When is comes to selecting paint for your kitchen or bathroom, there are several choices that need to be made. Aside from color and the amount of paint you will need to purchase, you will also need to decide what sheen of paint is best for the room you are painting.
There are pros and cons to every type of paint finish. Some paint sheens offer more flaw protection, while others are easier to clean. Here are the different finishes and how they might work in your kitchen or bathroom:
In the world of paint options, high gloss paint is as durable as it gets. It has a hard, lustered surface that repels moisture, making it easy to clean. Because it reflects a lot of light, it highlights imperfections in the wall and the paint itself. This paint finish is best for trim and kitchen and bathrooms that take a beating.
Semi-gloss is a popular choice for kitchens and bathrooms. Although it is has less luster, it has the same basic properties as high gloss paint. Semi-gloss is good for rooms that regularly experience moisture and can handle most drips and spills.
Satin is very popular paint finish because it provides an elegant, warm finish to any room. Satin finish is washable, but isn’t scrubbable, therefore it is best to avoid this paint sheen if you are a messy cook.
Named after the finish of an eggshell, eggshell is a low-luster paint. Like satin, an eggshell finish gives your paint more warmth and depth than the higher gloss paints. Eggshell can withstand most fingerprints, but is a little more difficult to clean than satin paint.
This type of paint works best on ceilings in low traffics rooms as it does a great job hiding imperfections. It is opaque and doesn’t have much luster, which means it is extremely difficult to clean. It is best to avoid flat/matte paint when remodeling your bathroom or kitchen.
Consulting a professional before beginning your bathroom or kitchen remodel will help determine what paint sheen is best for your specific needs. If you’re ready to remodel your kitchen or bathroom, give Irish Accents & Renovations a call at (757) 287-5612 to receive a free consultation.