What are enamel paints ?

Enamels refer to paints that produce hard, glossy finishes. Enamels are mostly oil-based paints and are available in semi-gloss (satin) to a highly glossy finish, with heat resistant properties. They are widely used on metal and wooden surfaces. Since they offer easy maintenance and washability, they can also be applied to a small part of [...]

What are emulsion paints ?

Emulsions are water-based paints i.e. paint pigments and their binders are carried by solvent water. Emulsions also called acrylics or latex paints, are contained in water, they are easy to apply and dry up quickly as well. Emulsions come in different finishes and are more versatile and widely used. Emulsions contain polymeric resins wherein distempers [...]

What are putty and primer for ?

Putty is often used to prepare a smooth, even surface prior painting. It fills in minor cracks and holes and removes any undulations on walls. A primer is a substance that is used as a pre-coat before paint application on any surface - walls, wood or metal. Primer improves the adhesion of paint onto the [...]

How to choose paint finish ?

Paints are available in Matte, Rich Matte, Semi-Gloss, Satin, High Gloss and Super Sheen finish. Matte Finish is opaque and does not reflect light at all and thus can cover up minor imperfections. It is not washable or stain-resistant, so only way to get rid of scribbles or stains is to paint over them. Matte [...]