Tuesday, 20 April 2021 10:55

Wooden House Painting - Types of Paint

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Usually, wooden surfaces have a harsh and rough look unless you do not give a veneer finish on them. When compared with other surfaces, they are naturally less attractive.

 

Do you have wooden cabins for sale and thinking about different ways to make them look more appealing? If yes, then a simple wood paint can solve all your concerns.

Painting a wooden house comes with several benefits. It acts as a protective layer and helps to maintain its beauty for a long.

Moreover, good paint can also effortlessly mask all the stains over the house and offer a gleaming finish. But for this must be aware of all the different types of paints available out there.

Let’s discuss them one by one!

  1. Base coats

To attain a classic finish and ensure that paint lasts for a long time, right base coats are really important. An ideal option to paint your wooden house is the perfect combination of primer and first coat.

  • Primer

Firstly, apply primer as a base coat to protect the log cabin from beneath. It also acts as an effective base for additional coats on top of the primer.

Basically, there are two types of primer that is oil and water-based. For exterior woodwork, you can use an oil-based primer before painting the surface.

  • First Coat

This is specially made to build up the dullness of the surface under the finish coats. Here, Water-based first coats are ideal for getting an even coverage of the surface.

On the other side, oil-based first coats offer long-lasting results even when exposed to damaging elements.

2. Interior and Exterior Paints

After applying base coats to your house, you have to apply interior and exterior paints. Different types of interior and exterior paints are:

  • Eggshell

Eggshell coats are quite famous and normally consider using on log cabin interior timber surfaces. This is also a good substitute for semi-glass finishes. You can also use this paint for hardwearing finishes on the exterior surface of the building.

  • Flat

This pretty coat is versatile and is you can use this for the ceilings and walls of your log cabin. The best use of this paint is on the siding materials as it protects them from building up of moisture.

  • Gloss and Satin

Most wooden surfaces look great with gloss finishing paint. You can also use a satin coating as an alternative to gloss to paint your log cabin.  Though satin is less shiny than gloss but is becoming increasingly popular for interior woodwork of wooden

3.Specific Floor Paint

Specific floor paints are ideal for floorboards and are of solvent nature. In order to conquer the effects and damages of heavy foot traffic on the surface, these paints are known to be hardwearing.

New wooden floors can use these paints but make sure to cure completely before applying this paint to the floor. You can use gloss as well as sheen finish paints for painting the floor of your wooden house.

4. Specific Kitchen & Bathroom

Specific Kitchen and bathroom paints are special coats that belong to the flat finishing coat group. Its ability to resist moisture as well as fungal growth makes them highly impressive.

They feature more advanced formulation to survive and fight moisture as log cabin areas are vulnerable to moisture problems and water damage.

Final Words

When you are aware of all types of paints, you can make a wise decision by getting the right one for your wooden house.