ainting is the practice of applying paint, pigment, color or other medium to a solid surface (called the “matrix” or “support”). The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other implements, such as knives, sponges, and airbrushes, can be used.
Painting in Construction
Painting is done to protect the surface from the effects of weathering, to prevent wood from decay and metal from corrosion, to provide a decorative finish and to obtain a clean, hygienic and healthy living atmosphere.
Painting a New Constructed Home
Decorating at an early stage would only be a waste of time and money, as until the house is properly settled and the drying out process is complete (which usually takes nine months to a year) small shrinkage cracks may continue to appear in the walls – which, by the way, are completely normal in new homes.
Your new home will have absorbed water as it was being built and needs to dry out gradually. According to the NHBC, this takes around nine months, during which time you may notice minor cracks in walls, gaps in joinery and white deposits on the walls. These are all common signs of shrinkage.
Fix Old Painting
You can use a primer to thoroughly cover the old color, then apply 1 or 2 coats of the new paint. Paint & primer in one paints are a newer option, which could be ideal for your situation and even shorten the project.