Looking for a Durable, Washable Interior Paint?

Posted by Sam Sundeleaf on Monday, August 09, 2021

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Is there an interior painting project you're thinking about?

If so, it's time to consider colors and styles, but you also have to think about paint finishes and sheens. Plus, if kids or pets are involved, you should look for a paint product that is easy to touch up and can withstand bumps and scratches. All while looking incredible, of course.

Remember, Paint Brands Matter

When it comes to interior paint and paint brands, you really do get what you pay for. Even though there is a wide variety of cheap products readily available, high-quality paint is worth the investment because it delivers better color retention, excellent coverage, and a more durable finish. 

For a closer look, click over to this article: What Happens When You Use Cheap Paint? 

What's the Best Paint Sheen for Interior Painting?

You've got options:

  • Flat paint
  • Eggshell finish 
  • Satin finish
  • Matte paint
  • Glossy finish
  • Semi-gloss paint

The general rule used to be that the higher the sheen, the more durable it was. Flat paint was the best option for low-traffic areas like ceilings, while higher-gloss paint should be used for cabinets, trim, etc. Or, for walls after extensive surface preparation.

Here's where it gets a little tricky: flatter sheens are definitely most popular right now, and are very forgiving of surface flaws. They're also much easier to touch up than their higher-gloss cousins. 

So, are you stuck with shinier sheens? Not necessarily.

Flatter Paint Sheens Can Be Durable and Washable Too

As the EPA's standards for safety changed, paint companies stepped up their game. As long as you choose a high-quality paint, today's flat and matte sheens are just as durable and washable as glossier paint.   

That means you get all the benefits of lower-sheen paints, but with the strength you need for a busy household. 

Interior House Painting in Portland: We're Ready To Help!

We're here to not only meet your painting needs, but also to help you navigate your options. Contact us today for a consultation, or feel free to explore our Portland house painting services here

Sundeleaf Painting, Inc.
2037 SE Ochoco Street
Portland, Oregon 97222
(503) 236-9797

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