Doing residential repainting in Sherwood, Oregon, for your home is probably not on your priority at the moment, considering the COVID-19 case.
However, when everything settles down, and normalcy returns, renovation and repainting might be one of your priority projects.
When painting is involved, whether you’re hiring a painting contractor in Sherwood, Oregon, or repainting the DIY way, you will need to choose the right type of paint.
Most homeowners never really take time to consider the type of paint sheen they should use. The right sheen can mean the difference between an uncomfortably glaring paint finish and a nice soft glow that creates an intimate space.
In this article, we will quickly share what you need to know when choosing Matt, Satin, Gloss, or Lacquered Paint finish.
For starters, the matt paint looks like what you see on the body of a car.
Others speak of a ‘velvety’ or ‘chalky’ aspect.
Beyond the appearance, one of the advantages of matt paints is that they’re good at hiding surface imperfections.
That is to say that on a wall that is not even a matte paint will even out the irregularities.
For this reason, it is ideal for ceilings, for example.
In some cases, depending on your painting technique, the traces of the brush might be noticeable.
They’re the most used paints in living rooms and, thanks to their ease of maintenance, suitable paints for rooms with high traffic, such as entrances and corridors.
The glossy paints are mainly used for utility rooms, like the kitchen, the bathroom, and the laundry room because they add glossiness, which, by a ‘mirror’ effect, tends to make the rooms larger.
Also, bright paint will make the colors vibrant and thus suitable for enhancing architectural elements. They also tend to be more resistant to scrubbing and repeated cleaning, making it the paint of choice for the kitchen in particular.
Finally, the lacquered paints offer a finish where the shine and the ‘mirror’ effect have been widely developed.
They create even more depth and brightness than simple gloss paint.
On the other hand, they must be applied to surfaces without imperfections.
The brightness of the paint will create a shadow from the slightest irregularity on the surface.
It should, therefore, only be used after rigorous surface preparation and repairs.
However, many manufacturers have already extended their ranges with semi-gloss lacquered, satin or matt that come in either oil paint or acrylic.
The number of combinations is immeasurable since there are more than 9,000 different paint products in the US market alone.
For example, a matt paint can be poached, alkyd, special alkyd for walls and ceilings, in aqueous filling phase, with high stability or even insulation, etc.
So when choosing your paint finish, consider the condition of the surface and the purpose of the room and space that you’re painting.
For hard-to-choose areas that receive less traffic such as the ceilings, matt paint is the best option.
Satin is generally suitable for most interiors except busy kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms –for those, consider using gloss or semi-gloss paint.
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 colors at no extra cost.