Choosing the right type of paint is an integral decision because there are two primary types of paint that you need to consider, based on your needs and requirements: water-based paints and oil-based paints.
This is an extremely common type of paint available, with water as its primary ingredient.
No need of pre-treatment
Absence of growth of mould
Minimal emission of toxins, such as VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds)
Easy to maintain and care for
Flexible and Elastic finish
Excellent resistance to cracking
Can be applied to all types of surfaces
Zero fading in sunlight
Simple clean-up with water
This type of paint is predominantly used to obtain a glossy finish on surfaces such as doors, woodwork, and other furniture items.
Provides a splendid sheen and gloss
Ideal for spaces with high-moisture content (such as kitchens and bathrooms)
Provides a smooth, levelled finish that is also hard and durable
There are two pointers that need to be considered when opting for an oil-based paint.
This type of paint emits stronger fumes and takes longer to dry.
You cannot wash oil-based paints with water. Solvents such as turpentine are needed for washing brushes or other materials.
Another classification of paints is based on the functionality of the application: (1) Interior Paints and (2) Exterior Paints.
Interior and exterior paints
Interior paints must be easy to maintain and wash, with resistance to dampness to a certain extent. They are highly decorative and resistant to scratches.
On the other hand, exterior paints are exposed to a wide array of weather conditions and radiation variations. So, protection against UV rays, fungal growth, and dampness is needed. Exterior paints must be highly durable to safeguard against extreme weather, when it comes to dampness, cracks, fading, and dew saturation.
JSW Paints has come up with 3 different paint brands: Pixa, Aurus and Halo. Each of these paint brands is available for both interior and exterior use.
JSW interior paints are further subdivided into Pixa Joy Classic Interiors, Pixa Elegant Interiors, Halo Majestic Interiors, and Aurus Regal Interiors. When it comes to the Exterior paints segment, JSW has come up with Pixa Elegant Exteriors, Aurus Regal Exteriors, and Halo Majestic Exteriors.
For wood and metal surfaces, JSW paints offer Halo AquaGlo, which imparts a majestic glossy finish. Another variant offers a satin finish.
Now, let us look at the different types of paints based on their composition.
The basic quality when it comes to water-based paints that are available in the Indian market is distemper paint. It is also known as a whitewash. It can be durably sustained for 4-5 years but can peel off with ease when wet. It is commonly used for “hidden” surfaces.
Emulsion paint is a type of water-based paint that dries off in a quick manner and offers a matte finish. It offers superb resistance to humidity and can be successfully cleaned by washing. Emulsion paints offer good resistance to humidity. JSW’s range of paints is emulsion paints.