Emerald Forest Painting - Residential and Commercial Painting in Prescott

Tips on choosing interior paint types

Paint and natural wood finishes are an effective way to protect and decorate surfaces. Here's what Emerald Forest Painting recommends on how to choose a product, use the right tools and pick the best application technique for interior painting in Prescott.
Emerald Forest Painting helps consumers in Prescott choose the best interior paint types.
Most paints fall into one of the general categories of eggshell, semi-gloss, flat or gloss. These basic paints will answer most of your needs but it is worth looking for formulas that will perform better in specific situations.

Base Coats
For a decorative finish coat to last and look as good as possible, the right base coats are essential. For interiors, a combined primer-first coat is a good option.

Finish Coats
Once you have applied the base coats, or washed down previously painted surfaces and rinsed them thoroughly, you are ready to apply the decorative finish.

A latex-based, versatile paint type, flat is normally used for walls and ceilings.

More durable than flat, eggshell has a slight sheen.  Eggshell can also be used on wall surfaces where a hard-wearing finish is required as it is easier to clean.

Gloss and Satin
A very hard-wearing finishing paint, gloss is used mainly on wooden and metal surfaces. Satin is used in the same way as gloss but is slightly less shiny and is increasingly popular.

When you’re deciding on which sheen you want to use, remember the higher the sheen, the darker and more intense the color will be.  If you are interested in free estimates please call us at 928-708-0388.



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