Choosing the Right Paint and Finish for Your Interior and Exterior


Mostly we have encountered clients who are unsure of  which paint project is best for their project and we have done our best in getting them the very best. why? the type of paint you choose is just as important as the color and can have a major effect on the character of your room. The Quality of work done and the type of radiance you desire to achieve.

According to our company experts Dr. Frank and co there are a number of factors to take into consideration before you decide on a type of paint, some of these factors includes

  1. Where the Room is Located,
  2. How the room will be Used
  3. How large or small the room is
  4. and The Overall look you re trying to achieve

These factors subtly influence the outcome of your paint job, the sheen and the saturation so you need to closely consider them.

Before You are able to make the right choice in Paint type you should have a base understanding of the type of paints available and applicable at certain points in the home.


Water based Paints: As the name implies they are Water based paint constituents, they are easier to use. if oil based paints have previously been applied to the surfaceit is better to completely wash the surface off before applying the water based paint.

Oil based: Oil-based paint can be used on almost all surfaces, and is praised for its high durability and rich finish. Still, Although oil paint emits strong fumes that can be overwhelming, If you choose oil paint, solvents like turpentine are necessary for washing brushes or other materials with unwanted paint on them.


Paint Finishes

Paint finishes recently came into use in the early 2000\’s, with home decor agents becoming more adventurous, a split use of gloss and matte would give a striking textured finish.

In the application of paint sheens, there is an ideology that has turned out domestic with the coming years: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine, and the higher the shine the more durable it will be.

Paint finishes are comprised of high gloss and high gloss are comprised of eggshell, satin and semi gloss.




Which Sheen should I select ?

For Rooms with high traffic Opt for: High gloss sheen as you can easily wipe the wall down with a damp sponge to remove dirt or grease accumulated as traffic progresses in the room.

For Kitchens: A Semi gloss would be perfect and a satin finish can also be used in the Kitchen as well.

For walls with a lot of imperfections: choose a matte finish. matte finishes are known to easily accumulate dirt but they cover up imperfection very well. visit this page to learn more on wall imperfections >


Which Color should I choose?

Have you ever heard of the Showers Paint color guide? here we give you a varying range of beautiful colors where you can choose from or you can chat up or contact quarters to get the best choice of color suited to your temperament and perfectly made for you. Our Color guide can be downloded from the website by visiting the catalogue section on the top right hand corner of the page.

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