While it is important to choose the right paint color for your painting project, selecting a paint finish that matches the room is just as crucial. There are a number of different interior paint finish options, each with its own set of advantages and drawbacks. If you are hoping to paint a room in your house soon, this article will help you explore the interior paint options that are available.
Matte and Satin Finishes
If you want the least amount of shine, a matte finish is ideal. Also known as flat paint, a matte finish doesn’t reflect light, which makes it great for masking any cracks or imperfections on the wall. It’s a great paint for textured walls, but usually not so great for kitchens and bathrooms, as it’s harder to keep clean than other types of paint finish options. If you want something easier to clean that shines a bit more than a matte finish, opt for an eggshell paint (also called a satin finish).
Semi-Gloss and Gloss Finishes
Showing less wear than matte and satin finishes, semi-gloss finish will clean easily and does a great job of holding up when it is exposed to water. Unfortunately, if your walls have any imperfections, semi-gloss finish will make them stand out. Gloss paint is a good option if you want a hard, shiny finish, which makes it an especially common paint finish for window and door trims.
Oil-Based and Latex-Based Paints
Oil-based paints offer a smooth, hard finish that keeps your paint safe from stains, scuffs, and fingerprints. It’s also good for rough surfaces. Latex-based paints, however, are more common. They are easy to clean with water, and don’t give off a strong smell like oil-based paints.
At Browder Painting Company, we specialize in professional painting services for our residential and commercial customers in San Luis Obispo and the surrounding areas. We will prep your current surface for paint with a high-quality primer, so you can count on beautiful and lasting results when we are finished. Call us at (805) 544-0547 to learn more about our painting services, and visit our website to see our project gallery.