Everything you need to know about different paint types

08.01.16

As painting contractors, we know that most home owners and DIY-ers are more concerned with the color of paint that they choose than the type of paint. The type of paint that you choose can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your new coat of paint. To avoid an expensive mistake, learn about the main types of paint for your home: 

Water-based paints 

One of the most popular types of paint is water-based paint. When you go to your local hardware store or paint supplier, you will find that most of the interior wall paint is water-based. The only time that you should be wary of water-based paint is if your existing walls are painted with oil-based paint. Talk to experienced painters to make sure that they prepare the walls properly before repainting with water-based paints. 

Oil-based paints

Most of the oil-based paints that are currently on the market are used for finished such as furniture, frames, doors and floors. If you are looking for an attractive, glossy finish for your walls, rather opt for a waterborne enamel or waterborne alkyd type of paint as this will give you the same look and feel.

Matte paint

One of the newer trends is the matte look. Matte paint is usually a very cost-effective solution because you will often only need one coat of paint to repaint your walls. One of the drawbacks of matte paint, however, is that it easily shows marks or scratches. 

Ray the Painter is a team of professionals that takes pride in their work. They offer a 2 year warranty on all their paint jobs, so instead of painting your house yourself, entrust the job to an experienced painting contractor? Contact Ray the Painter in Oklahoma for experienced home painters today.