Things to know before starting to paint
Does support will influence the paint choice?
Which preparation before painting?
Bright, mate or glossy paint?
Traditionnaly, mate finish is used for the surfaces less fragile and exposed as ceilings.
Glossy will be more used in principal living spaces as your living rooms, corridors and bright paints for wood and humid spaces as the kitchen and the bathroom.
However, this rule is not universal. For example if most of the time you use your microwave and induction hobs, you don’t really produce water vapour. In that case, you can paint your kitchen with a mate finish. If your ceiling is in perfect condition, why not choose a bright finish?
Before thinking of the design, what is the most important is for your room to be resistant to external shocks. Mate paints are the most porous. Therefore, the most sensible to impacts. The perfect alternative is the glossy paint.
One or two coat of paint?
It is always better to get two stove coating rather than an heavy one: it will be a better result.
The number of layers of paint you apply depend on: the paint covering quality (its thickness which is made by the proportion of water and pigments), the colour itself (brighter colours need two coating) and the compatibility of the support and the product.
Synthetic products work better together. For example, a paint in water phase will be easier to apply with a brush made of synthetic silk.
When you paint with a paint roller, this is the depth and lenght of the bruch bristles that will be decisive: the more bristles are long and thick, the more it apply paint on the surface. It would be good for a ceiling. However, to paint walls using short bristles brush will be more adapted as the paint will be more precise.