The difference consists, of course, in the choice of the paint itself, which is subject to increased demands, because it has to withstand temperature changes, high humidity, vapors and condensation, frequent washing, etc. It is because of its strength kitchen paints are more expensive than "residential".
For those who have not bought paint yet
The quality painting of the walls in the kitchen with their own hands largely depends on the choice of a good paint. If you have not bought it yet and have a vague idea about the words "water emulsion", "tinting", "acrylate" and so on, then let's get ready for the trip to the store.
Paints for the kitchen and their pros and cons
There are a lot of types of colors and nuances of their differences, but only a few are suitable for painting kitchen walls.
- Water-dispersive and water-based (acrylic, latex) - an excellent and most popular type of paints for the kitchen.
Pros: they form a virtually indelible layer, well "seize" with the base, easily applied, mask cracks up to 2 mm and quickly dry out - operation of the room is possible only two hours after application. In addition, during the work can be diluted with water in certain proportions, rather than a diluent. And one more advantage is that they are sold in white color so that you can get the shade you need with the help of tinting. Simply put, you can choose from 100,000 color shades.
Cons: they are applied only to the dried wall, that is, the plaster before painting should dry for 3 weeks (!). Another disadvantage is the relatively high price.
What is better for kitchen walls - acrylic or latex paints?
- Acrylic are ideal for finishing the kitchen - they are well washed, beautiful, vapor-permeable and strong enough, but their durability is slightly lower than that of latex paints.
- Latex paints are more suitable for wallpapering and if you have a high degree of durability and durability. But keep in mind that they lose acrylic material in the vapor permeability, and therefore contribute to the formation of high humidity.
- Choose a material with a binder content of not less than 15% (for comparison, in premium products, its content is about 40%). However, remember that the higher this percentage, the lower the vapor permeability of the paint.
- The content of acrylic or latex paint silicone resins improves its quality.
- Alkyd paints (AK) are a less popular type of paint for interior decoration and yet for the kitchen they are suitable.
Pros: more durable (than acrylic and latex paints), resistant to temperature changes, high humidity and other aggressive influences, withstand movement of the partitions. Such paints have a bright color, are very simple in application, characterized by low consumption, as well as light and moisture resistance, and also practically do not shrink when dried.
Cons: alkyd paints are based on a solvent, which means they can not be called environmentally friendly and fireproof.
- Silicone paints (SK) are an ideal option for painting walls in the kitchen, as they have all the advantages of all the above materials, they can paint dried plaster surfaces, but they do not have any drawbacks ... Perhaps, in addition to the price, because of which SC are not very popular.
8 facts you need to know before buying paint, brushes and rollers
- Of the two colors of the same type, the one that lasts longer will be better, as good paint takes time to spread and "stretch" over the surface.
- The principle of "the more expensive, the better" in the matter of choosing colors is really relevant. Paints with acceptable opacity, economical consumption, durability, etc. will cost from 2000 rubles / 10 liters. But also overpay only for the "brand" is also not worth it.
- If the composition of the paint you see the words VOC or BWT, it means that it contains harmful volatile organic substances.
- The weaker the smell of paint, the more environmentally friendly and harmless it is.
- The paint can form glossy, matte or semigloss coatings.
Keep in mind that glossy surfaces will be easier to clean and durable, which is especially important for the kitchen, but the gloss will emphasize the disadvantages of the wall. Matte paints are less stable, and therefore more suitable for bedrooms and living rooms, but they visually level the walls of the kitchen. You can find matte inks of increased stability, designed specifically for kitchens and bathrooms.
- The color of the paint in the can appears lighter than on the wall.
- For water-emulsion and water-dispersion paints, a nylon polyester brush is suitable, and for alkyd ones - a brush made of natural bristles, which leaves no traces and even colors.
- For painting smooth walls, a mohair (velor) roller with a short pile is needed, for slightly textured - with medium, and for rough - with a long one. But from spongy rollers it is better to refuse.
Krasim as a pro - step by step instruction
Painting the walls in the kitchen with your own hands is not a difficult matter, even a beginner will cope.
Prepare everything you need: pallet, stepladder, roller, brush, paint. Glue the floor and ceiling skirting, the edges of the window opening with paint tape, cover the furniture, door, apron and floor with a film, place a rag on which all materials will be laid.
Adhere to the following rules common to all types of paint:
- paint the wall you need all at once - this is the main secret of uniform walls;
- first you need to designate a painting zone 1-2 m wide, using a brush (and not a roller) to paint the contours under the ceiling cornice and plinth, of course, without going into them;
- the roller needs to be dipped in a tray so that the paint is distributed evenly over it, then it will lie flat on the wall and without "stains". Surplus should be removed from the edge of the pallet. By the way about the pallet, so as not to smudge a new tray or use the old one, you can use the paint trick - wrap it with a foil as in the photo to the right;
- to go through corners, jambs, window frames, batteries, etc. apply a brush 50 mm.
The method of painting walls in the kitchen with your own hands also depends on what type of paint you have chosen for the work:
- Application of water-based paint - painting work with such paints is very easy. As mentioned earlier, you can use the paint of the desired color in ready-made form or color the white shade in the desired color with your own hands according to the manufacturer's instructions or to order in the store. The resultant paint is poured into a special tray, then the roller is dipped into it and a uniform layer is applied to this wall by this roller as follows:
- first W-shaped from ceiling to floor. At the end of the smear, try not to allow the roller to rotate so that the paint does not splatter. So you need to paint all the previously marked color zone.
- then lightly move the roller up and down, cover the wall with a second coat of paint. Paint one piece of the wall, go to the next.
There is this way: if there are two layers, then the first one should be horizontal, and the second one - vertical, if you want 3 layers, they should be alternated in order: vertical / horizontal / vertical. No need to wait for each layer to dry.
- Application of alkyd paint - the process of painting walls with alkyd paints is slightly more difficult, since the material itself is denser. Apply it in 2 layers: the first is "retouching" performed by the brush (!), And the second, uniform, is created by the roller. If a third layer is formed, then the second layer should be horizontal, and the third layer should be applied vertically. Before each next layer, the previous one should dry.