FAQ?


Why Only Colourdrive!

1. What is Colourdrive?

Colourdrive is start-up that deals in painting and home décor issues. Colourdrive deals in residential as well as commercial home painting. It provides services like interior painting, stencil work, texture painting, rental painting, designer walls, etc.

2. What services do Colourdrive offers?

Colourdrive deals in residential as well as commercial home painting. It provides like interior and exterior painting, texture painting, decorating walls, stencil work, room makeover etc. The services provided by the Colourdrive are up to the marks and worth your money spent on it.

3. What makes Colourdrive the best platform for painting and home décor related issues?

Colourdrive provides professional services and have hired best members with it from IIT, NITS, Business executive grads from best business school, etc. Apart from its professionalism Colourdrive staff is really very friendly and will help you to solve the home deco related issues with ease.

4. Which are the locations where Colourdrive offers its services?

Colourdrive offers its services in Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad and they look forward to add happy customer across PAN India soon!

5. What things should I keep in mind before selecting a company for the perfect paint job for your house?

You should do a proper survey regarding the local stores that render painting services and then look up for the best deal that suits you. Make sure that the painting services that the company provides are professional. Do not be in an il lusion that “EXPENSIVE THE PAINTER THE BETTER THE RESULTS WOULD BE!” Better selection can be made if you look at their previous works and so you would be able to select the perfect painting company for the paint job of your house.

6. How can I reach Colourdrive for a personal interaction?

You can contact Colourdrive by just visiting www.colourdrive.in or you can contact them directly on +919014182316. You can also ping them via their official Colourdrive page on Facebook.

7. What methods of payment do Colourdrive accepts?

You can make payment by directly paying them in cash, by cheque or online NEFT.

8. What kind of staff would be engaged in painting my home?

Colourdrive provides professional services and have hired best members with it from IIT, NITS, Business executive grads from best business school, etc. Apart from its professionalism Colourdrive staff is really very friendly and will help you to solve the home deco related issues with ease.

9. Do I need to buy my paint and brushes along with other stuff or Colourdrive will do it for me?

No. you need not worry regarding the stuff that has to be used for the paint job. Colour drive will take care of that. It uses quality products from brands like Asian paints, Nerolac paints, Berger paint, Dulux paint, Sherwin Williams paint, Shalimar paint, etc.

10. What would be the estimate cost of having a paint job done in a 2bhk flat?

Colourdrive services are professional as well as pocket friendly. It can get your paint job of a bhk flat done in approx. 15k provided that you use tractor emulsion paint. However this cost varies from product to product that you want to use for the paint job of your house.

11. Will colour drive give me suggestions regarding the colour shade that I should choose for my home?

Yes! Colour drive has professional staff who will guide you regarding the correct shade for your home, so you can sit back and relax as there is someone who will loom after all the home décor related issues.

Will the mess be cleaned up by colour drive crew or will I have to do it myself?

Yes. All the after painting mess will be cleaned by the company itself and so you need not worry about the mess that is going to be created in your home during the paint job.

General Query:

1. What is the standard procedure of re – painting?

Putty touch up, followed by a coat of primer and 2 coats of paint application, provided walls are in good condition without any cracks or water seepage. Priming can be skipped if matte finish paint is used. However, it is always advisable to have an under coat of primer if a gloss (sheen) finish is desired or when painting a shade way lighter or darker than existing.

2. What is the use of putty?

Putty is often used to prepare a smooth, even surface prior painting. It fills in minor cracks and holes and removes any undulations on walls.

3. What is a primer? What is its use?

A primer is a substance that is used as a pre-coat before paint application on any surface - walls, wood or metal. Primer improves adhesion of paint onto the surface and enhances paint durability.

4. Should primer always be used before applying paint?

Priming can be skipped while repainting using a flat paint (matte finish), though it is always advisable to apply paint on well prepped and primed surface.

But never give it a miss when
1. Fresh painting a surface/drywall
2. Using gloss/high sheen paints
3. Painting a drastic colour change - lighter shade over a darker one and vice-versa.
4. Painting on repaired walls(patched areas) or walls in bad condition – paint flaking/peel off
5. Painting wood surfaces

5. What are paint finishes available?

Paints are available in following dead flat to high gloss finishes:
· Matte
· Semi Gloss or Satin or Soft Sheen
· High Gloss or Super Sheen or Silky

6. What is a matte finish?

Matte finish is opaque and does not reflect light at all and thus can cover up minor imperfections. It is not washable or stain resistant, so only way to get rid of scribbles or stains, is to paint over them. Matte paint is least expensive of all emulsions and is the most economical solution for houses on rent.

7. How do I choose paint finishes for my house?

Rule of thumb says higher the sheen, higher the shine, more durable and easy to maintain it is and higher the cost.
But, high sheen also reflects more light and hence imperfections like patches or reworked areas are easily noticeable.
Gloss paints can be used in areas that demand attention and easy maintenance, like high traffic living room, kids room, kitchen and bath.
If you have to impress your tenants with your freshly painted apartment and also save good cash, go for matte paints. They are easy to be painted over and do not show up minor imperfections as well.
A smart tip is to use combination of paints: Matte finish on ceiling and products of desired sheen on walls.

8. What paint should I use for kitchen?

High gloss paints are well suited for kitchens because of their high washability and stain resistance.

9. Can I use enamels for kitchen and bathroom walls?

Enamels, primarily used on wooden and metallic surfaces can also provide easy to maintain surfaces on walls. But due to their very high gloss, even paint brush or roller marks become visible. It is hence advisable to use enamels, only on smaller area on walls.

10. What are the most economical paints available in market?

·Tractor Emulsion of Asian Paints
·Bison Super Emulsion of Berger
·Beauty Smooth of Nerolac

Products:

1. What are emulsions?

Emulsions are essentially water based paints wherein paint pigments and their binders are carried by solvent water. Emulsions also called acrylics or latex paints, are contained in water, they are easy to apply and dry up quickly as well. Emulsions come in different finishes and are more versatile and widely used.

2. What is the difference between distempers and emulsions?

Distempers contain chalk/lime, unlike emulsions which contain polymeric resins. Lime when mixed with colouring pigments, glue and a solvent like water or oil, can be applied on to surfaces. Distempers do not produce long lasting effect and slowly flake off and colour fades away. Low cost emulsions are better alternatives to distempers for household painting and offer much more value for money.

3. What are enamels?

Enamels refer to paints that produce hard, glossy finishes.Enamels are mostly oil based paints,and are available in semi-gloss (satin) to highly glossy finish, with heat resistant properties. They are widely used on metal and wooden surfaces. Since, they offer easy maintenance and washability, they can also be applied on kitchen/bathroom walls.

4. What are polyurethane (PU) coatings?

Polyurethane coatings are enamels specific for wooden surfaces. They,like regular enamels impart hard and glossy finish on wood, thus enhancing beauty and life of wooden surfaces. PU coatings are mostly oil based, however water based PU finishes are available as well these days.

5. What are oil based and water based enamels?

When the medium(solvent) that carries paint resins, pigments and additives is an oil, enamels are called oil based and when its water, they are called water based. Also , resin used differs on the solvent.
Oil based enamels produce hard,durable and glossy layer. However, oil based paints take longer time to dry. While water based enamels dry quicker, they produce less glossier finish than traditional oil based ones.

6. What is the difference between satin and gloss enamel?

Gloss levels are different - Satin enamels produce smooth-satin (fabric) like sheen, while high gloss enamels are extremely glossy.

7. What are the finishes in which paint products are available?

Paints are available in following dead flat to high gloss finishes: · Matte · Semi Gloss or Satin or Soft Sheen · High Gloss or Super Sheen or Silky

8. How do I choose a paint product for interiors of my house?

Rule of thumb says higher the sheen/gloss, higher the shine, more durable and easy to maintain it is and higher the cost. High sheen also reflects more light and hence imperfections like patches or reworked areas are easily noticeable.
Gloss paints can be used in areas that demand attention and easy maintenance, like high traffic living room, kids room, kitchen and bath.
If you have to impress your tenants with your freshly painted apartment and also save good cash, go for matte paints. They are easy to be painted over and do not show up minor imperfections as well.
A smart tip is to use combination of paints: Matte finish on ceiling and products of desired sheen on walls.

9. What paint should I use for kitchen?

High gloss paints are well suited for kitchens because of their high washability and stain resistance.

10. Can I use enamels for kitchen and bathroom walls?

Enamel can provide easy to maintain, washable surfaces, when used on walls. But due to their very high gloss, paint brush or roller marks may become visible. It is hence advisable to use enamels, on smaller area on walls.

Painting:

1. What is the standard procedure of re – painting?

A coat or touch up of Putty , followed by a coat of primer and 2 coats of paint application, provided walls are in good condition without any cracks or water seepage.
Priming can be skipped if matte finish paint is used. However, it is always advisable to have an under coat of primer if a gloss (sheen) finish is desired or when painting a shade way lighter or darker than existing.

2. What is the use of putty?

Putty is often used to prepare a smooth, even surface prior painting. It fills in minor cracks and holes and removes any undulations on walls.

3. What is a primer? What is its use?

A primer is a substance that is used as a pre-coat before paint application on any surface - walls, wood or metal. Primer improves adhesion of paint onto the surface and enhances paint durability.

4. Should primer always be used before applying paint?

Priming can be skipped while repainting using a flat paint (matte finish), though it is always advisable to apply paint on well prepped and primed surface.
But never give it a miss when
1. Fresh painting a surface/drywall
2. Using gloss/high sheen paints
3. Painting a drastic colour change - lighter shade over a darker one and vice-versa.
4. Painting on repaired walls(patched areas) or walls in bad condition – paint flaking/peel off
5. Painting wood surfaces


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