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Which paint for which room?

Which paint for which room?

Between the composition, the colors and the room, choosing the right paint sometimes becomes a headache. All our advice to help you choose the paint you need! In order to choose the right product for the right part, two questions must be asked beforehand: What is the surface to be painted? And what finish do you want? Each surface has its specificity and some paints unfortunately do not adapt to any type of material. It is therefore advisable to adapt the product to the area you wish to paint. This is why there are water paints, say acrylics , easy to apply, odorless, usable on many supports, indoors and outdoors. Most of the time they are murals which dry quickly and have the advantage of not yellowing. Then solvent-based paints, say glycero , are more resistant and give a smoother finish. They are not as environmentally friendly as water-based paints, they smell stronger and they dry more slowly. Another family of paints exists under the name of alkyd-emulsion, halfway between the first two families: a kind of "water glycerol". This works like a Glycero but does not turn yellow and has a very good leaching capacity: a good compromise for little fingers and toes! Finally, in the last category are added specific paints for wood, metals or floors. Which paint is best for the kitchen, bathroom, dining room or our daughter's room, for example? Well, know that it is according to our desires! As the paints are becoming more and more efficient in terms of quality, we can use the paint family that interests us with the sole criteria of its functionality, more or less easy depending on our level of practice. Everyone has their tastes and colors! The decoration market today deploys an astonishing number of styles and inspirations. The style and character of the room, the atmosphere that one wishes to bring to it will be determining elements, as well as their usefulness: do not fall into the trap of poorly adapted painting! Olivier Duriath, creator and manager of Bricolo Factory explains it to us: "The reflections of the rooms are linked to the functions of the particular uses. A room of water, for example, will require a wall which supports humidity and water projections in a small room. Some paintings are more adapted and more resistant to it ". The choice of paint and its color will take into account the size of the room, the existing furniture and the natural and artificial light. On the color side, Olivier Duriath points to a false idea: "A dark room does not necessarily call for light colors. Beware of clichés! We must first think of the atmosphere: if we are for example in a cocooning logic, we will apply colors in very different ways than if the 'we want a more open space! ". We will understand, it is really a matter of feeling. "It's all about visual strategy" finally tells us Olivier Duriath. Like what, everything is tricks and game! So be creative and… brush your teeth!