Paint is an indispensable material for home decoration, especially on the wall. In the home decoration, paint on the wall is one of the important construction links. The construction of the paint on the wall is completed, not only for the bright outer coat on the wall of the home, but also for covering some wall construction.
The painted wall area is large, and there are more materials to be used. For the working class, saving materials is the key to saving money. What should you pay attention to when selecting wall coatings? Can you save money better? The following small series gives you three tips for picking paints.
First, reasonable planning to reduce material waste
Before selecting wall coatings, it is necessary to plan the decoration of the home, and where to paint the wall finish? How big is the area to be painted. With reasonable planning, it is possible to avoid the waste of materials.
1. rough room wall paint
The wall decoration of the rough house generally determines how to decorate according to the function of the space. The wall and ceiling of the living room and bedroom can choose to paint the wall, bathroom, kitchen, balcony and other spaces. Because of the more water vapor, it can only be painted on the ceiling. The actual utilization rate of the house is about 80% of the building area, while the kitchen and bathroom are mostly made of ceramic tiles and gussets. The area of these two spaces is generally about 10 square meters.
Therefore, if all the walls of the home are painted, the wall construction area can be calculated as follows: wall paint construction area = (building area × 80% - 10) × 3. For example, if the building area is 88 square meters, the construction area = (88 × 80% - 10) × 3 = 181.2 square meters. The construction of the wall paint is two sides (one primer, two top coats). The amount of wall coating is generally calculated according to one kilogram of latex paint (or primer), which can be used to brush 10 square meters of wall surface. After conversion, 1/10 kg of wall paint is required per square meter of wall surface. Primer dosage = construction area × 1/10; top paint consumption = construction area × 2 × 1/10.
Money saving tips
When planning the wall painting, it is necessary to calculate the amount of coating loss, which is generally calculated according to the 10% loss, which is the most reasonable. 2. Old house renovation wall painting
The old house is refurbished and painted on the wall. It is necessary to consider whether the wall surface is repainted or repaired on the original wall before the decoration. If the original wall surface is not peeled, cracked, powdered, etc., and the area required for brushing is small, it can be sanded and cleaned and directly painted. If the wall renovation area is large and there is a crack in the skin, it is recommended to shovel and repaint.
The calculation of the wall painting area is calculated according to the construction area. There is also a simple calculation method. The construction area = the inner area of the sleeve × 2.5 (or × 3), the door and window can be more than × 2.5, anyway, × 3. However, there are certain discrepancies in the calculation results of this method.
Second, the selection of materials is appropriate
Wall coatings are divided into different types according to different functions, properties, effects and gloss. Different wall coatings have great differences in their properties, characteristics, painting effects and prices. Calculating the wall paint suitable for your home, not only can increase the beauty of the wall, but also the rest of your decoration.
1. Introduction of common wall coatings
Interior decoration wall paint can be divided into latex paint, liquid wallpaper paint, texture paint, real stone paint and art paint according to the painting effect. Commonly used topcoats are latex paint, liquid wallpaper paint, and texture paint. Primers must also be used to brush the wall, and the primer is the necessary media layer between the wall and the finish.
2. Comparison of common coatings
By comparing the effects, characteristics, environmental protection, and price of various commonly used paints, the owners can choose the paint that suits them according to their actual conditions.
3. Check the quality of the paint
When selecting wall coatings, the quality and environmental friendliness of the materials is of the utmost concern. The quality of the wall coating is guaranteed, and the wall after the decoration will last for a long time, and it is not easy to appear peeling, cracking, etc.; the environmentally friendly paint will make the family feel at ease. Of course, to ensure the beauty of the wall, the decoration process and daily maintenance are also essential. Take the purchase of latex paint as an example. Pay attention to the quality and environmental protection of the paint. Look at the appearance, look at the coverage, look at the pollution resistance, look at the water resistance, and look at the environmental protection.
A look at the appearance, the quality of the paint is too thick, no agglomeration, lifted with a brush and lacquer, the paint slowly drops;
Second, look at the coverage; use the paint on the handwriting to see if it can cover;
Third, look at the stain resistance; write on the wall painted with the wall paint, and then wipe it with a wet rag to see if there are traces;
Fourth, look at the water resistance, drip on the wall painted with the wall paint, dry it and see if there is water mark;
Five look at the environmental protection, open the paint cover, close to the smell, to see if there is a pungent smell.
When inspecting the quality of the wall paint, in addition to paying attention to the five, the particle fineness of the paint can be checked if conditions permit. Put a small amount of paint into clear water. If the water quality is clear after mixing, there is no large particles, and the surface coating quality is good.
Third, save money, wonderful choices
If you want to save money and worry about buying paint, in addition to the good planning and material quality before the selection of materials, you need to know some tips for saving money from time to time.
1. Listen to the sound before buying
Lift the paint bucket, shake it, listen to the sound of the material shaking, if the sound of the smashing sound, prove that the material is more water, less than two pounds or the viscosity is not enough, the material quality is not up to standard. If you can hardly hear the sound when shaking, prove that the material meets the specifications.
2. Buy less consumption
At the time of purchase, the consumer can consult the merchant about the number of paints applied and the area of the paint. Don't think that buying a cheaper paint is to save money. Some cheap paints, which are expensive, are not only costly but also labor-intensive.
3. Own color is more economical
Some people like to paint different colors on the wall. If you buy paints of various colors on the market, it is a waste of money. You can choose to buy bulk color paint and white paint, and then proportionate according to the required color, which is more cost-effective than buying off-the-shelf computer color paint.