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Things to Know About Paint Additives

by Lloyd Ortiz

Painting walls, ceilings, and house exteriors are some of the most confusing things for new homeowners who want to paint their houses on their own. Although almost everyone paints from time to time, how many people know what they bought and applied? What are these things and what you need to know when shopping? How much paint do you need? How to know which paint is of good quality and which one is of bad quality? Many things can be confusing and as a result, many people base their decisions purely on price. They buy the cheapest paint they can buy just to learn that they need to paint and overcoat, overcoat, and overcoat to overlay the cheap paint.

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In this article, you will learn the basics of paints. Sometimes simple paint isn’t enough. Paint additives can do anything from preventing paints from over dryness to water and fungi resistance.

  • There are many different paint additives from a wide variety of manufacturers. Almost every additive does the same job for most paints. It reduces the resistance of the paint, allows the paint to flow smoothly on the walls, allows the paint to adhere to uneven surfaces of the walls, adds texture, makes the paint more fragrant and mind-soothing, and reinforces the antimicrobial properties.
  • Paint modifiers add gliding or smoothing properties without over-diluting and are available for both oil-based and water-based paints such as methylcellulose. Modern acrylic paints die quickly and this does not allow the paint to flow across a surface, which makes brush marks more common. This makes the problem of heavy work into less work and effort.
  • The range of products that give the paint a tactile look or feel ranges from fine aggregate to sand painting, to rolled texture paint to hide small imperfections. Also in this category, there is a granular powder that can be added to paints to make painted floors less slippery when wet.
  • The idea was to turn your new paint into a long-lasting air freshener and in this case, “long term” means 8 to 12 months. 
  • If you live in a humid, humid area and are tired of constantly washing or removing mold or algae, then there are some additives that can help you in solving this ultimate issue.

These and many more additives can be easily obtained by the famous Malaysian chemical suppliers and chemical manufacturers. You can add these additives separately too for better performance and appearance. 



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