Traditional paints, structural, emalie

Traditional paints

Traditional paints, predecessors of emulsion paints, They are usually water-borne and are perfect for renovating historic and stylish interiors.

Such paints are, for example, lime paint and glue paint. Both allow the plaster to “breathe”. Glue paint cannot be washed, only special, stronger varieties can be gently wiped off.

Structural paints

These are special paints containing fine aggregate, which gives the surface a thicker surface, rough texture. They can be used on walls and ceilings, to hide surface imperfections or plasterboard joints. They are applied with an ordinary roller or a textured roller. With a thicker application, before the paint is dry, you can give the surface a decorative texture, using, for example, a hard brush or a metal float.


They provide a more durable coating than emulsion paints; they are generally used for wood and metal. They are traditionally based on solvents, but now they are also available in a water-borne version. Some of today's enamels are even quick-drying.

Using ordinary, shiny enamel is obtained very smooth, hard surface. These paints, however, tend to drip and form streaks. (Thick thixotropic enamels are much better in this respect). Non-drip version, gelatinous (both water-dilutable, and solvent-based) gives very good results. Matte paints are an alternative to glossy paints (they are used to give the wood a stylish look) and various varieties of paints with a semi-matte effect. They are not as hardy and hard as their shiny varieties, but they can be washed, to remove greasy fingerprints, for example.

Before painting raw wood, the surface must first be primed.

If we paint over a different color, it is good to use a high-coverage surface paint, which will cover the old color without using an additional layer of primer.