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If you are thinking of renovating your home or your home is under construction, you must take into account the type of paint to be used, as the type of paint has a great impact on the quality and function of the paint and is no less important than the color.

Since we will talk about painting the walls, in order to achieve the required function of the paint, we must think about the location of the room, its size, use and the general appearance to be achieved before deciding on the appropriate type of paint, and in this article we will learn about the types of wall paints.

Types of wall paints

Paints are classified according to their degree of reflection as follows:
  • Matte Paint: It is the most commonly used type of paint for interior walls. This type of paint is considered one of the best types to cover any other paint as it requires fewer layers to cover defects, and it can be applied with a brush or roller (roller brush), but the problem This type of paint is less durable and quickly deteriorates if the wall is cleaned with a cleaner, so it is recommended to use it in rooms with little use and far surfaces such as the ceiling.
  • Matte enamel: This paint is very similar in its properties to matte paint in terms of visual effect and method of application on the wall, but tends to be more durable and less damaged, it is easy to clean and rarely needs repair, recommended for children's rooms and the kitchen .
  • Satin Paint: Satin is one of the most common types of interior paint. It has a velvety sheen and is easy to clean, so it fits well with regularly cleaned walls. For this reason, it is a good choice for rooms, playrooms, family sitting rooms, kitchens and laundry rooms. Attention that this type of paint is not used to paint walls that contain defects because it makes their defects more visible, and attention should be paid to that it is difficult to apply in terms of finishing touches, and its velvety sheen makes it easy to detect brush strokes when applied to the wall.
  • Semi-gloss paint: It is a reflective and glossy interior paint with a hard touch, and is often used in decorations and finishes. It is also considered easy to clean when using soap and water, and it is characterized by being mold-resistant, so it is suitable in high-traffic places that are exposed to wetness and humidity such as bathrooms Kitchens and children's rooms.
  • Eggshell paint: It is a low-gloss paint, but it is more glossy than matte paint and more durable than it, although its durability is not comparable to satin paint and gloss paint, and generally its durability With rooms with medium crowding such as corridors and entrances, it is characterized by being easy to implement; One coat of it can often have good coverage, and usually if semi-gloss and eggshell paint are combined, you will get more coverage area with less paint compared to the coverage area of ​​matte paint, which makes them more economical and economical.
  • High-gloss paint: It is one of the most durable types of paint and is the easiest to clean compared to the rest of the aforementioned types. It is characterized by hardness, durability and high glossiness. It also reflects light due to its glossiness, which makes it practical for areas that touch fingers and need to be cleaned constantly. Its application is somewhat difficult, because the high glossiness leads to the detection of defects and bulges in the wall.

Tips to paint the perfect walls 

If you intend to paint your walls yourself, here are a few tips to help you get a professionally painted wall:

  • Don't paint on humid days, as humid weather slows down the drying process of the paint.
  • Repair cracked areas in the wall, and sand the scaly areas off before painting.
  • Wipe the wall of any dirt, grease, or dust, so that the surface is clean of any agents that prevent paint from sticking to it.
  • Use high quality paintbrushes and a roller brush to get good coverage.
  • Cover parts you don't want to paint, such as door handles, the floor, appliances, and furniture.
  • Use a primer of an appropriate type before applying the paint to the wall, which will help you get a satisfactory result.
  • Paint from top to bottom.
  • The painting process needs to be patient, wait for the first coat to dry well before applying another coat.
  • Dip the brush into the paint with up to a third of the bristles. Don't overfill the brush with paint, which will waste and spread paint drips, creating a lot of mess.
  • Correctly estimate your need for the amount of paint by calculating the area to be painted taking into account the type of paint and its coverage.

Choose the type of paint according to the place to be painted

There is a basic rule to follow when choosing paint gloss: the higher the gloss, the more durable.

High-gloss paint

Suitable place: Kitchens, doors and window frames

Durability: Very high

Semi-gloss paint:

Suitable place: Kitchens, bathrooms

Durability: High

Satin Paint:

Suitable place: family rooms, hallways, hallways, children's bedrooms

Durability: High

Eggshell paint:

Suitable place: dining rooms, living rooms

Durability: Medium

Matte Paint and Matte Enamel:

Suitable place: Adult bedrooms and rooms not used by children

Durability: Medium to low

Tips for choosing the right degree of gloss

It must be taken into account that the higher the gloss, the higher the cost, and the lower the glossiness, the greater the paint’s ability to hide the defects of the wall, because it will reflect less light, which will distract the eye from the defects, but the greater the glossiness means increased durability and thus increased protection and the ability to clean the wall, so before Choosing the type of paint and its degree of glossiness You must examine the wall that will be painted, so that if the wall is old with defects, it is better to choose the lowest degree of gloss, and if you have children or pets, the highest glossy paint is more appropriate.


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