Painting a house can be a nightmare. Strong odor, head ache, dust, throat infection are some of the things we associate with painting the interiors of a home. It’s one of those things we like to postpone as much as we can for the sheer hard work involved. In India, though, it is a relatively easy job as one contracts the entire scraping-painting-cleaning process.

My perception of painting changed dramatically last month when we got my parents’ 1350-sq-ft apartment painted while living in it.  The ceiling and walls were done up in new colors and the house got a new look in two days. Apart from the discomfort due to scattered furniture and restricted movement inside the house, it was a pleasant experience. Thanks to the odorless emulsion range from Asian Paints.

Our contractor suggested we go with Royale Luxury Emulsion as it is odorless and gives a satin finish. I’m glad we took his advice. Royale Emulsion is at least 30% costlier but it is money well spent. The shine and silky finish is evident. What appealed the most to me was that it is water-based. In simple terms, you can thin the paint with water and need not use a thinner that most oil-based paints require. Since it’s not oil-based, cleaning is easy too and the floors don’t get clumsy.  All you need is a piece of wet cloth to remove the stray paint. The emulsion for the doors and windows is also water-based.

The new look  (excuse the clutter) :

Dining Room
Dining Room

This shade is called Mango Mood. As it’s water-based, you don’t have a wide choice of colors to choose from. Royale Emulsion is applied using a brush instead of a roller to get that satin finish. If you’re game, get a liter of paint and re-do your study. It will be a fun weekend project.

5 Comments

  1. first time on your blog here,have blogrolled your url.

    mangomood color is indeed very refreshing,would like to see the other colors which you have choosen for different rooms.

  2. laksh

    Welcome here, Archana. Sure, shall post pictures of other rooms too in a while. Was too yellow/orange obsessed then :) so all rooms are in the same shade.

  3. Sporshita

    Hi,

    A great blog!! will do the interiors of my home very soon…so this blog is really helping. will surely add to my favourites. :) Just wanted to know how do I paint a wall.. planning for just 2 walls right now so thinking of doing it myself to surprise my spouse and cut cost too :)

  4. Is paint recommended for bathroom walls ? Asian paints luxury for shower area ? I get bored of my walls every few months !

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