FAQ for House Painting

Question For house painters Sydney

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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