Talk of a completed state of the art house without painted rooms. A house could have all that counts for it’ s habitability in terms of purposes for which it was meant to serve but it still feels incomplete without painting. Residential houses, offices and other high human traffic buildings that are not painted are a plain eyesore and most uninspiring places to be. There are, however, some buildings that do not necessarily have to be painted with Go downs and basement stores taking the lead in culpability here. Different rooms are painted differently according to suitability.
Painted rooms: The Benefits
There are several reasons to have painted rooms as opposed to plain walls. These range from just the basic appeal and the psychological effect on individual mind a room painted a particular color or a combination of colors has to structural preservation. To a human sense of appeal, a room that has been painted will obviously supersede a non painted one. On the psychological front, different colours are known to have different effects on human mind and this explains why rooms in a hospital setup are mostly painted one or other hue of blue known to have a calming effect. On the contrary, the narrow pathway to the gallows is said to be painted black just like the death chambers hence portending gloom.
In matters of preservation, rooms are painted as a measure to prevent walls from damage. Rooms made of wood or concrete walls with a wood paneling have of necessity to be painted preferably with oil based paint. The paint coat, including clear hues serves as protective film that protects the wood from the effects of corrosive substances. These same results are achieved on other surfaces and therefore the material used in the construction of the room does not matter.
To achieve the needs of painted rooms, one needs to establish the precise purpose of the room. Right at the initial stages of planning, a good planner will have sorted this out as it is indeed part of the ground work. Armed with this information, next is to set out to do your painting. The first step in a paint job for newly constructed houses is to ensure that the walls of the rooms to be painted are dry. The next step is to sand all the wall surfaces to achieve an even and smooth texture. A base coat is applied after sanding and allowed to dry after which a second or third coat, if necessary is applied. The type of paint to be used, whether water based or oil based is determined by the walls of the room. The colours as we saw earlier are also crucial and are as well determined by the use. Here is also the point at which one decides whether there is need for decorative designs or not.
The matter of painting a room should be not negotiable. Since time immemorial, man has always had a soft spot for colorful objects as early prehistoric art attests. Failure to appreciate painted rooms can therefore never be excused.