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  • Selecting Paint Finishes for Your Home

    Let the professionals at CertaPro Painters of Madison County, IL, Webster Groves & Florissant, MO help you choose the best interior paint finish for your home

    Madison County, IL, Webster Groves & Florissant, MO Paint FinishesDoes the thought of painting your home leave you feeling overwhelmed? From planning, to prepping, to picking out the right paint colors, house painting can be a very long and stressful process. Luckily CertaPro Painters understands just how time consuming house painting can be and we want to offer a few tips to help make the project a little easier. If you’re feeling lost on selecting the perfect type of paint for the interior of your home or house painting project, there’s no need to worry. The interior painters of CertaPro Painters of Madison County, IL, Webster Groves & Florissant, MO are always here to provide our customers with industry based painting advice.


    We have found that one area of house painting most people are unfamiliar with is interior paint finishes, which is why we have created a guide for anyone who may be curious in learning more about this painting topic.

    Choosing Paint Finishes

    Selecting the perfect color for a room can often be a difficult task. There are a lot of things to keep in mind. On top of picking a paint color, you also have to consider which type of paint finish is most suitable for your home’s interior. With several types of house paint finishes to consider, it’s important to determine which paint finish works best for your home’s needs. Before making your final selection, we recommend taking into account the level of traffic in the room you will be painting in, how often you will need to clean the walls, and if any imperfections will need to be camouflaged.

    Types of Finishes

    There are at least five types of house painting finishes to choose from when painting the interior of your home. Ranging from least glossy to the glossiest, here are the most common types of interior paint finishes that CertaPro Painters works with on an everyday basis—flat/matte, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and gloss.

    • A flat/matte finish works well in low traffic areas, such as the dining room or living room, because it absorbs a great amount of light and camouflages any imperfections on the walls.
    • An eggshell finish also works well in low traffic areas and contains a light sheen.
    • A satin finish possesses a glossy look and can easily be cleaned.
    • A semi-gloss and gloss finishes have high levels of resin in them, which makes these types of finishes shiny and glossy. Both of these types of paint finishes are ideal for high traffic areas.

    CertaPro Painters of Madison County, IL, Webster Groves & Florissant, MO hopes this painting guide has helped clear up any confusion you may have had with interior paint finishes. For further questions regarding paint finishes, please contact us!

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CertaPro Painters of Madison County, IL, Webster Groves & Florissant, MO
Interior and exterior House Painting Professionals
17 Junction Drive #236
Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Phone:618-509-5800 / 314-925-7300
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