The first impression is the last impression and in the case of home, it means its exteriors. Even if the perfect shades of wall paints and other factors do not create the last impression just by looking at the exteriors, it definitely creates an impression about what to expect inside, right? So what is the impression are you trying to portray with its exteriors, be it in terms of wall colors or style in Nepal? For the right impression in a quick and easy way, follow these tips.
Paint the front door
Everyone gets in from the front door and if its paint is chipped or faded, it looks like the whole house is uncared. So, a fresh coat of paint can brighten up its appearance giving a warm welcome to the eyes of visitors.
Paint the trim and shutters
With a fresh coat of paint on trim and shutters, it is possible to not just add style to it but protect it against all types of weather as well.
Refresh the railing’s look
Even if you really manage to keep the overall paint of the house fresh, if the paint on your iron railing is chipping, it is going to make your house look ill-maintained. So, take time to sand and repaint it for polished, inviting, and well-managed look.
Install new number plates
If your house number plates are faded or rusty already, it is time to replace them, not just to improve the look of your house but to make it easier for people to find you as well.
Install new lights
If light fixtures of your home are outdated, consider replacing it with an attractive one. Consult an electrician if the wirings are tricky and if they are not, you can do it yourself easily.
These are not so hard to get done painting and fixing projects. All you need to do is give it some time to give a quick upgrade to the walls and overall look of your home in Nepal.
If you are tired after looking at the same old monotonous wall colors for years, it is time to change it into interesting shades which not just soothes eyes but refreshes mind as well. Bonus point: it adds extra beauty to your walls in an inexpensive way but that is not it. Other reasons why to paint useful for homes in Nepal are mentioned below.
To increase the value of the property
Beautified fresh walls no doubt enhance the real estate value of your home making it look attractive to buyers.
To protect walls from the extreme weather
Wallpaints protect the exteriors from all types of weather, be it rain, sun, or wind. A coat of high quality paints is also effective to save walls from the atmospheric pollution which is getting extreme in Nepal.
To improve the functional characteristics of the home
The right use of paint can change the environment of home as well as the temperature of it. Simply apply white paint which contains IR reflective pigment to cool your roof. Pigments and additives in it also work on improving the aesthetic and functional properties of it.
To prevent before it needs cure
Protecting walls from weeds is essential as it can cost too much money if it manages to deepen its roots on the surface. Refreshing the paint prevents molds and mildews as well as dirt from settling on the surface.
To protect from the environment
Using environment-friendly paint protects your abode from the adverse effect of global warming and climate change.
To make it waterproof
A coat of waterproof paint can ensure you that your home is now resistant to wear and tear. The latex paint available in the market assures extension of not just the life of the paint but of your walls as well.
If you are planning to start off with your first DIY project of beautifying your walls with beautiful shades, do not panic with all the tasks you need to get done. It definitely requires a lot of preparation while starting off a painting project, so to ease the process, begin with the list of proper tools with which you can complete the task with little to no stress in Nepal. Read on to find out about three of the essential tools needed to make your painting project a success.
Drop cloth or tarpaulin
The first thing you need to put in “to buy” list is drop cloth or tarpaulin to cover areas you do not want the paint to stain. You would never know when paint might spill and cleaning it up later can turn out to be the tough task for later. So, while painting, ensure the floors are well covered so that you can just fold up the tarp or drop cloth put it away without any mess.
If you want to get clean straight lines like a professional painter while painting the edges and corners of walls, get a painter tape from your nearest paint dealer. It is the most underrated accessories of a painter in Nepal which gives a professional result without any fear of messing up the lines.
Different types of Brushes
If you are quite unsure about the types of brushes you would need for your paint job, purchase a variety pack containing brushes of different shapes and sizes. It would be annoying if you find out the type of brush you need is missing while you are painting. Be ready with your weapons to overcome all the difficulties of DIY with confidence and readiness.
These three materials are just among the other materials you need to carry out your painting project. You can research the rest according to your needs and choices. Make sure you are fully prepared before commencing it.