Different Types Of Interior Paints

There are a number of different varieties of interior paints. For you to make the right decision  before choosing one, it is essential for you to have basic knowledge about the right surfaces for a good paint job. This will help you achieve the kind of aesthetic you want in your home. Its always a good idea to hire the services of a skilled house painter like us at Attentive Painting & Decorating for this job. Here, we take a look at the different types of paints available and which areas of your house they can be used in.

Matte Paint

This is one of the most common choices that people end up making for interior walls. The color does not have a shiny or sheen finish to it, making it a great option for walls or ceilings. It is relatively easy to apply but requires more than a single layer of coating to create a solid look. Brushes or rollers can be used for applying this paint. In addition, it also works great for covering any cracks or imperfections on your walls. Older houses use this type of paint more often. The downside is that marks can appear quickly and it requires a lot of care and regular retouching. Some stains can be removed by the use a damp cloth.


This finish is a bit of both- matte and gloss. Many peole aren’t aware of what this finish is and where it works best. The paint produces a soft sheen that makes it an excellent choice for areas that are cleaning at a greater frequency. However, it isn’t advisable to use this paint on walls with imperfections as satin can make these look more apparent.

Matte Enamel

Similar to matte paint, this one is far more durable, doesn’t need any retouching, which also makes it easier to clean. This will prove to be a great advantagem especially if you have children running around the house. It can be used in kitchens as well, as the walls require regular wiping. The application process is similar to regular matte paint and it also gives the wall a similar visual effect.


This type of paint is ideally used for trims rather than just walls. It has a hard finish, making it excellent for heavy use. Its also extremely easy to clean with the use of water & soap. However, the shine is far less than a full gloss paint finish. A single coating of this paint is more than enough for good covering and protection. Apart fom these, there are still a number of different variesties of paints, such as:

  • Gloss Paint
  • Eggshell
  • Other

We use a variety of paints in our projects. Our colour consultants will have detailed discussions with you, and provide you with different solutions. They will conduct the job in a professional manner without causing any disturbance to the workings in your home.

This will help you make a better-informed decision about the type of exterior paint you want for your home. For a free consultation and quote, please call Attentive Painting & Decorating at this number- (07) 3886 4533 or write to us via this online form and we will revert soon.

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