Choosing the apt paint manufacturer out of the endless options available is not an easy task. This becomes even more difficult when you look at the options each manufacturer offers you. You can always compare the available options and make the right choice. Below mentioned are a few parameters which will come handy when you sit to choose amongst the paint companies.
Check for the green quotient: When getting your home walls painted your first priority would be the safety of your loved ones and the environment KAWS GONE – BLACK . Many paint manufacturers make use of toxic solvents in paints that make them severe health hazardous. Lead is an active ingredient used by a majority of paints providers in India and abroad in paints. Exposure to lead can cause irritation in the eyes, allergies and other serious health complications. This also is a threat to the environment, as a solution to this problem responsible paint manufacturers have started the concept of lead-free paints. These paints do not contain lead in any form. By making use of such paints you can be sure of giving your walls and the surroundings better protection. While looking out for paint companies do check if they produce lead-free paints.
Do a colour patch test on your home walls: Every paint company has its own shade card that will help you in choosing the colours you desire. However paint hues tend to differ when applied on different surfaces. For instance a light yellow shade would look different on paper when compared to on a wall. This is the reason it is best you get your selected sample paints applied over the walls that need to be painted in the form of a patch. Even the type of paint and its finish matters, a gloss effect is far away from a matt finish. One can understand this difference clearly with the help of such tests you can then settle for the paint that is apt for your walls.
Painting services: Often paint companies provide extra services along with their products. There are brands that will help you in finalizing the colour schemes for each of your home room that requires painting. While some will have painting experts that will get your home painting job done in the best way. This way instead of hunting for locally available contractors you can actually rely on your paint provider for such services. This would cost you slightly more but the guarantee and reliability factor that comes along with them is something an unknown contractor may not be able to offer.
Lead paint has been a cause of many health concerns for many decades. The concern is still very high today as well. All houses that have been built before the year of 1978 have lead paint used in their construction. Because these houses aren’t demolished and are passed down from family to family, lead paint removal has not taken place in them. The use of lead paints started when it was found that these paints, that were made using lead, proved to be better in colour and in appearance while being durable and protecting the paint from moisture. But even with all these benefits, lead paint is very harmful to the environment and the people. Due to the harm it causes, a ban was imposed on lead paints in the 1970’s. Any houses that were built before 1978 now have to be verified to be lead free before they are sold.
Lead paint removal is very important because it is very harmful for people. It can be fatal. It is very harmful for kids and pregnant women because it has been proven that it can cause reproductive and neurological damage. If, by mistake, someone ingests it in the form of paint dust or chips, there can be significant damage to their bodies. Apart from these reasons, which demand its removal, painters and contractors need to be certified by the state to carry out lead paint removal in homes. Exposing this paint’s dust during renovation can increase the risk of its harm to people in the area.
You should get your house tested if you feel that lead paint removal has not taken place in your home. There are some testing procedures that can be used to determine if there is any of it in your house. There is some paint kits that you can purchase to test the paint used in your house, on your own. These tests may not be as accurate as the commercial tests. You cannot use these ‘do-it-yourself’ test results to state the lead risk of your house officially. You will have to have commercial tests take place in your house to state the results officially. You should have a company to test the paint in your house to see if it is harmful. If it is, you should have removal take place immediately.
If your house had lead paint used on it before and has had the original layer of paint covered with several other coats of paint over the years, the chances are that the paint won’t be much of a threat to you and your family. The covering up of it can reduce the damage. If you see that the new layers of paint are chipping off, or some cracks are visible in the new layers of paint, its removal must take place before you decide to have another coat of paint put on the walls. The removal has to take place very carefully and it is advised that you don’t do it yourself. You should have experts do the removal of it in your house.