Let’s face it: when there are children at home, the walls are rarely cleaned for long … especially in the bedrooms, where the little ones turn their space into a new adventure to live in fantasy. So how do you paint the children’s room, so that their “art attacks” on the walls do not have irreparable consequences? The key is to choose a paint that has a durable finish and can be washed easily.
Disorder in the bedroom? Hide it with color …
If the disorder in the children’s bedroom tends to be a problem, paint the walls with a cool shade that will help create an illusion of space, such as dove gray, soft pink, lilac or mauve. You could also paint the lower part of the wall with a strong and vibrant tone (ask your child for some ideas!) And the upper half with a bright white. The bright lower half will mask scratches and mess while the white will help to improve the natural light of the room.
What is the most suitable paint to use in a child’s bedroom?
When it comes to painting children’s rooms, it’s always best to use a resistant paint. Semi-gloss paint has many advantages: its consistency provides enough smoothness to make it easier to remove fingerprints and other types of dirt. It is also easy to wash: being a water-based paint, it can be easily cleaned with soap and water; it also dries quickly and is easy to work with. And, certainly not to be overlooked, it hides imperfections very well! It is ideal for finishing and fixtures thanks to its brightness and ability to withstand daily cleaning.
Another valid alternative is ecological paint. These are products that are practically odorless and that do not contain any harmful and irritating volatile organic compounds that standard paints possess. Because they are made from natural materials such as clay and milk, they promote the natural transpiration of the treated material and are ideal for anyone susceptible to headaches or allergic reactions.
Are the rollers for painting all the same? Mistaken! Some are thick, others are thinner and are made of different materials. So: every roller is different and has a very precise task. You bet?
The surface you need to paint determines the thickness of the roller fiber you’ll need. The long-haired rollers, for example, are particularly suitable on bricks and masonry. This is because the texture, dense and soft, retains more varnish, allowing it to penetrate into the cracks of the rough surface. There are also short-haired or foam rubber rollers that produce a smoother finish and are therefore ideal for use on polished walls, wood and metal surfaces. Microfibre rollers have become very popular recently: they are best used on smooth internal surfaces such as plasterboard or shaved walls.
The width of the roller is also essential. The large rollers are ideal for large surfaces such as walls and ceilings, while those of medium or normal size are good for doors, furniture and cabinets. If necessary, you can screw an extension rod to your roller in case you need to reach high positions.
Some advice to work well with the roller:
1) do not save on your purchases: always buy the best rolls, like those of Italsir . They will last much longer and give you excellent results. An “inexpensive” roller can easily break and leave unwanted residues in the paint coating …
2) Try different roller models to make sure the handle is the most congenial to you. In the case of demanding jobs, a comfortable grip will save you cramps and hand pain.
3) do not force yourself to apply the paint: just an even and light pressure.
4) remove the roller from the frame immediately after finishing painting.
5) use soap and water to clean the roller after use, then let it air dry.
Cleaning one’s tiles and the grout can be an exhaustive and extensive task. It may even take days to get the cleaning completed and still the result may not be as desired. One may use the home-based solutions and spray on the floor and do the tile and grout cleaning and if the dirt can be loosened out it won’t take too much of efforts to clean it up. Problems come when the dirt or grime is sticking to the tiles and is difficult to clean it even after an exhaustive attempt. In such cases, professionals can do this job very easily and within a time frame will make the tiles clean as if they are new.
Such professionals also provide services such as grout coloring wherein they may change the color of the grout as per their client’s preferences. Primarily clients ask for grout coloring when the tiles or grouts are old and have stains which are not easy to remove and may have caused discoloration in the tiles. In such cases to give a new look to the grout, one may opt for the grout coloring. In this process the stains like food residue, cooking oil will need to be removed completely. There are solutions which are used for this purpose to remove the stains and one must be careful to not get exposed to it directly. These may cause an adverse reaction to the skin. After applying the solution the floor is cleaned thoroughly with water and should be dried completely. On the dried floor, the colorant is uniformly applied. The colorant is very useful as it holds the color applied onto it and for future, it is also preventive for the tiles. It doesn’t let the dirt or grime settle directly on the tiles. The colorant has to be applied in several layers. Usually, it is 3 layers or sometimes more so that the color stays for a longer period of time.
The grout coloring is usually done after tile and grout cleaning and it needs one efficient hand so that colorant is evenly put across the tiles. The right brush size has to be used for that and the strokes have to be made with precision. It is best to get it done from professionals as they know their job very well and in very less time they will give a good and desired result.
Tile and grout cleaning is very important not only from aesthetic point of view but also to maintain the best of hygiene in one’s house. There are disease-causing bacteria on the tiles, which one cannot see from their naked eyes and needs constant maintenance and regular cleaning. Nowadays people find doing all this very tough as they may be busy with their study or job etc and may not find sufficient time to do a proper cleaning. Such cases it is best to opt for the professional cleaners who will also advise on how to maintain the cleanliness in the future with fewer efforts.