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Soot

Soot

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Soot is a bold and dramatic paint color. With its deep charcoal black hue, this shade exudes a sense of mystery. It is best used in areas that require a statement-making focal point, such as accent walls, powder rooms, or dining rooms. Soot pairs well with metallic accents and bold pops of color. Whether used as a main color or an accent, homeowners love this color.

The versatility of Soot is remarkable. It works really well in spaces that have ample natural light. Its rich black hue creates a bold ambiance and the dark undertones make it suitable for contemporary and industrial styles. Whether used on walls, doors, or trim, Soot is a very popular paint color.

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Gallon, Quart, & Pint Paint Coverage Ratios

Gallon: a gallon of paint typically covers around 400 square feet.

Quart: a quart of paint typically covers about 115 square feet.

Pint Sample: a pint of paint typically covers around 75 square feet.

Interior Paint vs. Exterior Paint

Interior paint is a liquid coating applied to the inner surfaces of buildings and homes, primarily walls and ceilings. Its purpose is both functional and aesthetic, providing protection against wear and tear while enhancing the visual appeal of indoor spaces. Interior paint serves as a versatile tool for homeowners and decorators, allowing them to define and refresh the ambiance of a room, making it a crucial element in home design and maintenance.

Exterior paint is a liquid coating applied to the outer surfaces of buildings and homes, such as walls, trim, and siding. Its primary function is to safeguard the structure from environmental elements, including weather, UV radiation, and pollutants. Beyond protection, exterior paint plays a pivotal role in enhancing a house or building's curb appeal, contributing to its overall aesthetic. The paint acts as a shield against deterioration while providing a visually appealing finish that complements the architecture and style of the property.

Eggshell vs. Semi-Gloss Paint

Eggshell defines the finish of a paint. Eggshell paint is characterized by its subtle sheen and smooth finish, resembling the low-luster surface of an eggshell. This type of paint is a popular choice for interior walls and surfaces due to its balance between matte and glossy finishes. It's more durable and easier to clean than flat paint, making it suitable for areas with moderate traffic, like living rooms and bedrooms. Its slightly reflective quality also helps in hiding imperfections on walls, offering a practical yet aesthetically pleasing coating solution for home interiors.

Semi-gloss defines the finish of a paint. Semi-gloss paint, known for its moderate shine, is commonly used for both interior and exterior surfaces. This type of paint provides a durable and washable finish, making it suitable for high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms, and trim work. Its reflective quality adds a subtle gleam to surfaces, contributing to a polished look while ensuring ease of maintenance. Semi-gloss paint is favored for its resistance to moisture and stains, making it a practical choice for areas prone to splashes, spills, or frequent cleaning.

Paint Primer

You should consider using paint primer before painting. Using a paint primer is crucial in various scenarios when painting a room. If the walls have uneven surfaces, stains, or patches, primer helps create a uniform base, ensuring a smoother, more consistent paint application.

Primer is particularly essential when transitioning from a dark to a light paint color, as it minimizes the number of topcoat layers needed for full coverage.

Additionally, for new drywall or porous surfaces, primer acts as a sealant, preventing the paint from soaking in excessively and aiding in durability.

And in high-moisture areas or where there's a risk of mildew, our primer with mildew-resistant properties provides an extra layer of protection, ensuring long-lasting results.

How do I prep surfaces before painting?

Preparing surfaces before painting involves a few essential steps. Begin by cleaning the surface thoroughly to remove dust, dirt, and grease. Repair any cracks or holes with appropriate fillers, then sand the surface to create a smooth texture.

Use paint primer to enhance adhesion and to promote an even finish. Cover the areas not intended for paint with painter's tape and drop cloths. Lastly, ensure proper ventilation and wear protective gear during the preparation process to maintain a safe and conducive environment for painting.