Basic Types of Paint

If you are a hands-on business owner, you might be excited about choosing the paint colors you want to be used for your place of business. You might be thrilled in visualizing what your commercial property would look like after the painting job is completed.


While picking the right colors is important, knowing your choices when it comes to types of paint you could use for your business can help you in deciding which ones you want for specific areas. You might be surprised that some paint would be ideal for the bathroom but not for the ceiling, and vice versa. In addition, if you know the differences between each paint type, you would know how to take care of them the right way; thus prolonging their good condition and great appearance.


Here are some of the basic types of paint you should know about:


Primer – Primer can come in an oil-based or water-based form. It is used in raw materials as a base paint before applying the actual paint you want to be used. It protects the surface and makes the actual paint look better and smoother once applied.


Matte Paint – Also referred to as flat paint, matte paint really look good and can be mixed into nearly any color you can imagine. However, matte paint is usually applied to areas that don’t actually expect much of foot traffic or areas that are not in direct contact with anyone, such as ceilings. This is because matte paint gets dirty easily and can be quite difficult to clean.


Eggshell Paint – Extremely durable and a bit glossier than matte paint, eggshell paint is another popular choice of paint. Eggshell paint is easy to clean, and most surfaces painted with it would just call for casual wiping to remove stains. Eggshell paint is good for areas with high traffic.


Gloss and Satin Paint – As the name implies, gloss and satin paint is glossy or satin-like. It is very hard wearing and is basically waterproof. Walls painted with gloss and satin can easily be wiped down to clean. And since it has waterproof properties, it is suitable for areas where you can expect moisture or water exposure, such as bathrooms.