There are different types of paint that you can use depending on what you want to paint and for what purpose.
In general, we can find these classifications: enamels, varnishes, aerosols among others; each one with physical and chemical properties that must be taken into account when choosing the right product. Either by the type of surface to be applied, the aesthetic character, or the finish you want to give.
What is it used for?
Enamel paints are considered to be the most suitable for creating resistant and smooth films. They are ideal for renovating metal and wood surfaces.
It is one of the types of paint that works well both outdoors and indoors due to its resistance to external factors or shocks. They form thinner and smoother films than plastic paint; protecting the surfaces on which they are applied so they are perfect for materials that will be exposed to rain or wind. You can also use them inside your home on windows, furniture, doors, and even in kitchens to protect the surface from splashes, stains, and scratches. There are two different types; solvent and acrylic enamels.
2. Plastic paint
What is plastic paint used for?
Plastic paint is the most common when painting interior spaces such as the walls of a house.
It is one of the most used to paint interior walls, although depending on the product it can also be used outdoors. It is a paint that dries quickly, is odorless, and is very easy to clean. It is also quite opaque and it is not necessary to apply many coats to achieve a homogeneous result. You can choose from a wide variety of colors, finishes and is also quite economical. And the best thing is that you can also use it on furniture, incredible, isn’t it?
What is varnish for?
The varnish is one of the most suitable materials for working with furniture and all kinds of wooden surfaces. It protects the surfaces on which it is applied.
It is a product widely used in do-it-yourself works and interior decoration projects. It is one of the most suitable materials for working with furniture and all types of wood surfaces. The function of the varnishes is to protect the furniture against the aggressions of the climate, the passage of time, and problems such as woodworm. It also serves to give the furniture a perfect finish and make the wood stand out and look better. There are many types and that is why it is very important to choose the most suitable for each type of work.
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4. Chalk paint
What is chalk paint used for?
They are widely used to renovate wooden furniture, although they can be used on all types of surfaces.
Chalk paint, also known as chalk paint or chalk paint, is a water-based paint that has a matte finish similar to the appearance of chalk and is perfect for giving furniture and decorative objects that beautiful powdery finish typical of the romantic, vintage or shabby chic style that is now so popular in decoration blogs.
With chalk paint you can renovate or decorate almost any type of piece as it is a really versatile product; from a flower pot to a metal watering can, to an old cupboard or even a glass jar.
5. Painting with effects
What is it for?
These are products designed to achieve specific decorative results on walls or furniture.
In addition to the most common paints, there are a lot of decorative effect paints to give a more original and daring image to your walls or furniture. They are usually designed for indoor use; although you can find some that work very well outdoors as well. Dare to use it!
6. Spray paint or aerosol paint
What are spray paints for?
They will allow you to quickly paint all kinds of surfaces in a quick and easy way.
The spray paint, also known as aerosol paint, is a very particular product that is used to make quick works on small surfaces. Although its best-known use is the realization of graffiti, it is also used in decoration projects and furniture restoration. They are very useful to cover those parts in which the brush does not give a good result. The spray paint can be applied to different types of materials, especially on wood, metal, and ceramics.
Translated and adapted by Noobuzz staff.