3 things you need to know about waterproofing your home.

Unpredictable and extreme weather conditions damage exposed roofs, terraces, external and internal walls in the long run. To avoid this, waterproofing home or building roofs and Terraces, parapets, sunshades and exterior vertical walls are as crucial as applying wall paint. This will help to protect your home from dampness and seepage.

Waterproofing is an often-overlooked concern when it comes to the checklists that home buyers have. Homeowners should understand the criticality of waterproofing, if not in-depth knowledge of concreting technology to ensure that their dream home remains truly waterproof.

Berger Paints- one of the oldest and most trusted names in the paint industry has been a part of Nepali homes since the early 2000s. Berger Paints Nepal offers an extensive range of products in home colours in Interior, Exterior and Undercoats segments- all certified with “The Green Pro Certification” and has lately introduced the “Waterproofing” segment of products to meet the growing demands of Nepali homes. 

Here are 3 things to know about waterproofing your home:

  • Never choose the wrong waterproofing material!

Each one of the available waterproofing materials has a specific use case. For example; PU Coat that comes with 10 years of waterproofing warranty is a liquid waterproofing compound for UV protection, while Damp Shield Elasto that comes with 6 years of performance warranty is a PU modified elastomeric liquid applied as exterior barrier coat for extended durability of Wall Paint Colour. Likewise, some waterproofing chemicals like Cement Mix Plus is an additive for cement concrete/plaster/mortars that improves the integral waterproofing properties of cement concrete and plasters. Choosing the wrong chemical will result in failure sooner or later.

  • Incorrect Diagnosis of a Leakage

Every homeowner wants the best colour for their house, but that wall colour can be damaged if there is an incorrect diagnosis of leakage. If leakage is detected during waterproofing, it is critical to diagnose it correctly. The source of the leakage is not always located near the visual marks it. After entering the body mass, water flows in all possible directions. Diagnosing a leakage correctly is the first step to fixing it.

  • Faulty External Plastering

If the external plastering of the building is carelessly done, it could result as being the entry points for water. For example, the holes provided in the walls for scaffolding are sometimes not filled properly nor corrected after filling. To tackle this, scientific waterproofing solutions like moisture meters should be used to detect and measure the percentage of water in leaking walls.

4 Tips to pick the correct External Wall Paint Colours for Your Home

Picking home colours can be a long and complicated job. There are many house painting colour combinations that you might want to try- especially in the external walls of your house, as it is what attracts the eyes of the viewers. You want the most perfect and the best colour for your house so as to make it stand out and distinctive. And so, the right preparations are needed to avoid regrets and mistakes. 

If you want to choose the most-fitting exterior paint for your house, here are some tips that you should definitely consider!

 

  • Exterior Paint should protect your house as much as it should decor it.

 

Homeowners want not just the best colour, but also a quality exterior paint that works as an added layer of protection from weather damage, insects, and dust. The exterior paint should also be able to protect your dream house from extreme weather elements such as hot sunshine, UV rays, and rains so that the exterior paint remains for a longer period of time. 

Berger Paints’ Weather coat Longlife is a luxury category exterior emulsion that uses PU & Silicon Technology. The product is designed for heavy rainfall areas and provides excellent protection against extreme rain and exterior walls issues. PU gives robust film strength and unmatched sheen to the paint film. Moreover, it comes with a 10-years performance warranty so as to protect your home for a longer period of time.

 

  • Dark colors are not a good idea for your exterior walls.

 

Dark colours maybe your favorite but choosing it as the wall paint of your exterior walls is a very bad idea as dark colors absorb more heat and dust will be very much visible on it. Do check whether the paint is formulated with resins and tinted with the right colorants which ensure colours that remain vibrant for years to come.

 

  • Visualize the colours

 

With so many varied options to choose from, it is often difficult to decide which colour to go ahead with and so you may get your colours wrong- especially if your inspiration doesn’t fit your home layout. To avoid such regrets, Berger Paints’ Mobile application “Berger Color App” has a colour visualizer tool to help you pick the right colours and their respective paints. It also allows you to upload your house photo, compare different colour schemes and decide which colour best suits your house and vibe.

 

  • Waterproof advantages for your exterior wall paint

 

Exterior surfaces should be given one additional coat for better protection as these areas are prone to water accumulation. Using waterproofing products is one of the best options for it. Any water that does hit your home will simply run off-preventing water penetration and reduce dirt and staining of the walls. The paint to be used must possess waterproofing ability, high strength, high flexibility, and great resistance to weather conditions.  

8 Tricks to Help You Fall in Love with Your Bedroom

Your home is undoubtedly your haven but there are some special nooks and corner, or rooms that you often end up spending more time in than others. More often than not, it is your bedroom where you’re most comfortable; it is the place where you unwind, where you see the first light of the day and therefore, it stands to reason that your bedroom should be the best decorated room too.

 

This edition, we have for you some simple style tips to spruce up your bedroom and make it a place even harder to leave when your morning alarm goes off!

 

1. Carpets or Rugs

 

There is nothing more annoying than stepping onto cold wooden or marble floors in a sleepy haze every morning. It sends a shock through you and is definitely not an ideal way to wake up. Cover the floor with a carpet entirely or select one long enough that extends a few feet either side of your bed.

 

2. Throw Pillows

 

While throw pillows make for uncomfortable back and head rests, they are awesome for cuddling with or just some extra support. Pad your cozy bed further with throw pillows covered in different colours and textures to add some depth to the look! The pillows need not be the exact same and can be of varying sizes and shapes too.

 

3. Wall Design

 

For your bedroom to be calming, it is very important for it to look well aired and uncluttered. Having a good bedroom wall design goes a long way in determining that. Select soothing tones, or mirrors with ornate borders that give your nook a beautiful touch.

 

4. Pastels on walls

 

You can change the atmosphere of your bedroom by incorporating delicate hues. Pastel shades such as peach, powder blue, baby blue, light pink or mauve can give your bedroom walls a soft and an absolutely charming look.

5. Photographs and Artwork

 

Most people have both, photos and artwork scattered all over their homes, but the ones framed here are always slightly more personal. You must take your time choosing which pieces of art or photographs you would want to display in your bedroom. Art pieces that speak to you or are calming are preferable over chaotic pieces since those are unsettling.

 

6. A Smaller Seating Arrangement

 

Instead of having the bed as the only place where you can sit, having either a small seating arrangement in one side of the room, or a single armchair, settee etc. are great to have. You can sit there when you don’t intend to sleep but still want to relax in the bedroom.

 

Can your walls make you feel good?

Sometimes it creeps up on you, and sometimes it hits you – but very few human beings today can claim that they have never felt low. And while the best thing to do always is to sort it out internally, we are simple creatures. A cup of ice-cream, a favourite song – something as simple as even this can lift our spirits.

But the disadvantage of the cup of ice-cream and song is that you can’t eat ice-cream and listen to your favourite song everyday, unless you want to fall ill from all that sugar and ‘milk’ and break any electronic device that plays that song you now can’t stand.

No. What would be nicer is something ambient. Something which is a big part of your life, yet is not intrusive to the senses.

We are talking of course, about your walls. And that’s why we’re going to give you some quick painting ideas so that whenever you wake up from bed or are sitting by your table with a cup of coffee, if nothing else, your walls will be able to make you feel like you are in a good place.

A blue hue – A colour which can create an aura of relaxation. Although its overuse in corporate spaces has associated it with a cold and formal vibe, it’s actually a very warm colour, especially for the bedroom.

Yellow – Add some sunshine to your walls! This colour works great especially in making cramped areas, which normally don’t help the spirits, look bigger and more spacious. Your kitchen or dining room could do well with this shade. But be careful – too much yellow and you’ve got an eyesore. Respect the sunshine, and use it intelligently.

Green – For the same reason we want to look outside a window at the trees, green is a serene colour which probably makes us feel more in touch with nature. And on your walls, that’s the vibe it’s going to give.

Purple – If a feminine and royal vibe is what gets you going, purple is the thing for you. But too much use of it isn’t good.

The 10 Commandments of Home Painting

The home is where the heart is and painting it with the right colours doesn’t just bring life and personality to your entire space, but also sets the mood for your daily activities in and around your house.

Although it may seem like a daunting task, painting doesn’t have to be so if you are organized and plan every detail. It’s also important to be aware of the know-hows of painting before taking the plunge.

Have you noticed that there was a time when people painted their walls only when it started to peel off? Well, not anymore. Today, paint is considered an integral décor element that people are eager to spend on to beautify their homes. In fact, the track-record shows that the Indian paint industry clocked a growth of 1.5-2 times that of GDP growth. According to reports, the decorative paints industry is expected to touch $10.42-billion in the next few years.

In India, the repainting cycle has reduced significantly, from 7 years (about a decade back) to 3-5 years (at present). These changes can be attributed to several factors, such as increased income, number of festivals, number of marriages, and changes in the mind-set and lifestyle of the people.

Now, with no further ado, here is a compilation of home painting commandments, including pointers and tips on what you can expect, along with tricks you should be aware of when overseeing a painting project. Use them to effortlessly navigate your way to the perfectly painted home! Read on and take notes!

Commandment 1
Thou Shalt Learn The Basics Of How Colours Work

Knowing the basics of how colours work is the first step towards creating a home that attracts attention and makes a statement. With this knowledge, you can use colours to set moods in certain areas of your home, for example, energizing shades in your living room that inspires a social vibe or calming warm shades in your bedroom that encourage tranquillity.

Most often, the Colour Wheel is where painting themes are derived from. Learning how this wheel of wonders works can help you pick a colour palette for your home painting. Relax, it isn’t rocket science!

 

Commandment 2
Thou Shalt Plan Each Room’s Ambience In Advance

Picking the right colour scheme may be tricky if you wish to create different ambient moods in every corner of your rooms. You need to establish how to use personality and mood as a backdrop in your rooms. Colours have the power to induce a desired mood. They can influence physiological reactions like blood pressure, increased metabolism, eyestrain and even affect the decisions people make.

So, if you wish to infuse a calming vibe in a room, pick serene colours and if you want to create a happy atmosphere, yellow or orange is a suitable shade.

 

Commandment 3
Thou Shalt Use Colour Swatches & Paint Samples

Painting is not about slapping a coat of paint on the wall without sampling it first. Ask your painters for swatches and samples, observe shades in different lighting and test paints in small sections on the walls in your home. Remember, lighting plays a huge role in the final result. So, notice how the shades seem in natural light, in differing daylight, and with lighting in the room to figure out how they will work with the fixed surrounding elements of your house.

Berger Paints India has a handy tool called Virtual Painter that allows you to play with colours and experiment with shades virtually, be it for home interiors or exteriors. This helps to make an informed decision.

Commandment 4
Thou Shalt Pick The Right Coatings For The Right Surfaces

Homes consist of a wide range of surfaces, such as glass, wood and metal, making coatings an important aspect of home painting. There are really two reasons to apply a protective coating to your project: protection and appearance. The level of protection and effects of appearance offered by a coating varies by the type you use, and there are many varieties to choose from, such as glass coating for glass surfaces and wood coating for wood surfaces. Make sure to use the right coating for the surfaces for the desired results.

15 Dining Room Decorating Ideas

Your dining room should be the most comfortable place for you to enjoy delicious meals and conversations with your family and guests. We have rounded up 15 of our favourite dining room wall décor ideas to beautify your dining space. Read on to know…

Large Mirror

A large mirror can never go out of style and is perfect for a smaller dining space that you are looking to give a larger feel. Large, round mirrors are trendy and you may want to consider it for your dining room.

  1. Graphic Wallpaper

Treat graphic wallpaper as a piece of art. We think that the dining room is the perfect spot for it. Just find a design or a print that you love and one which you can frame and hang together on one wall. It is recommended that you hang it low so that your guests can see it at eye level while seated at the dining table.

  1. Woven wall hanging

Since the past few years, wall hangings have become popular. You can get craftsy and have a DIY piece to fill up your wall as well.

  1. Chalkboard

    You can hang a chalkboard in your modern dining space where you can scribble your menus for dinner parties.

    1. Vintage signs

    Vintage signs are a great way to add an old-world charm to your dining room. You can choose one large sign, or opt for several smaller signs and hang them all together.

    1. Family Photography

    If you’re always going clickety-click with your camera, consider enlarging a couple of your favourite family photographs and using them as artwork in your dining room.

    1. Typography Artwork

    Create a wonderful piece of artwork using typography. Pick words or letters with powerful graphic elements either by using a simple black-and-white palette or a bold colour.

    1. Plate collection

    You can create a wonderful arrangement of plates and china in your dining room wall. You can display it by colour, pattern or mix it all up and simply hang all of your best and favourite ones on the wall.

    1. Wood accent wall

    Make a statement with wood accent wall by choosing an unusual material like reclaimed wood, or paint a bold, graphic pattern using wooden elements.

    1. Shelves

Choosing paint colours for your home

Ever been in a fix about picking house paint colours when redecorating? Join us as we help you figure out how to go about it!

We know choosing paint colours for your house is never an easy task and requires a bit of thought as you’ll be surrounded by your choice of shades for a while. Let’s find out how to pick the best hues that you will be pleased you picked!

1. Start with an inspiration

You can derive inspiration from the daily elements in your life such as a beautiful colourful blanket you love, a curtain or even a cup! Look for inspiration from your surroundings, it’s all around you! Be it the greens of the lush gardens you love or the blues of the ocean facing your sea-front house or if you’re city-bred, the skies!

Bringing the outside in is a popular inspiration for colour schemes. Here’s an important tip when using this technique, make sure to sample the colours in daylight and at night with the windows open and closed to see how it translates in your space. You can even look for inspiration from existing décor pieces or artworks and pick colours from them to create a colour scheme for your house.

2. Stick with neutrals

Colour is good but you need to first decide where you want the attention in a room to go. If your answer is the walls, then you should opt for bold shades. And if you go bold on the walls, everything else in the room should be neutral so that you don’t end up with too many things clashing.

Important Tip: Look for neutral shades for the walls if everything in the room is going to be bold and vibrant.

3. Use testers

Testing a few colours and trying it on some patches of the wall in your room will give you a better idea of how it looks when light hits it at different times of the day. Try your best not to test your paint against white walls as it will throw the colour off. However, if you have to, just do a larger test area.

4. Test your paint colours against furniture and fabrics

Along with testing the colours on the walls, you also need to check it against your existing furniture and fabrics. You can paint a piece of poster board with the colour you wish to use on the walls and hold it up against the sofa, table, or other furniture items and kinds of fabrics. Even if it does not match completely, it works if the undertones go nicely together.

5. Pick the right sheen

What you need to know about sheen is that it accentuates the flaws on the surface, which is why if you are trying to mask flaws, go with as little sheen as possible.

There you go! We hope you found our quick tips on how to choose the perfect house paint colours handy!

Ultimate List Of Painting Mistakes One Should Avoid

In our last segment, we shared with you some of the common painting mistakes that people make. We just found out that you all have been there as many of you wrote back with painting goof-ups that you have made. Whether it was hiring an amateur painter or not spending money on high-quality tools, our readers shared with us how they went from picture-perfect to design disasters. With the help of our readers, we have compiled the ultimate list of painting mistakes one should avoid.  

1. Buying cheap brushes and rollers: While home renovation projects tend to be expensive, it may make sense to cut corners wherever possible. However, it would not be prudent to cut costs by going for the cheapest tools available. Low-quality brushes, rollers and paint sprays will not give the paint good coverage. They will also not long last. An uneven job will force you to change the tools midway. What may seem like saving money will cost you in the long run. 

2. Hiring amateur painter:  When you hire a professional painter, the end job looks professional. When you hire an amateur to save money, you end up with botched up work. It best to hire a professional painter or paint company to paint your home. The equipment that professional painters bring along with them, the efficiency with which they work and the amazing quality of work they do are all unmatchable.

3. Not waiting for the first coat of paint to dry: You can kill the look of your wall by painting the second coat without letting the first coat dry. It’s best to read the instructions on the paint carefully rather than relying on guesswork. It is best to way for at least 24 hours before applying the second coat of paint.

4. Skipping undercoats: The undercoats have a specific job to do. They are meant to prepare the wall for the topcoats. They prevent paint colors from bleeding through and provide adhesion and smooth surface.  When you skip applying undercoats, you end up with uneven coverage. Moreover, without an undercoat, the wall soaks too of paint, increasing the cost of your painting work.
Try out the undercoats of Berger Paints for both interior and exterior walls. One of our product Seal-O-Prime works both as a sealer and as an undercoat. Click to know more: https://bergernepal.com/product-detail/seal-o-primer

5. Not taking the weather into consideration: Whether you are painting the exterior of your house or interior, it’s a must that you take weather into consideration. Painting your house when the humidity levels are high is not recommended. Moisture in the air can make it difficult for the paint to dry. Summer is usually the most appropriate time to paint. Warm and dry weather ensures that you will be done with your painting job quickly.

Berger Paints Nepal: Your one-stop shop for all your house painting needs 

After reading these inputs from our readers we hope you have a fair idea of what it takes to get a perfect painting job done at your house. If you are interested in getting your home painted without making these mistakes, hire our services. With Express Painting by Berger Paints Nepal, you can get your house painted by professional painters using automatic machines and high-quality certified tools. 

How To Paint A Large Room?

Painting a large room can be daunting. You don’t want it to look cold and be devoid of any personality. Stark white expanses can be quite boring and monotonous. You will struggle to make it look interesting with artwork and wall accessories. The idea behind a painting a room is to create a welcoming setting. To infuse color into a large space, we have rounded up a few tips from our interior experts. Keeping these tips in mind you can ensure that your painting project is a success.

Here are a few ideas to paint a large room

1. Embrace dark colors: An all-white room can be bland and uninspiring. But when you are blessed with a large room, you can use dark colors to give the room a touch of drama. Navy blue, deep purple and shades of gray can give a large room a sense of intimacy. Deep warm hues provide a perfect backdrop for the dining area or the living room. They make them so cosy that you actually look forward to spending time in that room. To create an elegant effect, make sure to use light-colored furniture pieces that have golden or silver edges. Metal accents can lend a large room a glamorous feel.

Dark Colors For Interior Wall Paints

Give your walls a glamorous look

Create instant glamour by applying Silk Glamour Mettalic paints on your walls. Silk Glamor Metallic is a super-premium product that will give the designer finish to your walls. The metallic texture will lend your house a touch of elegance and a hint of moodiness.

2. Two-toned wall: If you have a high ceiling, then go for a two-toned wall. It will give the room a cosy feeling and trick you into thinking that the ceilings are lower than they are. In a really large living, a two-toned wall helps to create two zones. They can be used to separate the dining area from the living room. To create visual intrigue, you can keep a sofa between the two zones.

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3. Let the ceiling do the talking: If you want to lend your room a magical vibe, then try painting the ceiling. A yellow ceiling will brighten up a neutral setting. It will create a playful counterpoint to the walls painted in neutral colors. If you are going for a bold color for the ceiling, balance it with crisp white walls.

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4. Create contrast: To lend your room a dramatic flair, try pairing it with cool shade. Don’t shy from away from using a bold color like blue for your accent wall. Make sure the furniture and accents go well with bold color. The contrast of a blue accent wall against white walls can look very modern and chic. If you are choosing a dark color for the accent wall, make sure the furnishing and furniture are light-coloured. This way both the walls and the furniture will look stylish and elevated together. Let the color of the accent drive the design process and set the mood of the room.

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Most Popular Home Design Trends For Millennial

They are tech-savvy, crazy travelers, nature lovers, and experience seekers. They are the millennials. They are nothing like their grandparents and definitively their taste in home decor is nothing like theirs. When it comes to home decor, the millennials are more like collectors than not hoarders. They collect more moments and not just items that have hefty price tags. And, they are not scared of playing around with colors when it comes to home decor. From living rooms to dining spaces, we’ll show you how millennials redefined home design.

Here are a few trends that would help you understand the impact that millennials have on home decor:

  1. Punchy pink decor: Thanks to the millennials, pink and other pastel colors are having their moment. Pastels are trendiest now and this trend is not going anywhere. It is the millennials who have made pink sophisticated and suave. If you wish to create a millennial decor with pink, go for our Coral Sea (1T0223). The best thing about the shade is that it is a cross between pink and coral. It will give a mature and sophisticated look to your house. The shade will lend your living room a youthful spin without the over-top feel of bubblegum pink. Pair the color with light-colored furniture to bring its crispiness out.

    Interior Paints For Living Room
  2. Nature-inspired decor: The millennials love to bring outdoor indoor. It is for this reason that naturally brilliant green dining space is not off-the-mark in a millennial home. The green wall brings in the essence of a forest and the white furniture makes the wall color less overpowering. The white furniture and dark green walls are the perfect examples of sophisticated and yet relaxed decor. To emulate this look, paint the walls of your house with our Spearmint Drop (4D2157). To create a room that looks rustic, pair green with furniture in natural wood. And, don’t forget to place a few potted plants to capture the feel of nature.

  3. Spa-like bathroom: Unlike their grandparents, the millennials do not ignore the bathroom when decorating their house. Besides taking care of health and hygiene, the millennials make sure that the bathrooms in their house are like a relaxing oasis like this navy blue bathroom with white fixtures. No matter you have a big bathroom or a small, you can recreate this look in your house with our Blue Bubble (5D0295) and Pearly White (8P1729). It’s a never-fail combination.

    Bathroom decor
  4. Appetizing ambience: When it comes to the kitchen, for millennials, it is not just the place to cook. It is the place to gather and break bread with family and friends. The millennials love a sleek and stylish kitchen and they are not scared of embracing bold colors. And, red is one such color that has made its way to the kitchens recently. Known for whetting the appetite, the millennials are lending a wow factor to their kitchen with red. If you want to go glam with red, try our Cherry Pie (1A0363) and give your kitchen a vogue elegance. Pair red with gray or white to balance its edginess.

    Looking for the best paint for home interior walls to create a millennial home?

    We hope we have inspired you to decorate your house like a millennial. As a starting point, you can start with the color of the walls. Use the best interior house paint from Berger Paints Nepal to upgrade your house and give your house a stylish vibe. Try out our interior wall product “Berger Silk Glamor” Click to read more: https://www.bergernepal.com/product-detail/silk-glamorBrowse our color catalogue today.