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Learn with Alamo Handyman: What are my Home Paint Options?

Are you ready for a new look in your home? Maybe you've been considering repainting--it's a quick, afforable, and easy way to update your space in a big way! You may already have a color in mind...but what about texture? Below, find a home paint texture guide, courtesy of Alamo Handyman.

Matte Paint

Mattes, also called flat paints, have no shine to them. This texture of paint does not reflect light, but does offer the highest amount of coverage in terms of interior paints.

  • Pros: Great for "fix-it projects"/covering caulking, thick, understated aesthetic.

  • Cons: Difficult to keep clean, easily damaged.

  • Ideal for ceiling or low-traffic areas.

Eggshell Paint

This is one of the most popular paint types! Eggshell paints has similar benefits to matte/flat paints, but with a sheen that adds a bit of luxury to your walls.

  • Pros: Light, classic shine, great coverage for imperfections.

  • Cons: Not as easy to clean as other paints.

  • Ideal for hallways and home foyers, where you aren looking for a luxurious look for a medium-traffic area.

Satin Paints

Satin paints are what you most often see in homes. This durable, attractive finish is great for any room in your home. Like Goldilocks' bed choice, it's "just right" when compared to other finishes.

  • Pros: Common/many options available, nice sheen, still relatively good at covering imperfections, relatively durable.

  • Cons: Brush stroke visibility makes touch-ups difficult.

  • Ideal for living rooms, bedrooms, and bathrooms.

Semi-Gloss Paints

Shiny semi-gloss paints are reflective, durable, and easy to clean! With a simple sponge, you can get rid of most messes. For this reason, they are often used in very high-traffic and/or high moisture areas like kids bedrooms, bathrooms, and kitchens.

  • Pros: Easy to clean, shiny & reflective for a great aesthetic.

  • Cons: Low coverage, imperfections are often visible.

  • Ideal for kids bedrooms, playrooms, kitchens, bathrooms.

High-Gloss Paints

Lastly, we have high-gloss paints. These are very shiny and super washable; they can handle scrubbing and most spray cleaners. This finish is great for accents and trims.

  • Pros: Aesthetically pleasing, durable, very easy to clean.

  • Cons: Imperfections show easily.

  • Ideal for trim, baseboards, and high-grease areas like kitchen walls near the stove.

If you're ready to start your home interior paint job today, give Alamo Handyman a call! We can help guide you through the process from start to finish, beginning with a free consultation! Call your local professional at (210) 684-8500.


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