It’s time to spruce up your home! Whether that means starting in the kitchen and moving to the bedrooms or vice-versa, you get to choose a new color of paint to transform the walls of your home. For those of you who have already decided on the colors, that’s wonderful! We know we will be able to give you the interior painting results of your dreams. However, have you decided what paint finish to use on these walls? Even those who know exactly what color to choose in each room struggle knowing which finish would be best. We know that the finish of the paint can make a huge difference in the overall effect of the room, which is why we created this guide to help you as you make this decision!
Matte and Low-Gloss
There are several finishes that reflect almost no light whatsoever, which makes them an excellent choice in several situations. Matte paint, or flat, is used often in construction projects and on ceilings. Since it reflects very little light, it’s easy to hide flaws and other imperfections. This is a great choice on new drywall.
Eggshell finishes, or low-luster, provide about the same amount of sheen as an egg. If you want something with just a little more shine, satin finishes are a great choice. Satin finishes are wonderful for resisting mildew, dirt, and other stains, which makes these finishes a great choice for rooms that you and your family frequent. They also clean easily! Here’s a brief overview of each finish to consider as you decide:
- Matte paint is smooth and elegant, yet it does tend to absorb dirt, making it hard to clean.
- Eggshell finishes are easier to wash and easily resist scuffs and stains.
- Satin finishes are wonderful for withstanding moisture, which makes them a great choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
Semi-gloss and Glossy
These glossier sheens reflect much more light than their matte, eggshell, and satin counterparts. Many people choose these sheens due to the shiny, aesthetically pleasing appearance, as well as their durability. However, many people avoid these sheens because they show almost every flaw in a surface. These are good choices for walls with no damage!
Semi-gloss paints resist moisture well, but they do stick at times. High-gloss sheens are quite reflective and are often used for trim, shutters, molding, and railings. Just like for the matte and low-gloss finishes, here is a brief overview of the finishes to help you make your final decision:
- Glossy sheens are easy to scrub and clean without damaging the paint.
- These sheens demand preparation and sanding to make sure the application goes smoothly.
- Semi-gloss is a good choice for kitchens and bathrooms.
If you want interior painting in your Fort Worth home that you won’t be able to wait to show off, be sure to call DRT Painting! We are confident that our team of professionals can handle the job well and professionally every single time. Give us a call today to learn more about our interior painting services and how we may be able to help you.