Have you been thinking of giving your home a new lick of paint? Perhaps you’ve moved into a new house and you want to make it feel more like your home? A new coat of paint will do wonders. Perhaps you’ve been looking at different paints but the choice is overwhelming… how will you choose the right one? Should you go for water-based paint or oil-based paint? Do you need to use a primer?
These are all questions that might be going through your mind. To help you, I’m focusing on my preferred type of paint – emulsion paint. My house is painted head to toe in emulsion paint, it’s an odour-less water-based paint perfect for interiors. To further explain everything about emulsion paint, I’ve partnered up with Kent Blaxill, emulsion paint supplier.
Why Kent Blaxill?
As Wood Create explains, Kent Blaxill is a family-owned business that started as a small shop on Colchester High Street in 1838. Now, this business has evolved into a leading kitchen and bathroom specialist that has branches all across the country. With years of experience and expertise, I thought that the team at Kent Blaxill were the right people to explain the ins and outs of emulsion paint.
What is emulsion paint?
Also known as paint emulsion or simply as emulsion, emulsion paint is a water-based paint with vinyl or acrylic. This type of paint is often used for interior walls and ceilings.
What are the benefits of using emulsion paint?
Pros: quick drying, good coverage, odourless and no cracks.
As a water-based paint, emulsion paint will dry quickly and will make cleaning paintbrushes, paint rollers and any other decorating tools much easier. Emulsion paint is also odourless, will provide good coverage and will not crack.
Which emulsion paint to buy?
There are many great-quality emulsion paints available for sale but which one is the right one for you? It will depend on what you are trying to achieve and the surface you want to paint. Rock N Roller Baby shared the most sought-after paints by Tikkurila, a leading Nordic brand, including Tikkurila Anti Reflex 2 and Tikkurila Optiva Matt 5. Other popular emulsion paints include Dulux Trade Vinyl Matt and Farrow and Ball Modern Emulsion.
Whether you want to re-paint a specific room in your home or do a full home makeover, DIY Daddy Blog recommends establishing a colour scheme first. Before purchasing your favourite colour and start painting the walls, consider choosing a basic colour scheme first and then take this colour scheme from room to room (and complementing it with other colours and you see fit!).