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How long should I wait before using a recently painted room?

Modern paints are much better in this regard than older types of paint – there is less chemical smell and much less chemical residue in the air. Nonetheless we recommend airing out the room with open windows and fan, and waiting several days before sleeping in the area.

Young children and pregnant women should be kept completely away from recent paintwork. Wait at least a week.

Can exterior paint be used indoors?

It could be, but there is usually no reason. Exterior paint tends to be more expensive, and offers no real advantage. It also takes longer for the chemical smell to dispel. Occasionally some left over external paint is used for internal windowsills or doorframes, but only to use up the excess. There is a small advantage in that external paint on a windowsill will resists fading in the Sun.

Will Glossy paint make a Room more Hot?

This appears to be an internet rumour. External paint type will effect the humidity (rather than heat) of a house, but internal paint finish isn’t going to make much different to the heat or moisture.

Are there any problems in painting over Gloss of Matt finishes?

Matt paint is reasonably easy to paint over, as long as the surface is well cleaned with sugar soap. Unfortunately Gloss paint is difficult to paint over; the new layer of paint will not stick well. The old layer of gloss paint will have to be roughened before the paint can bond properly. Latex paint gives similar problems.

Why Use Gloss Paint?

Gloss paint has traditionally been easier to clean and resisted moisture, so was used in kitchens and bathrooms. But new eggshell paint rivals gloss paint for easy cleaning, so it is mostly a personal preference. Gloss finish paint will tend to show any imperfections.

Should the Ceiling Be Painted First?

Painting the ceiling will prevent any spillage upon the recently painted walls. Otherwise it make no difference. Professionals have few, if any, problems with spillage.

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Talk to the professional at Oppa Painting if you have any questions.


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Interior House Painters Sydney
Over the past few generations paint for interior walls has tended to have three basic finishes, though other types of finishes have appeared on the market more recently.

Gloss House Painting Sydney
This was once the most common type of paint finish, and it is still very common for outdoor use. Gloss paint has a shiny finish that is quite good for repelling water and other moisture. This makes gloss paint quite stain resistant, and for many years it was the only choice for situations prone to staining.
The downside to gloss paint is that it will show any imperfections in the underlying surface, so the walls have to be merticulosly prepared before painting.

Semi-gloss Paint
This is literally a less shiny version of gloss paint. It is almost as water and stain resistant as full gloss paint while still being better at covering up minor surface imperfections. Many home owners considered this a fairly good compromise. It also had less of a chemical smell when frying.

Matt internal House Painting Sydney
This was the third paint option, and probably the most popular for indoor painting over the last two generations. Matt paint has a pleasant chalky texture that does not directly reflect the light, so it covers up minor surface imperfections. Its only reals disadvantage is that is isn’t nearly as stain resistant as gloss paint.

Eggshell paint
This is a more recent development in paint and considered the best option in most interior applications. Eggshell finish has a very light sheen. This light shine cover up surface imperfections almost as well as Matt or flat paint, yet the paint itself is almost as stain resistant as full gloss paint. As an added bonus these modern paints tend to be quite environmentally friendly.

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Check with the painting experts when it comes to what is best for your home. Eggshell finish works well on most room, though kitchens and bathrooms may benefit from gloss paint and its added stain resistance