The Way to Choose the Right Paint Contractor

Your home is your life asset. And it is an issue of time should you require a note your home needs renovation – not because it is getting old, but since you are feeling the need of vibrant colors on your house.

Repainting your home is a tricky business. Some rely on painting companies to perform the job for you. Employing the home painting service might also cost you more. But if you are planning to paint it yourself, then you may wish to consider the fundamentals; and think about the time and effort you’ll put on painting your property.


There are many types of paint available today, some offering different surface finishes the others are designed for a specific application. Choosing the correct paint type may seem to be confusing initially, but as soon as you have proposed which theme you would love to paint your home and sorted out that job and what finishes you desire, the decision is quite simple.

There are two foundations of paint for your house: solvent-based (oil or alkyd) and water-based (latex). Oil-based paints dry slow – usually taking around 24 hours. The finest clean up to get an oil-based paint is turpentine or paint thinner. The best clean up for latex paints requires just soap and water. So if you are Painting Brampton the inside of your house, it is recommended to use water-based paints, while solvent-based paints are suggested for painting the exterior of your house.

There are different types of paints that is either water-based or solvent-based that produces different finishes that is measured by its sheen factor. Lesser sheen for an interior or exterior paint means it has lesser stain resistance.

This is ideal for rooms that are constantly used. Most gloss paints are best recommended to use on woodworks, baseboards, kitchen and bathroom walls, doorjambs, and window casings. The downside of using gloss paints, however, is the noticeable imperfections in the wall surface.

· A High-gloss paint is highly reflective and works well for highlighting details, such as trim and decorative molding. They are also the best choice for doors and cabinet – or any area that sees a high volume of abuse.

· Semi-gloss paints are very similar to gloss plaints except it has lesser sheen. Semi-gloss is also suitable for rooms with high humidity (best used for children’s room) and can be used for trim works and casings. These paints ensure maximum durability.

· Eggshell paints provide a smooth and low-sheen finish. Paints that are smooth and low-sheen that is ideal for your living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, and dens. It is washable and ideal for bedrooms, hallways, home offices and family rooms.

· Satin paints offer a good combination of easy-clean and moderate sheen. These paints go a step above eggshell in scrubbing ability. They perform and look great in just about any room.

· Flat paints (matte paints) are non-reflective and always a good choice for large walls and ceilings. Flat paints hide imperfections on wall surfaces and spatter well during application. Flat paints are the best choice for vinyl and aluminum siding that is scratched or dented because it hides imperfections and spatters less when applied. These paints are ideal for low-traffic areas such as formal dining rooms and master bedrooms.

Special paints have been innovated from different consumer insights and brilliant paint technology that allows specific paints for specific needs.

· Ceiling flats are designed especially for ceilings. These are usually extra spatter-resistant.

· Primer paints may be oil- or water-based and are used to seal unpainted surfaces to prevent covering coats of paint soaking in. The appropriate type of primer should be used for the surface being painted – wood, metal, plaster or tiles. There are some ‘all-purpose primers’ available which are designed for two or more of these surfaces.