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Interior Painting Tigard, Oregon: Which Paint Should You Use for Which Room?
Can you use one type of interior paint for each room in the house when doing interior painting in Tigard, Oregon?
If only the conditions in the basement were the same as in the bedroom, the kitchen as the bathroom, then we would have a universal paint for the entire home interior. Different areas of the house have different ‘micro-climates’ and therefore need different types of paint.
The paint companies reacted by creating niche paints for various rooms and surfaces in the home interior: basement, kitchen, ceiling, bathroom, moldings, and cupboards.
Here is a quick look at the most popular professional recommendations;
In kitchens, consider the general category of interior paints, but avoid flat paints, as they can be challenging to clean. While satin or eggshell sheens are popular, some maintenance-minded owners even opt for semi-gloss in their kitchen.
- Type: Interior wall paint
- Composition: Latex enamel
- Shine: Satin or above
Due to the humidity in bathrooms, the need to wipe the walls frequently is even greater than in the kitchen.
Brighter reflective paints have a tighter molecular structure than flat paints, which makes moisture penetration more difficult.
Type: Interior wall paint. Usually, higher quality paints or those labeled as “bathroom paint” are appropriate.
Composition: Latex enamel
Sheen: Satin or higher
The vast majority of ceilings are painted white, but for a good reason.
White reflects most of the ambient light in the room and helps rooms feel larger.
- Type: Anything labeled “Ceiling Paint” or any interior white latex paint
- Composition: Latex
- Brightness: Apartment
- Try this brand: Glidden EZ Track Ceiling paint
Trim, Cabinets, Windows, Doors
Although you can use water-soluble latex enamel, oil-based paints provide smoother surfaces.
Two drawbacks for that, though: strong odor and extended drying times.
Type: Paint labeled “Cabinet and Trim Paint” or any oil paint or acrylic latex paint
Composition: Alkyd (oil) or acrylic latex (the acrylic additive prevents yellowing of white-tinted finishing paints)
Sheen: Semi-gloss or gloss
The porous outer coating of the drywall absorbs liquids at an irregular and often alarming rate.
The primer helps you achieve an even coat of color.
Type: Primer specially labeled as suitable for drywall (usually product literature will incorporate the word “drywall” or “wallboard” in the name)
Composition: 100 percent acrylic latex
Brightness: You have little of finish with the drywall primer. Any primer comes in flat, or mat sheen.
Living Room and Bedroom Walls
Living rooms and bedrooms are low impact areas and can use any type of paint you want.
However, most homeowners opt for flat latex, satin, or eggshell paints.
Type: Interior wall paint
Composition: 100 percent acrylic
Sheen: Flat or higher, although most owners choose eggshell or satin
Masonry Walls In the Basement
Most basements are often damp, stuffy, and Basement masonry paint seals crack up to 1/16-inch wide with the action of elastomer. Elastomer means that it expands, then resumes its previous shape when the pressure goes down.
Type: Flexible basement primer and finish
Composition: Acrylic latex
Sheen: semi-gloss, gloss
Need Help With Interior Painting In Tigard, Oregon?
If you’re planning for interior repainting in Tigard, Oregon, our team at Maller Painting Company can help.
We have years of interior painting experience serving the areas of Beaverton, Sherwood, and Tigard, Oregon.
Our team can help you choose the best type of paint as well and paint sheens and colors at no extra cost.
To give us a try, book a FREE estimate below or call us on (503) 410-6366 if you have any questions
Kevin began painting houses with his father’s company, C&K Painting, in 1996. His father taught him how to use a brush, roller, and caulk and clean a brush properly. He then worked for several other paint companies, where he learned how to spray oils, lacquers, and all water-based finishes. In 2012, after 15 years of experience, he decided to get licensed and start the Maller Painting Company. His team has focused on providing the best re-painting services to our residential clients in the Beaverton area.