Tips for Choosing Your Interior Paint Correctly

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There are several different types of interior wall paints. The fundamental thing to make a good choice is to know what is the surface on which you want to paint, as well as the environment where it is located (lighting, dimensions, location of the windows, etc.). 

Want a fresh and sparkling new look? Perhaps the interior of your home is looking a little dull and worn out. Call Calgary Painters , they will help ypu fix it. The effects of these paintings can vary a lot from one environment to another and, in some cases, they can even offer different results than what we are looking for. Follow these tips to get your paint right in any situation.

1. Matte finish paint

The matte finish is the most used in interior decoration. As it does not have shine, it is ideal for walls and ceilings where you want to avoid any type of visual distraction.

It is easy to apply, although it often takes more than one coat to create a good solid color. S can be applied with a brush or roller and works well for covering imperfections in the walls. However, matte paint gets dirty more easily than others . Although some marks can be removed with a damp cloth, matte paint usually needs periodic touch-ups , so try to choose a paint that is as washable as possible. 

2. Matte finish enamel

Matte enamel is very similar to matte paint, but it tends to be much more durable and resistant. It’s an easy-to-clean paint and rarely needs touch-ups, giving it a huge advantage, especially if you have small children or pets. It is also widely used in kitchen decoration , where the walls are constantly exposed to splashes and dirt. The visual effect is very similar to that of matte paint and can be applied in the same way.

3. Satin paints

The satin finish is a well-known type of finish, but it is usually used to a lesser extent than other finishes . Satin is somewhere between matte and glossy, producing a soft, understated sheen . This makes it ideal for walls that need to be cleaned regularly. However, we give you some advice in this regard: do not use a satin finish on walls with considerable imperfections, as the only thing you will do is highlight them.

4. Semi-gloss finish paints

Semi-gloss is another common interior finish, although it is more commonly used on trim than on walls . It is suitable for heavy use and is usually easy to clean with just soap and water. The gloss it produces is lower than that of full gloss paint, but it is generally easy to achieve a good coverage with a single coat in which we will already notice the shine.

Tip: As with the satin finish, glossy paints highlight imperfections. especially the traces of putty and plasters. The best way to cover caulk and repair patches under semi-gloss paints is to apply a coat of matte paint and apply a coat tinted in the finish paint color on repairs.

5. Glossy paint

Besides matte paint, gloss is the most common interior wall paint. It is the one that reflects the light the most and, precisely because of this, it is capable of casting a certain shadow on the irregular areas of the walls, which makes all its imperfections stand out. Therefore, before applying it, carry out a caulking and sanding job that leaves the surface as smooth and level as possible. 

These paints have good washability, so they are usually used in places in the house where there is constant activity and there is a greater possibility of scratches and stains.

6. BONUS: Where is condensation concentrated?

Although, a priori, it does not have much to do with the degree of brightness that we choose for our room, finding the place where moisture is concentrated by condensation in your home is crucial in order to know which room needs an anti-humidity paint that prevents stains mold and condensation moisture . These paints are not always available in all levels of gloss, so you need to make sure that when choosing, you find a balance between the degree of gloss you want to apply in your room and the anti-humidity properties of the paint.

Moisture from condensation is a problem that affects many homes. It usually comes from the accumulation of water vapor generated when cooking (for example, by boiling water), or by the hot water from the shower itself, among other cases. This can cause moisture to collect on windows, corners, pillars, behind cabinets, pantries, outside walls, or on the colder walls of the home.

Detect where there is usually moisture accumulation and paint the affected room with paints with anti-mold and anti-humidity properties . We leave you a link where we give you different tips and recommendations to prevent the appearance of mold and humidity in your home.

7. Get to know the range of ePinturas interior products

In our online store we have a wide variety of interior paints available in various colors and degrees of gloss. Choose yours and … start decorating the walls of your home successfully!