What Kind of Paint Should I Use?

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When you decide to repaint a room in your home, color is usually the first thing on your mind. Although the color is important and can make or break a living space, it’s also essential to consider the kind of paint you are using. With Merrimack Valley Painters, like the professionals here at The Paint Doctors, we’re committed to using the perfect paint for every space.



Let’s start with the busiest room in your home: the kitchen. Kitchens without a doubt see the most traffic every day and are exposed to a wide range of environmental factors. A successful kitchen paint is durable, easy to clean, and can handle getting a little dirty. The painting characteristic that makes a difference is the finish. Paints range from flat to high-gloss, and the glossier it is, the easier it is to clean! Merrimack Valley painters recommend a satin or semi-gloss finish in kitchens for this reason. The only caveat here is that in addition to being more stain resistant, higher gloss finishes more easily show imperfections in the wall, such as cracks.



All of the tricks you’d consider when choosing a kitchen paint also apply to bathrooms. You’ll also want to pick a paint that’s super resistant to mold and mildew stains since bathrooms are typically the wettest rooms in the house. When you are priming the space, be sure to use a brand that has mold or moisture control. A tip from the pros: using exterior paint on bathroom walls makes it extra durable since it’s designed to withstand outdoor elements.


High Gloss Paints

As we said before, higher gloss paints are much easier to clean. So, why are lower gloss paints popular at all? They are the perfect choice for bedrooms. The low gloss creates a calming effect, which is essential for a good night’s rest. We recommend either flat, eggshell, or satin.

Whichever home improvement project you’re tackling first, it’s best to do your research and consider all your choices – not just paint color. With The Paint Doctors, we’re committed to being an affordable choice in both interior and exterior Merrimack Valley Painters. Give us a call at (978)-226-8908 for more information or to book a consultation!

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