Paint is used to protect (metal to retard corrosion, and a building to help protect it from the elements), preserve, decorate (add festive trim to a room’s interior by adding color) or add functionality to an object or surface by covering it with a pigmented coating (by modifying light reflection or heat radiation off a surface and the use of color to identify hazards or to identify the function of an equipment). Physically, paint is a mixture of four important elements: Pigments, Additives, Binders and Solvents.
The Paint colours palette include warm tones and cool tones. The warm tones evoke energy, playfulness while the cool tones are relaxing and meditative. So the choice of colours is dictated by the function of the room, the climate, the amount of light in the room.
ARCHITECT EXPLAINS: One of the most often asked queries by my clients is about Paints. Because of the advertisements, the choices and the types of paints available today, people are undecided as to which is suited for their needs. As an Architect, practising in Bangalore, I use the practical experience gained over 20 years to advise my clients:
PAINTS – COLOURS: The incredible choice and colours that are available in today’s market will confuse anyone. So for deciding the right colours, I prefer to guide my clients to the following pages, wherein I have discussed the Colour wheel, Colour groups, Colour themes and their effects on our well-being:
- Paint Colours
- Paint Colour Wheel
- Paint Colour Groups
- Paint Colour Themes
- Paint Effect of Colours
- Vastu and Colours
MAINTENANCE: Even after the completion of a building an often asked question is about the defects in the painting. The first painting will not be as perfect as you imagine it because the cement, plaster tend to absorb pigments from the paint. However this problem is solved on the second painting. For a better understanding you can go to these posts:
PAINT COMPANIES: I trust brands that have been in the market for years because I see that the maintenance costs are much less compared to cheaper, unknown brands. Here I have listed some of the Paint brands that I have used in my projects and am satisfied with:
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