Types of Paint
- Flat paint is a very easy to use paint when you paint your home. The materials in it lay down on the wall well, however, this product has virtually no durability on the wall. It scuffs easily and really leaves a mark if you try to clean it. It is great for adult bedrooms(older children, too), living rooms, and hallways.
- Eggshell paint is slightly more durable than flat paint. It is really low luster paint, but it is supposed to add warmth to the look of a room. This paint dries hard, but it is a little testy to clean. It is also difficult to remove. Eggshell is also suitable for living room, dining rooms, bedrooms, and hallways.
- Satin paint is the other paint in the low luster category. It has a good deal more sheen than eggshell or flat paints, but it doesn't shine quite like the glossy paints. This material wipes clean well if you are dealing with grimy substances, but it doesn't take well to impact and scuff marks. The paint in question here is a good choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. Satin dries much softer than most paints, so choose where it is used carefully.
- Semi-Gloss paint is one of my favorites. This paint really shines well, and it has terrific capabilities when it comes to durability. Semi can be wiped well, it is scuff resistant, and you'll find it is more manageable than high gloss paints. IT can also be used in kitchens, bathrooms, and laundry rooms. It may be too glossy for some home owners walls, but it's durability definitely makes it something to consider for areas that may get damp. I have also seen homes where this was the paint of choice for the doors and trim. It is not the usual product for trim painting, but it is a viable option there as well.
- High-Gloss paint has the most shine of all of the latex paints. It dries super hard, and wipes clean the easiest. This is usually the door, window, and trim paint of choice. The durability of High-gloss paint is excellent, but this stuff is extremely difficult to remove.