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Choosing the Right Paint

CHOOSING THE RIGHT PAINT

Most people probably have thought about the color when it is getting near time to buy paint, but the type of paint of paint and gloss factor should also be considered before going to make a purchase. Here we try to explain the options that will work best for you, in the most common conditions. Types of Paint: Latex and oil base are rather loosely used term now days. When a painter asks for a gallon of a certain brand of latex, he may actually be getting a non-latex water based paint. This is not necessarily a bad thing, there are continuously new products being developed using synthetic materials that perform very much like latex. Most of these products still carry as "acrylic" or "waterborne", it will probably have properties similar to that of latex paint, even if it does include the term latex on the can.

GLOSS

High gloss, semi gloss, eggshell, satin, low sheen and flat. These are all different types of paints that you can choose from. Depending on the look you are trying to achieve as well as what works best with your current wall structure. The gloss factor changes from brand to brand. Choosing the right gloss is as important as choosing the right color. A shiny surface sends out a different effect than a non-shiny surface so the degrees of gloss will most certainly influence the outcome of the entire project.