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Getting your home or workplace is much more than just protection of walls. Just like the colours of the clothes you wear, the colours of your home are an expression of your personality. Moreover, the effects of the surroundings can be used to enhance your work place or dwelling place and set the mood you desire.

Here are a few ideas to plan and have your painting job done in a more organized way:
 

Identify the rooms you wish to paint.
   
Measure your rooms to find out the area you need to paint. You can use our Paint Calculator to determine the area of all surfaces that you are planning to paint.
   
Check our product range to see which of our brand best meets your needs. Our specially designed Paint Selector is just the right help for you to arrive at "Merawala" brands for your painting needs.
   
Use Paint Calculator to arrive at the approximate budget that you would need to keep aside for the project.
   
You can then locate our Colour World Dealer closest to your home using the Dealer Locator . Alternatively, if you want us to take care of the entire painting process, find out about our unique painting service, Home Solutions (available in select cities only).
   
Remove door knobs, handles and other decorative accessories from doors and windows, in order to prevent damage due to paint spillage. Remove light fixtures or mask them with masking tape, paper and/or cloth.
   
Remove the dust on the walls thoroughly using a dry mop. Walls of bathroom and kitchen can be washed with water and allowed to dry.
   
It is preferable to buy all the paint you need at one time and in the largest possible pack size for convenience and to reduce the chances of slight colour variations between batches. It is also more economical.

Water Seepage facts and fiction
Paint is NOT a water proofing solution. The only permanent solution to water leakage and dampness is to rectify the source of the problem. Typical causes of water seepage are:

Cracks in the external walls
   
Leaking drainage pipes or water supply pipes
   
High ground water level that is getting absorbed in the walls from the foundation
  Application of Enamels (Oil Paints) will not solve the problem of water seepage.
  The water seeping through the wall will erupt on the surface at some place or her.
  We advise you to get a civil contractor or Waterproofing expert to rectify the problem before you paint.
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