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Ideal Types of Interior Wall Paints for New Homes

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There are different types of materials which can be used to create functional and aesthetically pleasing interior walls. Common options in the current residential construction market include plasterboard, render, wood cladding, mortar and concrete sheeting. The choice will affect the texture and the style of the interior surface. You can enhance and advance the visual appeal of these structural walls with the right wall paints.

However, you should note that poor paint material choices will make the wall surface flaws more apparent and reflect light unfavourably. Here are the main types of interior wall paints to consider for purchase and application:

Matte Paint

Matte paint presents finishes which have no sheen or shine so they are non-reflective. They are favoured by most homeowners for use on interior walls in houses because they do not offer visual distractions. Moreover, they can hide any imperfections resulting from the construction work. Matte paints are easy to apply with rollers or brushes so you can carry out the task as a DIY project.

This will help you cut some of the building project expenses. The paint is also notable for the great depth solidity in colour so you will achieve uniformity with this choice. The main drawback is that matte finishes get easily marked and stained therefore you will need to perform periodic retouches.

Satin Paint

Satin paint finishes are smooth and have a soft sheen. It is an ideal choice for use on walls that will require regular cleaning or be exposed to moisture constantly. For instance, you can use this paint type in kitchens and bathrooms for easy cleanup. The finish is more durable than the matte alternative and has higher reflectivity.

On the other hand, satin paints are not suitable for application on walls with any surface flaws. The sheen will make any bumps or dents more prominent. The eggshell finish is a variant of the satin type but it is has a more subtle shine and less smoothness. The paint does not highlight imperfections as much as satin so it is a good alternative.

Gloss Paint

As implied, gloss paint finishes are highly reflective so it is a relatively popular choice for new homes. It is an extremely durable choice and can withstand frequent cleaning. Unfortunately, the glossy finish will highlight most imperfections on the walls. If this is a concern for your interior walls, use the gloss paint only on surfaces such as baseboards and mouldings. Alternatively, you can choose the semi-gloss finish which has a lower sheen in comparison.

To learn more, contact a company like Southern Additions Pty Ltd with any questions or concerns you have.