Painting is generally looked upon as merely a process of beautification of the structure. However there is more to it than mere beautification. Painting at regular intervals with the right paint protects the building from fungus, algae, UV rays, development of vegetation, cleans the building, fills the cracks & waterproofs the surface. Selection of the right kind of paint not only decides the look but also the overall life of the structure, it protects the surface of the building from the vagaries & major maintenance expenditure, which eventually, takes away the originality of the structure & weakens it. Therefore painting needs to be viewed seriously.