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Monday, October 2, 2023

Paint comes in various textural options, finishes and latex or bases. It is important to use the best quality products on your walls to ensure the best results. If you think you can handle the work hire professional to take care of your home interior painting, but if you have got what it takes to paint the whole house, invest some muscles in and do it.

Following are the different kinds of paints to choose from.

Latex Paint:

Latex is the most commonly used paint type. It is preferred over the other paint types because of its distinguishing durability and easy to clean finish. Latex let in the oxygen more than oil paint which prevents it from chipping a breathing paint works better on the walls which are prone to inside moisture.

The shades which are offered in the latex are more fade resistant so a color stays intact for a longer period of time.

Latex blisters less because it allows the moisture to let out.

Since the product is designed to breathe, it is best for most parts of the house like concrete walls and cement floors.

Oil-based paints:

Oil paints are best to apply to the wood and wood-based trimmings. You can use it on the doors, staircases, porches, door trimmings, built in cupboards attic and other areas which need to be prevented from moistures.

The product is designed to provide the best resistance against the moisture so it is recommended to be used as a sealer on areas which are prone to moisture.

Oil blisters a lot because of its moisture-resistant nature, but the same feature can be used in our favor as well. Choose the right surface to apply the paint on.

Oil-based paints take longer to dry so keep in mind that you will require more drying time if you are applying oil-based paint all over the house.


A basic rule of painting is, the glossier the paint the easier it is to clean. Paints which have more sheen are the best to use in a room where the traffic is heavy, for example, if you have to paint a common playroom where kids come to play, applies paint with a glossier finish so that you can wipe a stain out with the help of soap and sponge. It is recommended to apply the glossier paints in the kitchen and walking garage where the risk of grease stains is more.

The wall has to be perfect and flawless to apply a glossier paint as the gloss is notorious to highlight the uneven surfaces in the wall.

Rather than applying a sheer paint on complete walls, apply it only on the trims or half of the wall; half sheen will complement the whole house; a royal combination is white latex and gold sheen.


It’s another good option for the kitchens and bathrooms and those trims you want to highlight. These kinds of paints have satiny touch and are the best choice if you don’t like the dullness of latex or the shine of the gloss paints. Again it can also be cleaned without much effort because of a smooth semi-oil-based coverage.

Matte paints:

A wall which has a lot of imperfections can be camouflaged with a good matte paint. Usually, one coat of the flat or matte paint is enough to provide a good coverage of the flaws or stains.

A huge flaw in the mate or flat finish paint is its dissolvability. The substance is water solvent so It cannot be washed with water in case of staining. However, it is cheaper than all of the paint options available and you can apply a second coat to cover the stains and marks.

A matte is softer to touch, it provides a velvety finish to the walls and the best thing to do will be to apply a combination of matte and latex to your walls.

Color guide for you:

Take your time to select the shade for your interior. It is not essential to color every wall with the same shade but it’s important to select shades which complement each other. Make the most of the thousands of color options given by the painting brands, buy a quart and do a little part of the wall. Check how the color is appearing in terms of shade and texture.

If you intend to sell your property, the best go-to shades are pale whites and greys. The whites are the best to apply color on as they provide a nice subtle base to every other shade. The exterior should be painted with the greys so that the staining can be avoided. Professional exterior painters mostly work with pale greys to cover the stains and marks.

(this is a guest post by Emma anderson , contact us to become a contributor, submit guest post or to get your sponsored post published on our blog.)

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