There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right paint for your interior paint job. Of course, choosing the color is the most important. You also should consider the sheen of your paint. This will have a huge impact on the look of your paint job, as well as the maintenance that will be required to keep up your paint. Different paint sheens require more maintenance, are more susceptible to fading and might be harder to apply. This article gives a thorough rundown of the drawbacks and advantages of low gloss paints.
The Good Things About Low Gloss Paint
Low gloss paint is very popular. It is the cheapest of all the options within any particular brand. It is thin and easy to apply to walls. Because it is so thin, it usually needs to be applied in multiple coats to get good coverage. When painting with low gloss paint, spills are easier to clean up. Since it is thinner, it can be cleaned up easily if you can get a wet rag to the spot before it dries.
You might prefer the look of low gloss paint. It usually looks more natural and more like wood, and it doesn't create an annoying glare. This a huge factor when it comes to coordinating your paint job with the rest of your home decor. For instance, the subdued low gloss paint sheen will look better with furniture (like a cloth couch) and fabrics (fabric drapes). Also, with low gloss paint, you don't need to worry about light reflecting brightly off your walls.
The Bad Things About Low Gloss Paint
The main drawback to low gloss paint is that it easily gets dirty. It absorbs stains much more noticeably. So, in a child's room, you might notice dirty fingerprints on the wall. This is also an issue near light fixtures, where the wall is always being touched. Low gloss paint is also considered to be more prone to fading. Different brands claim that their paints don't fade. But, the fact of the matter is, a low gloss paint will probably fade more significantly than a stain paint of the same color and brand.
In the end, the sheen (more than the brand or price of the paint) will determine the performance of the product. The long-term maintenance of your newly-painted walls is definitely something to consider when choosing the right sheen. If you want low gloss paint, you will need to be a little more vigilant when it comes to cleaning your walls. Click here to learn more about bathroom remodeling.Share
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