Crores and crores of money is being spent on building a dream house and lakhs and lakhs of money is spent in order to bring colour to the dream house, this proves that painting a house can be really a great task. Now in modern times, when everything around us is fast forwarding, building a […]
Crores and crores of money is being spent on building a dream house and lakhs and lakhs of money is spent in order to bring colour to the dream house, this proves that painting a house can be really a great task. Now in modern times, when everything around us is fast forwarding, building a house somewhere in midst of a sprawling city is liked by many of us as more importance is given to the busy life rather than to our connection with the nature surrounding us. The difference of life while in connection to the nature and not can be greatly seen and felt clearly.
I live in a house which is nearly 98 years old and which has seen the growth and death of four generations of people in our family. My family taught us the most serious relationship with the trees and the birds surrounding our place. It might seem unbelievable but the importance is seen in our daily lives. The topic given here is about painting a house naturally. I see it in two ways one about the natural paint used in painting and other the natural surrounding which brings in radiant colours to a house.
As far as the steps involved in bringing radiant and pure colours to a house, the first step is building large windows that brings in ample amount of sunlight, which illuminates the whole house. Many houses which is built in a dark atmosphere lacks liveliness despite its architectural beauty in the absence of natural light. Large windows can be kept in places like kitchen and living rooms and areas around the staircases is also considered mainly for the addition of windows. Other features are the glass doors, which were popular during the 70s and if privacy is required, etched glass is used to bring in light. To remove the darkness within a house large pathways and warm colours like green is usually painted but the cozy dark trees surrounding atmosphere adds in extra warmth to the house. The wooden doors, huge well and the stone bench makes the house lovely and beautiful. The nature around us is huge and the colour, which it brings into a house, is even more huge and magical.
As our lives are becoming more and more sophisticated, the nature around us remains unavailable to many of us and thus, in order to create a warm and pleasant living space, homemade eco-friendly paints are considered. Using natural materials reduces the cost of paint and increases the naturality of the house. Natural paint brings in coolness, which is not found in any of the artificially made paints as it contains toxic, and petroleum materials, which traps the heat largely. Therefore, natural paints can be opted for places experiencing tropic climates. Creating our own paint can be a bit challenging task but brings in satisfaction and self reliance to achieve a specific colour of one’s own interest as natural paints offer unique finishes very different from the articially manufactured paints. There are numerous combinations in bringing about a perfect colour for a perfect situation and this takes us back to our knowledge on primary, secondary and tertiary colours.
Flour paint is one of the simplest homemade paints and mostly wheat flour is commonly mixed with clay as filler but combinations of chalk, mica, and limestone, marble is used to increase its texture. Flour paint, is used in the interior surfaces and the oil paints are used in the exterior surfaces as it gives the advantage of elasticity as the surfaces shrink and swell according to the outside temperature. Natural oil paints are made with linseed oil and a natural solvent as turpentine. The effect is seen largely in finished wooden structures in and around the house. Casein paint is another component made of milk, which prevents cracking, peeling and dusting off and it is combined with alkaline lime.
These are some of the natural paints, which is used in a very few numbers but still the real nature and the naturally made paints are a greater option to be made in contrast to the artificially made colours. Though painting a house naturally brings about lots of challenging activity, it sure brings in a greater change and an inter relationship within the house and also within the people residing along with the nature around them.