Different Paints & Their Different Use Cases

Different Paints & Their Use
  • Author: Mohsin Khan
  • Posted On: January 27, 2022
  • Updated On: July 7, 2023

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:

  • Interior Painting
  • Exterior Painting
  • Cabinet Painting
  • Garage Painting
  • Deck and Fence Staining
  • Plaster and Drywall Painting
  • Painting on top of the wallpaper

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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Author: Mohsin Khan

Mohsin has worked as one of the experienced editors with ConstructionHow since 2020 with a total span of 5 years of experience in business PR, boasting a remarkable professional trajectory, he has collaborated with entrepreneurs and startups, and certain publications over the last few years. His unwavering interest lies in the construction industry and related materials. He believes in creating functional and aesthetically pleasing buildings, and homes that fall under the right budget. With a wide range of experience in construction, he also tapped into DIY and home improvement projects based on his extensive set of knowledge in the industry.