Which Is the Best Kind of Paint to Use? - Interior Painting Tips for San Diego

 Which Is the Best Kind of Paint to Use? - Interior Painting Tips for San Diego

Anyone who has spent an extended period of time in a paint supply store knows that when it comes to choosing your interior paint, there are a stunning number of options. The colors alone could keep you occupied for a few weeks; each primary color has rows and rows of extended family members, representing every shade and hue imaginable.

On top of that, there are brands to consider! The fact that each one claims to be the best doesn’t help to narrow things down.

And then, finally, there is the question of what kind of sheen you want. We’d like to step in at this point and offer a brief summary of exactly what options are out there and how you can choose an interior paint that best meets your needs.

What Exactly Does Flat, Satin, Eggshell, and High-Gloss Mean?

  • Flat Paint - This is an option that is most often used for ceilings because it has a dull, non-reflective finish, and is easily smudged. This is not the kind of paint you would want for a high-traffic area.
  • Satin, Eggshell, and Semi-Gloss - These three options are not all identical, but they offer a finish that is similar enough that we can group them for our purposes here. From satin to semi-gloss, they grow incrementally more reflective (brighter), and also more durable and resistant to smudges and marks.
  • High-Gloss - This is a bright, reflective sheen that is incredibly durable, but also is not forgiving of any flaws in the wall. If you choose a high-gloss paint you need to be prepared for careful wall preparation if you want a smooth, blemish-free look.

Which Kind of Interior Paint Is Most Popular?

Finding the right interior paint for you is really a matter of thinking through what goals you have regarding the style and function of your finished product. All in all, however, the eggshell and semi-gloss paints are generally the most popular. This is because they offer the slightly more forgiving coverage of the lower-sheen paints, but they still have some of the brightness and strength of high-gloss. It’s a happy medium, if you will.

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