There are many factors to consider when deciding on which paint is the right choice for the right job, some of these considerations include the condition of the surface you want to paint, the type of surface, the age of the surface, and the type of paint previously used. All of these considerations can be confusing not to mention overwhelming. The expert artisans at L.W. Winslow Painting are available to provide you with a level of quality workmanship for all of your interior and exterior painting needs. L.W. Winslow Painting is a full service, family owned painting company established in 1980 in the Village of Amagansett, East Hampton, New York.
Interior House Paint Types
The experienced and skilled craftsmen at L.W Winslow Painting have provided the following information to help you understand the different types of paints available and how to use them effectively on your interior surfaces.
• Interior paint is available in latex and oil-based formulations. Different gloss levels are also available and include flat, satin, eggshell, semi-gloss and high-gloss.
• Interior latex paint can be easily applied; brushes and rollers can be cleaned up with water.
• Latex paint is the most common type of paint used on interiors.
• Oil-based interior paints consist of resins and thinners that contain pigments. When the thinners evaporate, the resins form a hard coating and the pigment provides the color.
• The contents contained within oil-based paints make them much harder to apply, but an advantage of oil-based paints is the heavy coverage on the first application.
• Some of the disadvantages of oil-based paints include odor and a longer drying time. Thinners or turpentine are required for clean-up, and oil-based paints cannot be applied to moist surfaces.
Now that you have a better understand of the different types of paints available, L.W. Winslow Painting has provided the following list of recommendations to guide you in choosing the correct gloss finish.
• Flat Paint – leaves a dull (matte) finish without shine, flat paints are typically applied to ceilings or walls with irregular surfaces due to their ability to cover up imperfections. Flat paint should not be used in areas that are considered high water areas, like kitchens and bathrooms.
• Satin and eggshell finishes – are the recommended choice for most walls. Low in sheen they are easy to clean due to their higher binder content and offer an elegant finish to any room.
• Semi-gloss paints – are recommended for windows, doors and wood trim. These areas are open to more wear and tear than walls. Glossier enamels are easier to clean and can be wiped down with water.
• Enamels and gloss paints – are harder to apply as they tend to show brush and roller marks. Interior surfaces need to be prepped carefully and the application of the paint must be carefully applied.
• Semi -gloss enamels – provide a resilient washable finish for areas that are considered very high traffic such as hallways or rooms that require resistance to moisture such as the bathrooms and kitchen.
• High-gloss enamels – can be scrubbed clean with ease and offer a high shine finish. High-gloss enamels are perfect for trim, woodwork, molding, doors and cabinets.
Professional Residential Painters and Commercial Painting Contractors
The seasoned and highly skilled craftsmen at L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. will provide premium finishes in your home through our attention to detail and the application of the finest quality products available. We pride ourselves on craftsmanship and professionalism in all the services we provide our clients. We specialize in residential interior and exterior painting services — restoration, renovation, and remodeling as well as new construction projects. Contact us today for an obligation free quote.