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Few Things You Need to Know About Interior Painting

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Different paint finishes have some advantages and some disadvantages. So, you should get the awareness about such things according to your need you have to select best one from them.

  • Depth and texture can be added by colors. So, you have to choose the right color for your home, then dull room becomes beautiful, warm space.
  • you have to consider the imperfections and other factors before you start painting. Greater durability is offered by high gloss paint and it is very easy to clean. If your wall has less perfection, the imperfections can be enhanced by high gloss paint. So to hide imperfections flat paint is better, but it is damaged one than gloss paint.
  • Difficult to say that which color will look good on your wall by using small paint sample. Now small sample cans of different colors are being offered by many paint manufacturers. You need not pay much on that, they cost only few dollars, this is better instead of wasting money on a color by experiment.
  • You should know the length of your room, when you want to purchase a paint for your home. You have to consider the surface of walls where are you are painting, how many number of coats are need for that wall. And you can estimate the amount of paint you have to purchase.
  • You should spent 80 percent of your time for doing preparation work. All imperfections will not be covered by paint. You need to take the proper steps to make walls as flat as possible. Before you start painting, you have to clean them. If there is any dust or debris on wall, it may cause to remove the new paint.
  • Any brushstrokes will be flattened by rolling after brushwork, these brushstrokes can be left on the wall. So always do brush work in the corners before you start rolling.
  • Before you paint, you can use simple masking tape to remove any extra fibers. Slight variations can be created by color mixer, if you want to have two shades of color on the same wall then you can use the mixed colors.

These are the things you need to know about interior painting, it may help you to get information about painting.

Filed under Home-and-living
Jul 30, 2010

Why to Use Solar Water Heaters

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If you are thinking of saving your current bills amid gloomy economy, then solar water heaters can prove to be a good solution.

Water heating costs an average house owner, around 15 to 30 percent of the total home energy use. Using solar power, you can cut costs of this extra amount you spend on heating water daily, as using gas or electricity is not required in this process. This also lessens the pollution raised by usage of gas and electricity to some extent at least.

For this you need to invest some amount initially which you can get back within five years of installation in the form of savings. There are various categories in solar systems, which can cost you around $1000 to $3000 for installation. It is estimated that we can get back around $500 in the first year of installation itself.

With this one time investment, you can save thousands of dollars in your entire lifetime.

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Filed under Home-and-living
Apr 15, 2010