Why Water Sealing is Important With Any Interior Painting Project
A fresh coat of paint can transform your space and revitalize the room. While sealing the paint is commonly discussed in exterior projects, it's just as critical for interior spaces. The Get Fresh Paint Team is your local expert, so we have put together this guide that explains why sealing interior paint projects is essential to help save you time and money.
How Does Using a Sealer Over Your Paint Work?
Sealing the paint can be an easy and affordable solution. It helps create a barrier to hold back moisture, especially in areas like kitchens, bathrooms, and basements that are more prone to water exposure. Sealing them give you peace of mind because you know your walls are less vulnerable to moisture, creating these advantages:
Water Damage Resistance
The biggest advantage of sealing the paint is that it becomes moisture-resistant. The seal forms a barrier against water, so if there's a spill or leak, there’s less risk of it getting into the walls and causing damage.
Whether you're painting to change the look of the space or increase its durability, you want to keep it as nice as possible. Sealing the paint won't affect the color or finish, increasing its durability for a longer-lasting finish.
Mildew and Mold Growth Prevention
Sealing and waterproofing the paint will also inhibit mold and mildew growth which can be detrimental to the structural integrity of your home and cause potential health issues.
Sealing the paint often makes it easier to maintain and clean than just one coat alone. It's also more resistant to stains making it a quick clean-up with a damp cloth, saving you time.
What Kinds of Sealers Are Available?
In most cases, the sealer is applied over the paint once it has cured. There are five types, including varnish, shellac, lacquer, polyacrylic, and polyurethane, each with different qualities but all designed to protect the paint from damage making it more durable.
There's also an alternative; waterproof paint designed to resist humidity and water. These are generally made with additives, pigments, and resins, offering a long-lasting, tough coat that can withstand water exposure without lifting, cracking, or peeling.
Applying the Seal
Water sealing a painted surface is an excellent way to keep it protected, and while it's always recommended to hire a professional to ensure its thoroughly completed, here are the steps for the process:
Make sure the painted surface is thoroughly cleaned with mild detergent, warm water, and a sponge.
Allow the surface to completely dry before adding the seal.
Once the sealer is prepared, apply an even coat with a roller or brush.
Let the seal completely dry, which can take between 8 and 12 hours.
Add any extra layers for additional protection.
Get Fresh Paint: Your Twin Cities Paint Experts
Investing in a new coat of paint can be an expensive and time-consuming experience, so you want to keep it as protected as possible.
When you need a guarantee of a professional finish, Get Fresh Paint is your trusted source for exterior and interior painting services. With over 15 years in the business, our five-star results speak for themselves, and we would love to help you with your next project.
Our team is here to answer all your questions, so give us a call at 612-325-1409 or contact us online for your free quote today.