How to Keep Health Risks at Bay While Painting

Painting your house is one of the most exciting activities to do. It completely transforms your house. While a fresh coat of paint elevates the look of your house from drab to delightful, you don’t want to end up inhaling fumes of the paint that can cause nausea, dizziness, and headache. When renovating or doing maintenance, care must be taken to ensure that your health safety is a priority.

That’s why we have shared a few important tips to help you keep health risks at bay when painting your home:

1. Opt for paints that are low in VOC

The paint you choose plays an important role in determining your health safety. When shopping for decorative paints for your house, make sure to opt for the ones that have low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound) content.
Most paints that contain VOC release solvents into the air during their drying process and the presence of solvents in the air can lead to dizziness and headaches. Silk Breathe Easy from Berger Paints Nepal has been formulated to emit 90% less VOC than other paints.

Apart from low VOC content, the 100% acrylic water base wall coating also has a high sheen, is silky to touch, resistant to scrub, and has a long working life. Also, the wall coat is easy to maintain as it has a superior resistivity to stains. The paint can be used even in places where there are people with breathing issues. Learn more about Berger Silk Breathe Easy at www.bergernepal.com/product/detail/24.

2. Keep the rooms properly ventilated

One of the important factors to consider when painting your rooms is to ensure proper ventilation. Make sure to keep all the doors and windows open to let outside air circulate in the rooms.
Another effective way to ensure proper ventilation in freshly-painted rooms is to use ceiling and exhaust fans. Make sure that you or your family members do not occupy the rooms that are freshly painted.

3. Wear proper safety equipment

Whether you are painting your home by yourself or regularly inspecting the work in progress, it’s important to wear proper safety equipment such as a respirator mask/dust mask, safety goggles, and gloves. Make sure that everybody in the painting room wear these safety equipment in order to steer clear of the health risks.

4. Avoid leaving fresh paint near a heat source

One of the must-avoids when painting your rooms is to make sure that you don’t leave the freshly painted areas near a heat source such as a heater, a geyser, a fireplace. This is because fresh paint can combust when exposed to heat sources.

5. Clean the rooms properly after old paint is removed

If you are not new to painting your rooms, you’d know that painters remove the old paint prior to applying a new primer coat. And when chipping off the old paint, a lot of dust and debris gets accumulated.

When cleaning the dust and debris, make sure to use damp cloth pieces. Do not sweep them in order to avoid them from flying off into the air and creating a dusty environment.

Berger Paints Nepal is committed to the idea of a sustainable future. It is for this that our Silk Breathe Easy has low VOC and doesn’t contain lead, mercury, and chromium. To know more about environment-friendly practices, visit www.bergernepal.com/.

5 Vibrant Colours for a Teenager’s Room

As your little ones grow to teenagers, they may no longer associate the bubbly colors of the rooms that they once loved. For teenagers, their rooms are more than just a place to sleep. It’s the place where they study, chill out with their friends and sometimes escape the world of adults. By the time kids are teenagers, they usually have their own distinct taste. With some help from you, they can create their own oyster. Here are a few vibrant colours that are bright but not childish:

1. Aqua flip (5P0128): On the cusp of adulthood, teenage years can be a rollercoaster ride. This Aqua Flip room is apt for a teenager as the color is relaxing and will make the room more sophisticated than the childhood room. Aqua Flip lends the room a youthful vibe and provides a tranquil background for your teen to decorate them with posters and photos. The white pieces of furniture give a fabulous touch to this room.

2. Tree Shade (8T0346): Gray may not be the go-to color for your teenager’s room. Our Tree Shade is rebellious edgy and yet sophisticated. Accented with bright colored furniture pieces, gray can add depth to the room. The yellow throw rug and bean bag provide a fun and fresh zing to the room. For design-conscious teen, this room has a modern and sleek vibe. Strategic doses of colors here and there are chic but not juvenile.

3. Coral Sea (1T0223): A Coral Sea room makes for a sweet space an excellent choice for a youth bedroom, specifically girls who want to ditch pink. The color brings out sophistication, yet exudes youthfulness. This coral room is a great example of how pastel colors can make any room look trendy and fresh. The room has the perfect blend of cheerful and contemporary look and your teen and her friends would love to chill out in this room.

4. Orange Charm (3D0236): Orange is a vibrant and perky color for bedrooms. Orange Charm can bring a lively vibe into a teenager’s room. As orange is a dramatic color, contrast it with a cool blue and white hue for a subtle look. Blue furnishing and white furniture will balance out the edginess of Orange Charm. Ceiling and window trimmings provide a soothing, subtle touch of white that helps to maintain harmony. For teens who love a bit of drama, Orange charm is the perfect color. To give the room personal touch, use wall stencils or decals.

5. Leafy Splendour (4T0893): A light shade of green is one of the easiest color to decorate with. It gives the room a crisp and fresh look without being too overwhelming. Soft green walls in the shade of Leafy Splendour will give your teen’s room an airy feel. The color is so versatile that you can choose furniture in a variety of colors. Small decor items such as lighting, throw pillows and storage are also great places to incorporate a pop of colors into the room.

Get beautiful walls with eco-friendly paints

Got inspired? From peaceful blues and tranquil greens, there an array of colours that can take the look of your child’s bathroom to the next level. To give your teen’s bedroom a refreshing new look, browse our catalog www.bergernepal.com/colorcatelogue/index/27. Our household decorative products are environment friendly and have no added lead and very low content of VOC (Volatile organic compound) so that you and your family can breathe easy in your newly-painted house.

Tricks to Keep your Walls Cool in Summer

A cool ambience works wonders in beating the summer heat. Creating a cool ambience in your rooms in a natural way may seem a bit challenging but there are plenty of ways of how you can do it. Here are a few ways that will lend an air of coolness to your house:

1.Go for light colors: One no-fail way is to paint your rooms’ walls in light colors. Unlike darker colors, lighter shades do not absorb much heat and go easy on the eyes. Nothing beats light blue when it comes to creating a cool ambience in your rooms. Apart from helping you create a cool and an easy-going ambience, light blue can also lend an air of sophistication when paired with other light colors such as creamy white, beige, and faded pink. Our light blue shade, Frosted Ice (5P0123) has a balanced tone; its soothing aesthetic calms the visual senses and puts the beholders at ease. This light blue shade looks best when illuminated by sunlight. As such, living and bedroom walls that are directly exposed to natural light make the perfect canvas.

2. Reduce direct sunlight: Direct sunlight can increase the indoor temperature of the house. Try to keep direct sunlight away from the room. However, if you don’t want your room to look discolored, go for a color that mimics sunlight. Light yellow is the perfect pick for you. Unlike other lighter colors, light yellow has an intrinsic lively character which works great for imparting an element of fun in your rooms. A light yellow shade like our hue Soft Sarong (3P0068) makes a perfect pick for creating a cool ambience in your rooms while adding a flair of modernness to your favorite spaces. Use this shade to introduce an element of play into your bathroom walls.

3. Invest in quality curtains to keep the heat out: Utilizing shades, curtains and drapes can help you not only to keep the room cool, but they can also help reduce your power bills. You can also invest in a combination of thick blinds and sheer curtains. Whenever you want to experience the view, you can just draw the sheer curtain. Go for colors that are easy on eyes and give your room a classy feel.

4. Bring some plants in: One of the most effective and cheapest ways to keep your house cool in warm weather is to bring in some plants. Plants consume hot air and create a cool ambience. When you adorn your home with plants, they make space feel bright, lively, and gorgeous. You can either create a little lovely shrine in your balcony or place them in different corners of your house.

Explore more wall colors from our Color Catalogue

Why limit wall color choices for your home when you can choose from a large selection of tasteful shades. To give your house a new look, check out our color catalogue at
http://www.bergernepal.com/colorcatalogue/index/27.

Tips to Make your Bedroom Look Luxurious

Making the bedroom look luxurious is often perceived as a big challenge as there’s a lot more to do than just invest in premium-quality furniture essentials and showpieces. One of the important areas many homemakers miss out is the walls; the way you dress the walls of your bedroom says a lot about the overall aesthetic of your personal space.

By choosing the right wall colors, you do half of the job of creating a luxurious look in your bedroom. Here are a few tips to give your room a luxurious look:

1. Let the dark color add some drama to your room: Darker shades, like our dark stone-grey shade, Country Hearth (8D1727), has an element of mystique. Its intrinsic alluring character doesn’t fail to intrigue the beholders. This dark shade has a warming character and, therefore, works great for introducing a cozy vibe. Pair this shade with posh and comforting materials such as wood, velvet, silk, and semi-precious metals to up the sophistication quotient of your bedroom.

2. Let the neutral colors bring in an airy feel: One secret trick to nailing a luxurious look in your bedroom is to balance the overall aesthetic of the space. And what better way to do this than by using a white wall color to create a neutral backdrop? Our balanced white shade, Crystal Blade (8P2767) has a muted tone and looks great with other sophisticated neutrals such as beige, gray, and taupe. To complement the balanced look of this wall color, use secondary lightings such as corner lamps and table lamps.

3. Go for a color with matte finish: Blue is another wall color you can count on when it comes to creating a classy look in your bedroom. Choose an off shade of blue, like our shade Sea Drift (5T1052) to introduce a flair of sophistication in a balanced way. The matte finish of the color gives it a unique feel. Pair this off blue shade with other neutrals colors such as wooden brown, taupe, beige, and off-white to make a tasteful impression. Complete the look by using a plush divan bed, premium-quality area rug, and bronze light fixtures.

4. Go for offbeat colors: Violet is the color choice of few because not many know how to style the color in a sophisticated way. The trick to nailing a luxurious look using violet is to pair the wall color with warmer neutrals such as deep taupe, ivory, tan, and faded white. Bare metal finishes on furniture items and showpieces best complement the luxurious aesthetic of the color. Use our deep violet shade, Mohiccan Mist (8T1740) to dress your bedroom walls in a classy way. To get the best look out of this sophisticated shade, welcome more natural light in your bedroom.

5. Go for a subtle and sophisticated look: Lastly, do not forget to consider beige as an option when planning to create a sophisticated color scheme in your bedroom. Our light beige shade, Galactica (8T2690) works wonders in creating making a classy style statement in your personal space. As the shade has an unmistakable neutral aesthetic, it makes a great backdrop to highlight your decor items.

If you want the luxurious look of your bedroom to borrow contemporary style flavors, get recessed lighting installed on the ceiling. Also, antique wooden and metal showpieces make great additions to your sophisticated-looking bedroom.

For a long-lasting luxurious look, choose Berger Silk Glamour Metallic
Up the aesthetics of the wall colors you choose for your bedroom with Berger Silk Glamour Metallic. The premium emulsion is formulated to bring the best out of wall colors and make them last for a long time. Learn more at http://www.bergernepal.com/product/detail/30.

Tips to Protect your Walls During Monsoon

Monsoon is one of the best seasons to look forward to. While you enjoy the local delicacies and snacks on a rainy day, the dampness and the moisture that accompany the monsoon can be the bearer of bad news for the exteriors of your house. Damp patches, peelings and blisters can ruin the look of your house. However, a few precautionary measures can help you save the exteriors of your house and enjoy the beautiful weather.

Here are a few measures to protect your exteriors walls this monsoon:

1. Choose the right exterior paint: Getting your house painted before the first sign of the clouds is the best way to shield your house from the adverse effects of weather. Invest in high-quality and premium paint that is designed to protect the exterior walls from heavy rains and other vagaries of weather. If you live in an area that gets plenty of rainfall, then investing in in premium exterior paints that prevent the growth of fungus can help you preserve the walls.

Protect your walls this monsoon with WeatherCoat Long Life
This innovative exterior paint by Berger Paints Nepal is designed for heavy rainfall areas and provides excellent protection against rain and other related problems. It will help you to preserve the exterior walls of your house season after season. The best part is it comes with a 10-year performance warranty. To know more about the product, visit http://www.bergernepal.com/product/detail/12.

2. Pre-monsoon check: Cracks and crevices in walls not just ruin the rich look of your house, they also allow water and moisture to seep in. Before you go for waterproofing, make sure the cracks and patches are properly filled. Allow the fillers to dry, sand away uneven areas and then go for waterproofing.

3. Waterproofing: Whether you live in an area that receives heavy rainfall or moderate rainfall, waterproofing can protect your house from the damaging effect of invading moisture. If your exterior walls are not waterproofed, then they tend to become a haven for mildew and mould. Mildew and mould not only make the exteriors look ugly, but they can also pose a threat to your health. Proper waterproofing can help you keep these problems at bay while you enjoy the rain from your balcony while sipping a hot cup of tea.

4. Invest in a good primer while painting: Using a good primer before painting the exterior of your house creates a non-porous surface. Besides ensuring a clean and smooth surface, high-quality primer provides additional protection to your walls from humidity and moisture. It also increases the durability of the paint and prevents the formation of patches on the exterior walls.

Now that you are ready to protect the exterior of your house this monsoon, welcome the season with open arms. If you need more information as to how to what kind of exterior paints you should go for depending upon the climate, visit http://www.bergernepal.com/home/contact or call at toll free no 1660-012-3433 to get in touch with us.

Simple Ways to Waterproof your Exterior Walls

The exterior of your home makes the first impression of your personality even before your guests step into your house. It’s important that the exterior walls are bright and shiny. However, unlike interior walls, exterior walls are exposed to sunlight, rainwater, and high humidity. Too much exposure to the water and humidity cannot just bring down the overall look of the exterior walls, it can also penetrate the walls through gaps and cracks. This can further lead to issues with the internal walls. But how would you prevent damp patches and moulds from affecting your walls? The best way to do this is damp proofing.

Damp proofing prevents unwanted moisture from seeping into your walls, keeping your walls dry and mould-free. If you are looking forward to getting your exterior walls dampproofed, here are a few tips that will help you get started:

1. Clean the surface: The first step before starting to dampproof is to get rid of cracks, moulds, and leaks in your wall. Not fixing cracks, moulds, and leaks can leave your walls vulnerable to humidity and water. Fill the cracks with sealants to avoid problems in the near future. Make sure to sand flaky surfaces. Doing this step will prevent bubbling during the painting stage. Also allow the fillers to dry completely. Once it dries, sand away uneven areas and remove the dust so that the end result is smooth and even.

2. Check all the gutter spaces: Clogged gutters causes water stagnation and then eventually get absorbed by the wall. This is true for roofs and fascia boards. Just by removing water from these gutter spaces, you can avoid long-term problems. Cleaning gutters at least twice or thrice in a year can help.

3. Select a high quality waterproofer: A good quality waterproofer can help protect your exterior walls from external moisture. Go for a waterproofing solution that provides a thick coating which protects your external walls for a long time. Depending upon your need, apply one or two coats of the waterproofer. Before applying the second, wait for the first one to dry. To create a strong barrier against water infiltration, make sure that you use enough material.

4. Choose the exterior wall coating carefully: It’s important that after waterproofing you choose a decorative exterior coating which is formulated to repel the rainwater and create a protective barrier. Cheap exterior paints cannot create an impermeable envelope around the building and thus it’s important that you invest in decorative exterior paints wisely. The ideal weather to get waterproofing done is summer. Winter is not the right weather to do this as low temperatures and high moisture concentrations render waterproofing less efficient.

Give your walls the protection of WeatherCoat Long Life

WeatherCoat Long Life is designed for heavy rainfall areas and provides excellent protection against extreme rain. Designed on PU & Silicon Technology with 10 years warranty, WeatherCoat Long Life has an unmatched sheen. It will protect the exterior walls from dampness and moisture. To know more about the product, visit http://www.bergernepal.com/product/detail/12.