation
Preparation is the key to a durable finish. Each material, whether brick, stucco, wood or metal, has its own unique needs.
- Brick: Although a durable surface, brick can be porous. It is essential to use a suitable primer before painting to ensure good adhesion.
- Stucco: Stucco can develop cracks over time. Before painting, it is vital to repair these imperfections and clean the surface thoroughly.
- Wood: Wood is susceptible to moisture and insects. It is crucial to treat and seal it before applying paint.
Ceilings are often overlooked, but the right choice of paint can completely transform a space, making it appear more spacious and luminous.
Matt finish for ceilings
Matt finish is the preferred choice for ceilings because of its ability to hide imperfections and evenly reflect light. In addition, because it has no reflections, it does not detract attention and keeps the focus on the décor and furnishings.
Reflective paints to maximise light
If your goal is to maximise light in a room, especially in spaces with little natural light, consider paints with reflective properties. These paints can help disperse natural and artificial light, making a space appear brighter and more welcoming.
In conclusion, choosing the right paint is a fusion of beauty, functionality and protection. At Bartolomé Bas Pintores, we understand the specific needs of each home and offer customised solutions to transform and protect your spaces. With the right preparation and our expertise in quality products, we guarantee impressive and long-lasting results for your home.