Sep 2020

What type of paint should i use?


Color does not add a pleasant quality to design- it reinforces it.

After waking up or after coming back home from a tiring day, what do you see first? Of course, your room or the house and the colors painted on them. And paint is one thing which you must decide consciously keeping all the factors in mind because it is for the long term. It is not like when you wish to paint the house, just go to the shop, buy any paint and brushes or rollers and start painting. You have to look for the texture design and finish which is best suited.

If you are all set and have decided to paint the house on your own then you have to do full research on which color suits your living area, what is there for your bedroom colors, kitchen, etc. So here are a few suggestions or types of paint and finishes which you can use:

Here are 5 types of paints and finishes -

  • Flat/Matte

The other name of flat paints is matte paint. As the name suggests, flat paints are flat with less or no shine. It spreads very well and requires fewer coats to cover all the imperfections like nail holes etc. you know everything has limitations. While this paint is great at the coverage, they are not much durable paint. It will get damaged if it is treated with a cleaner. 

So why use this? Well, you can use this paint finish in those areas which are of less traffic like dining rooms and surfaces, like ceilings, which are not touched much.

  • Eggshell

This is one of the popular paint finishes available. Eggshell paint is more lustrous than the flat paints( with the delicate low sheen of an eggshell). They also cover imperfections but they are more durable than the flat paints( but not that much durable like satin or gloss finishes). So places with medium or low traffic in the house like hallways, living rooms, and entryways you can use this paint finish.

  • Satin

Mostly, people use satin paint to finish at their home. So, what makes this paint so common in use. 

  • They have a velvety sheen.
  • They are easier to clean than flat paints or eggshell paints.
  • Good for high traffic areas of the house like playrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, family rooms, and laundry rooms.

Yet again the drawback

  • As they are glossier, the brush strokes will get revealed. So it will become slightly tricky to make touch-ups down the line.
  • Semi-gloss

Now here are some cool suggestions for the rooms which gets a lot of wear and tear or moisture. And they are kids' rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms. First, let's have a look at the good qualities of this paint.

  • They are shiny
  • Reflective
  • Extremely durable
  • Mildew resistant
  • Great for trim

But, as they are glossier they will show imperfections.

  • High-gloss

Last but not the least, the shiniest paint of the bunch is High-gloss. 

  • Most durable
  • Washable
  • Mostly used for trim, doors, and cabinetry
  • Can be used in both indoor and outdoor details like shutter

Still, if you have some doubts or you are not confident or you don’t have that much time for painting then Aapka Painter is a reliable choice. Go to their website, contact them, take consultations for free, and make your home a happy place.

Updated: 26 Sep 2020
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