Interior Painting in Seattle? Pick the Right Product for Your Needs!
What do you look for in interior paint?
Well, getting the color right is a big deal. Style is king! But you also need more than a pretty face, and are probably looking for products that will really perform. If you have kids or pets, this takes on a whole new level of importance.
Painting a room like a kitchen or bathroom means that you need interior paint that can withstand moisture too, and the occasional scrub down.
So, how do you pick the right paint for the job?
Start with the Right Interior Paint Brand
Quality matters. It really, really does.
We know that the big box stores have a lot of cheap paint available in fun colors with equally attractive price tags, but it ends up costing you time and money in the long run. Low-cost paint is made with low-cost ingredients that just don’t perform the way you need them to. They might look good for a while, but pretty soon you could be dealing with color retention issues, adhesion problems, or a finish that can’t stand up to a busy lifestyle.
Buy good paint. It really is worth it. And if you’re working with a professional interior painter, ask what kind of paint they recommend and why.
Which Paint Sheen Is Best for Your Interior Painting Project?
“Sheen” has to do with the level of gloss your paint has. Or, in other words, how shiny it is. Lower-sheen paint (like matte or flat) typically is used for low-traffic surfaces like your ceiling, while higher-gloss products are saved for cabinets, trim, doors, etc. That shinier, harder finish makes it really tough!
The trouble is, a lot of folks don’t LIKE high-gloss paint. It’s harder to work with, not easy to touch up, and it makes any surface imperfections super obvious. A lot of prep is required for a finish to look really smooth and good.
Well, we have good news.
In recent years, paint formulas have come a long, long way. If you buy higher-quality paint, flat and matte finishes can be plenty durable for everyday use. You can have your cake and it too, with washable, strong paint that is also flattering and stylish.
Have Any Other Interior Painting Questions?
We’re here to help! Our painting team can answer any and all questions, and help you pair the perfect paint with your project goals. Contact us today!
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