Selecting Paint Color For Your Custom Home’s Interior – Part 2

Custom home builders in Vancouver WA know the importance of color.  That’s why selecting paint color for your custom home’s interior can be very difficult.

Interior Paint custom homeTo help, Tuscany Homes has put together this three-part series.  Hopefully, it will make the paint selection process much more enjoyable.

In part one, we talked about white and gray walls.  In part two, we’re are going to look at the finish of paint.  The finish of paint is also known as sheen.

There are several types of sheen:

  • Flat
  • Matte
  • Eggshell enamel
  • Satin enamel
  • Semi-gloss enamel
  • Hi-gloss enamel

Satin, semi-gloss, and hi-gloss are good for high-traffic areas or if you have kids.  They endure touching and are easier to clean.

Flat or matter are harder to clean and don’t endure touching very well, but they do hide imperfections better.

You probably won’t have to decide between the two, but paint is further categorized into latex or oil (alkyd).

Chances are very good, that your interior will be painted in latex paint.  Latex paint dries quickly and can be cleaned up with soap and water.

Oil paint is used for chalky exteriors or when you’re painting over four or more layers of old oil-based paint.  Those are two scenarios you’re unlikely to encounter in a new custom home.

To read part one of this series, click here.

To read part three of this series, click here.

To contact Tuscany Homes, one of the elite custom home builders in Vancouver WA, click here.

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