What do you think about modern interior emulsions?
Emulsion paints are currently the most used for home renovation. So let's expand your knowledge about them, to use them correctly and effectively.
Paints nowadays are not only for decorative purposes – they are complex chemical compounds, They also fulfill a very important function of protection against moisture and corrosion.
Emulsion paints are the most used paints, that is why the methods of their production have been modernized many times. They are becoming more and more effective and their scope of application is expanding.
Emulsion wall paints are water-based. Means, that synthetic binder molecules, usually polyvinyl acetate, they are mixed with the color pigments to form an aqueous suspension. Water evaporates during painting, and the molecules it contains, by connecting with each other, they form a uniform layer on the wall surface. Thanks to these properties, emulsion paints can be diluted with ordinary water.
The binders contained in the paints cause these paints, compared to common glue paints, they are stronger and more durable, they do not change their color any longer and can be washed off with water without fear of damage.
Emulsion paints also allow a small amount of air and moisture to pass through and are non-toxic.
They are cheaper and more convenient to use than oil paints, they dry faster and are easier to apply to the surface, Aqueous solvent causes, that the scent given during painting is not too intense and wears off quickly. Spilled paint can be easily washed off with a damp cloth, but it should be done immediately. This also applies to brushes, which must be washed with water immediately after use.
Before painting with emulsion paint, as well as any other paint, it is very important to properly prepare the surface to be clean and smooth. Emulsion paints, unfortunately, do not cover unevenness on the walls. On the contrary, freshly applied paint will emphasize any unevenness in walls or ceilings. You have to remember about this when deciding to use an emulsion paint. So before you start painting, it is worth it
and prepare the substrate properly. Holes and gaps should be filled with putty or plaster, and after drying, sand it with sandpaper.
Painting the surface
Emulsion paints can be used to paint walls and ceilings. You can use them to paint surfaces such as: plasters, plasterboard, wood, fibreboards and therefore, that they are alkali-resistant – walls joined with mortar, as well as cement surfaces.
Emulsions can be applied over other emulsion paints, as well as for oil paints, but the latter must first be sanded with sandpaper.
Emulsion paints can also be used to paint door frames and window frames. They are cheaper, easier to use and dries faster. Unfortunately, they are definitely less resistant and durable than oil or polyurethane paints.