paint is a mixture of organic or inorganic materials to decorate and protect articles. It is an indispensable material in the process of home decoration. At the same time, it is also very harmful to our human body. In the purchase, how should we distinguish the quality of paint and choose high quality paint? Let’s have a look with you.
Five tips for choosing paint:
1. Try to buy it in a specialty store or a large shopping mall. Before purchasing, learn to shop around and learn more about the details of the goods, such as origin, net weight, environmental standards, etc. For the same commodity, we should consider its quality and price comprehensively.
2, buy the least consumption. At the time of purchase, consult the merchant about the number of times and area of painting, and calculate the consumption and material cost per square meter.
3. Look at the package. Whether the outer package of the paint is standard, whether there are instructions and certificates (International inspection report and 3C quality certification), and the address of the manufacturer.
4 Ask about the smell. The quality of paint can be distinguished by smell. The general environmental protection paint has a light fragrance, while the inferior paint will give off a pungent smell. Some people will say that the tasteless one is definitely the best. Gu Gu tells you here that this is not necessarily.
5, can open effect. After the paint is opened, if the appearance is uniform and it is in a flowing state when mixing, it is good paint. If it is layered, thickened and has peculiar smell, it is poor quality or deterioration.
Mistakes in purchasing
mistakes 1. Paying attention to price but neglecting quality
when many people buy wall paint, it is easy to fall into the mistake of paying attention to price but neglecting quality. Some think that the higher the price of paint, the better, so choose the most expensive to buy, but the experimental results show that this is not the case. On the other hand, in order to save money, the lower the price, the better. This saves a lot of money, but the wall quality and indoor environment are worrying. Therefore, it is suggested that we should pay attention to the quality of the wall finish while considering the price, and generally choose a reputable brand. It is necessary for consumers to pay attention to the package of latex paint when they buy it. But we should pay attention to the packaging good-looking coating is not necessarily good quality. In order to attract customers, some manufacturers make great efforts in product packaging and deliberately exaggerate the performance and efficacy of products. Therefore, it is suggested that consumers should pay attention to other aspects besides the product packaging, such as the detailed test report of the product.
misunderstanding 3. The color of the color card is completely consistent with the wall color
many consumers think that the paint color on the color card is completely consistent with the color on the wall, which is a misunderstanding. Because of light reflection and other reasons, after the four walls of the room are painted, the wall color will look darker than the color card. The color consumers see on the color card is usually different from the actual color of the paint on the wall. Therefore, it is suggested that when consumers choose colors in the color card, it is better to choose the color number that is slightly lighter than their favorite color. If they like dark wall, they can adjust the color to the same color as the selected color card.
Mistake 4: don’t estimate the amount of paint used in advance
many consumers don’t estimate the amount of paint used in advance. They are afraid to buy less paint and always buy more. This may result in the waste of materials, increase the cost of home decoration, at the same time, the accumulation of too much paint also has a certain impact on the construction safety. Therefore, it is suggested that before construction, consumers must look at the area of the construction area, so as to estimate the number of materials purchased. The simple method to estimate the amount of paint used is: the amount of paint required for one coat (L) = (wall area x2.5) / the brushing area per liter of paint. No smell is environmental protection. Many people judge the safety of wall paint by smell, and think that low smell or no smell wall paint is environmental protection. This is a big mistake. Because odors can be achieved by adding flavors or using low flavor materials, so odorless coatings are not environmentally friendly and non-toxic. The most professional way to judge the environmental protection of wall paint is to see whether its environmental indicators meet the standards. There are three key environmental indicators of wall paint: VOC, free formaldehyde and heavy metals.