The Type of Paint You Need For Each Room

So it's time to paint the house. Whether its one specific room or more, choosing the correct paint is as important as choosing the color. Factors like durability, sheen, and functionality must be considered to ensure your job withstands the test of time. We'll assume you've already picked up your teegan painters tape, so let's visit each room of a typical household and tell you the best paint to use.


    Living Areas and Bedrooms: Embrace Elegance with Emulsion

For spaces where comfort and aesthetics converge, such as living rooms and bedrooms, water-based emulsion paints are an excellent choice. They come in various sheens—matte, eggshell, satin, and silk—and offer rich, even color distribution. Matte finishes provide a flat look that conceals imperfections, while higher-sheen finishes like satin and silk add a subtle glow that's easier to clean.


    Kitchens and Bathrooms: Tackle Humidity with Semi-Gloss or Satin

Kitchens and bathrooms are prone to high humidity and moisture, making the choice of paint crucial. Semi-gloss or satin paints are recommended due to their moisture resistance and easy-to-clean nature. These finishes are more resistant to mold and mildew, making them a durable choice for areas where steam and splashes are frequent.


    Ceilings: Opt for Flat or Matte

When it comes to painting ceilings, it's best to stick with flat or matte paints. These finishes don't reflect light as much, which can help disguise imperfections and create a smoother appearance. Choosing a white or off-white color for ceilings can help bounce light around the room, making it feel more spacious.


    Trim and Woodwork: Embrace Semi-Gloss for Elegance and Durability

Trim, baseboards, and doors require a durable finish that can withstand scuffs and daily wear. Semi-gloss paint is a great option for these areas, as it provides a subtle sheen that adds a touch of elegance while being easy to clean. It also creates a pleasing contrast with matte or satin walls.


    Exteriors: Weather the Elements with Exterior Paints

Exterior paints are formulated to withstand harsh weather conditions, from scorching sun to heavy rain. These paints are more resilient and have special additives that prevent fading, cracking, and peeling. Depending on your home's surface—wood, stucco, brick, or siding—you'll need to select the appropriate type of exterior paint.


    Children's Rooms: Unleash Creativity with Washable Paints

Kids' rooms are all about imagination and creativity, but they can also get messy. Opt for washable and scrubbable paints that allow you to wipe away crayon marks, fingerprints, and spills without damaging the paint's finish. These paints make cleanup a breeze while maintaining the vibrant colors your little ones adore.


    High-Traffic Areas: Durability is Key

Hallways, entryways, and staircases endure heavy foot traffic and the occasional bump or scrape. Choose paints with high durability and easy-to-clean properties, such as satin or eggshell finishes. These finishes strike a balance between durability and aesthetics, keeping your high-traffic areas looking pristine.

There you have it, your room by room guide as to which type of paint to use. Make sure you don't forget your painters tape before you set out to paint.
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