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What Do You Paint Conservatory Walls With?By admin
Tuesday, 6 August 2019
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for a room; making it brighter, more attractive, and giving you a completely new palette to play with.
Most rooms in your home can be painted with a standard emulsion paint, with either a silk or matt finish. However, when it comes to painting your conservatory walls, you need to be a bit more careful with your choices.
To help you make the right choice when painting your conservatory, we’re going to take a look at the question: what do you paint conservatory walls with?
There are two main alternative options for conservatory paint: a paint with a vinyl silk finish that will allow the condensation to simply be wiped away, or a specialist anti-condensation/anti-mould paint
Why Do You Need to Be Careful About Paint Choice?
The main reason why you have to be so cautious with the paint that you choose for a conservatory is because of the risk of condensation – a common problem in UK conservatories.
Condensation is caused when warm air interacts with either a cold surface or cold air. As most conservatories are not built with insulation, and the materials have a poor insulation value, the air inside a conservatory is often very different to the air outside.
This means that condensation can readily form inside of a conservatory. When combined with high moisture content in the air, that can cause damp, the environment in a conservatory can be a lot wetter than most rooms in your home.
The presence of condensation or damp can very often lead to the growth of mould, which is damaging to your health and detrimental to the environment in your conservatory.
Due to these less than unique conditions, conservatory paint very often needs to be able to cope with moist walls and allow for easy mould removal.
Which Type of Paint Is the Best for Conservatory Walls?
To meet the unique conditions in your conservatory, standard emulsion paint is normally not the best choice, better reserved instead for the walls in bedrooms, living rooms, or dining rooms.
There are two main alternative options for conservatory paint: a paint with a vinyl silk finish that will allow the condensation to simply be wiped away, or a specialist anti-condensation/anti-mould paint.
Good ventilation and a well-heated environment can help to fend off condensation, but for a specially designed solution, conservatory insulation is an investment that should be near the top of your home improvements list
How Can I Eliminate Condensation In My Conservatory Space?
Basing a paint choice on ease of cleaning away condensation is probably not what you imagined your conservatory space to end up like, yet for many homeowners, it’s a reality. That’s not to say that there isn’t a solution though…
Good ventilation and a well-heated environment can help to fend off condensation, but for a specially designed solution, conservatory insulation is an investment that should be near the top of your home improvements list.
Multi-foil conservatory insulation, and the included vapour barrier, is a great condensation solution for a conservatory. The insulation acts to regulate the temperature in your conservatory, helping it to stay cooler during the summer and a lot warmer in the winter.
This, in turn, really starts to improve the environment and lower the risk of condensation forming, as well as stopping other issues like sun glare that can fade paint and furniture.
When you banish condensation from your conservatory, you can have much more freedom with your paint choices, and even get creative in other areas of your conservatory design.
After picking a colour, you can start to look at ways to incorporate new furniture into your design, or work with the furniture that you have and maybe work with the feature colour by including some new soft furnishings
What Are the Best Ways to Update Your Conservatory?
Been bitten by the conservatory renovation bug? You’re certainly not alone as more and more Brits start to make full use of their conservatory space.
Of course, painting is one of the best places to start when renovating. If you’re stuck for ideas about colour, then the colour of the season is always a good place to start.
After picking a colour, you can start to look at ways to incorporate new furniture into your design, or work with the furniture that you have and maybe work with the feature colour by including some new soft furnishings.
The next step is to work with your natural surroundings; in a conservatory, that means plenty of light and plenty of garden. Try incorporating conservatory plants into your design and offset natural lighting with atmospheric spotlighting.
With a space as wonderful as a conservatory, there are no limits to what can be achieved!
If you’re concerned about condensation in your conservatory, and you want to stay one step ahead of the problem, as well as enjoy a much more regulated conservatory environment, then please call the Home Logic team today.
Our friendly team will make sure that all your questions and queries on home insulation are fully answered and help you to take the next step in your conservatory renovation project. Simply click the button below to get started today!Related Home Logic Living Articles
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