Different Paints & Their Different Use Cases

Different Paints & Their Different Use Cases

As expert professional painters and decorators, we know there are specific paints for different materials, and all are made up of various components that make them compatible. Paints can be categorised by their base, and it’s essential to know the base you need before starting a project. The bases you may find are:

  • Oil-based paints
  • Latex-based paints
  • Water-based paints

After base types, there are different sheen or glossiness types that paint leaves behind once dry. Matte paints absorb light and do not have a shine, unlike glossy, which reflects light. Glossy is also very sturdy and is often used for skirting boards as it can handle higher foot traffic and scuffs better than matte. The different types of sheen are:

  • Matte
  • Glossy
  • Eggshell
  • Flat
  • Satin
  • Semi-Gloss

Painting doesn’t need to be for walls when decorating and can be applied to the following uses:

Be sure to choose the right paint for your project to avoid effects like pealing or streaky application, and also ensure you complete the appropriate preparation, such as sanding down previously glossy areas and removing wallpaper where needed.

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