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Dafna Aviv

Choosing a Wall Paint - Type

It's a challenge what to choose

White is a color too

When we finally get to the wall paint how do we choose it?

Wall paint is a combination of Type & Color.
Before you buy your paint you should know your wall paint type.
First, we need to know what kind of wall paint we want.
There are 5 types of different wall paints and finishes.
  1. Flat paint, also known as matte paint, has the least amount of shine. It will provide you with the most coverage and will require fewer coats. It is the least durable and will be damaged if treated with cleaner. This is my favorite type of paint and I will tell you why – Most of the walls I am facing are not flat and does have some dents and flaws. The flat type will not highlight defects. It will look the best on any wall.
  2. Eggshell finishes are very popular. They’re slightly more lustrous than flat, they will still cover imperfections. You can use eggshell paint if you would like to have a bit shiny wall but still cover the defects.
  3. Satin finishes are the most common interior paint. Many love it, it has a velvety sheen and is easier to clean than flat, which make it good for more traffic areas. You need to know what you are doing, if you choose this one, it will show brush strokes, making touch-ups slightly tricky but if your wall is perfect strait, this type of color will be a very good choice.
  4. Semi-gloss paints are shiny and reflective. They’re extremely durable so they are good for rooms with moisture, like bathrooms. They will show imperfections. They have good resistance, so it will be good to use them in rooms that get a lot of wear and tear.
  5. High-gloss paints have the shiniest paint finish. They’re also the most durable and washable. They are good for doors and trim. This type of paint can also be used as an outdoor detail as well, like for shutters. However, your walls have to be perfect, if you are using this type of paint, as it will show any imperfections. You also need to know how to apply it correctly.
So basically it is important to choose the right type of paint for your walls before you choose the color.
You are welcome to ask questions about the paint type for your walls. 😀

 

 


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