If you are ready to choose a new paint color and spruce up your home’s interior paint there are some things you need to consider first. You need to look at what drywall patches and drywall repairs that you might need to have done first. Then you need to do the fun part and that is go through swatches to find that scheme of colors that is just right for you. If you want your project to turn out amazing and the final product to look great, then hiring a professional to do the job is your best bet. Most people assume that is the last step and they are ready to get the painting under way. There is actually another decision when it comes to new paint that you want to look into and decide on. That is the finish of the paint which has to do with the final look of the color. There are several options that you can choose from and they each have their own pros and cons.
L.W. Winslow Painting, Inc. lists the types of paint finishes that you can choose from when repainting your home.
Matte Paint Finish: This is a finish that you can choose that will leave your walls with NO sheen or shine at all. It is a flat finish that is common in many homes and businesses. The paint needs to be applied in several layers but can come out in a very nice solid color. The paint allows any blemishes to hide away and will not leave them to cause distraction. The downside to choosing this paint color is that it is easily dirtied and is hard to remove the stains and scuffs. The paint will normally need to be touched up often to keep it looking good especially if you have small children in your home.
Eggshell or Satin Paint Finish: This is a level up from a matte finish and leaves the walls with some sheen. It is a great option for many people that need to wipe down their walls often. This finish does allow some drywall damage to show so you want to be sure that the drywall has been repaired professionally so that the blemishes are hidden well.
Gloss Paint Finish: This is a finish that will leave the wall with a full level of shine! The shiny finish shows off many blemishes but is a great paint to take care of and clean when needed. This is not a super common paint finish but is used in smaller areas or on furniture that is painted. Although it is not common it can be used through out the entire house if requested.