Considerations When Choosing the Right Interior Paint Finish
Deciding on the right type of finish is as important as choosing the perfect color for a room you are intending to paint. A variety of finishes are available for any color you desire for your painting project, and learning each one of them helps determine the right one for the job.
Know Your Paint Finish
Each paint finish has its uses and benefits. A flat finish, also known as “wall paint”, has a completely matte surface that doesn’t give off a sheen and has a slightly chalky texture. Flat enamel is somewhat similar, but its unique chemistry allows it to form a slight film upon drying. It is a great choice if you are painting a guest bedroom or a powder room. Varying degrees of paint glossiness can be found in eggshell, satin, semi-gloss and high-gloss finishes.
Determine the Room’s Level of Activity
Your choice of paint finish for your interior painting project will depend on how busy the room is going to be as well as how much you want to clean. For instance, if you have kids or pets at home or people coming in and out, certain finishes can attract dirt and debris. Be sure that the finishes can better withstand repeated cleanings, like eggshell or satin on walls and semi-gloss on doors, windows and moldings.
Find the Right Balance
The key to choosing the best paint finish is to strike the balance between cleanability, durability and aesthetics. For example, high-gloss paint reflects light very well and is easy to clean, but it tends to highlight any imperfections on surfaces. Consider using it sparingly in certain interior areas.
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