What We Paint
Have you ever taken stock of everything in your world that you paint? It’s not something that is foremost on our minds all of the time, but it might be fun to take a few moments to think about all of the parts of our world that paint touches.
Painted surfaces have become such a normal part of our environment that we rarely take time to notice them anymore. Paint provides a colorful, protective layer over many objects and buildings that we come into contact every day.
Just looking around your home you may be able to see paint on the exterior walls, roof, trim, shutters, decks, interior walls, ceilings, cabinetry and furniture. In businesses you may also see paint on the walls, ceilings and floors (wood or cement), metal pipes, fences and signs.
However, paint isn’t limited to buildings alone. Out on the streets we use paint on our cars as well as on the roads themselves to direct us how to drive. Paint is not just for protection and general appearance either. We also use it to enhance our lives with murals on city buildings and on canvases as artwork displayed proudly on walls both in homes and businesses.
It is true that paint is a part of practically every part of our lives. We use it to protect, communicate, beautify, display, express and make our lives simpler, cleaner and more colorful. Anywhere that we live, work or play we use some form of paint to make our lives better.
If you take a minute to look around your home or office, or even down the street that you’re walking, and think about what it would look like without any paint you begin to get an idea of how important a role paint plays in our everyday lives. It wouldn’t be too dramatic to say that the world would be a rather dull place without paint.