Paint Considerations

Paint Cans

Repaint your Options

Do you have that one room in your house that is always just a bit drab to look at? Before you put thousands into knocking down walls and buying new furniture, try changing up the color by painting the walls. Even just adding a freshly painted accent can spice up any room in a relatively cheap, simple, and efficient way. Here are a few options you can look into before beginning your weekend project:

Semi-Gloss: The Renaissance Man of paints, with its high durability against stains and wear and tear. Great for brightening up any room, but is best in the kitchen, a child’s room, or the bathroom since it is easy to clean and can stand up to moisture.

Flat or Matte: Preferable in low-traffic rooms since it is not as stain resistant as other finishes. This paint helps to hide imperfections and help darker colors stand out.

Eggshell: The happy in-between of a matte finish and semi-gloss finish, making it the best option for living rooms and bedrooms. Take caution while using this finish because it acts as a highlighter to all of the dings and dents on a wall.

Satin: Looking for a precision paint for windows, doors and trims? Satin paint is the paint for you! Its soft finish helps differentiate from walls which are painted with an eggshell or matte finish. And while this paint is highly durable, it unfortunately does not offer as much protection as those paints with a shinier finish.

Low VOC: Perfect for those DIY-ers with a green thumb! Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) are present in most paints, which release toxic gases into your home and create that less than pleasant “paint smell”. Low VOC paint is a great way to go green and cut down on paint fumes.

Paint Choices