Interior painting: Picking the right type 

There are usually so many questions involved when it comes to design and interior painting. You have to stop and ask yourself questions about colour and how it will play with other rooms in the house. Are you creating the right mood? Also, before you even start, there’s prepping the area and picking primer as well.

Even further than that though and perhaps most important, is picking the right type of paint. If you don’t pick the right type of paint, it can really throw off the whole process. After all, you’re painting your space for a refresh or redo, so it all needs to fit together seamlessly. Also, picking the wrong paint in the beginning can increase costs in the long term. For example, do you want to stain your bricks or paint them? All of these decisions and factors make a huge difference in the long run. Plus, you want to avoid any re-dos and extra costs altogether! Choose wisely from the very beginning.

While going through this thought process with interior painting, there will be a number of questions that will cross your mind. Besides having a colour in mind, this is where you want to think about all the supplies you’re going to need. If you’re not going with the professional painting company route, there’s lots to think about.

question 1) what do i need to paint my house? 

  • Your paint of choice
  • Don’t forget the primer too!
  • Rollers
  • Brushes
  • Paint roller extension pole
  • Drop clothes
  • Paint trays
  • Sand paper
  • Painter’s tape

If you don’t want to worry about these things, always consider a Toronto painting company like Home Painters Toronto!

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question 2) interior painting: what kind of paint is best for home? 

When it comes to interior painting, the vast majority of professionals will tell you to use latex paint. You can use it on most surfaces — wood, concrete, interior walls and ceilings. It’s water soluble and super durable and offers protection from chipping and breaking. Generally, it also opposes yellowing in spots that are exposed to daylight.

Also, in opposition to oil-based paint, latex dries a great deal faster as well. It’s also less expensive — often by 40%, which is a huge price difference! It doesn’t have a strong odour and can be cleaned quite easily with soap and water too. Plus, latex paint is also environmentally friendly.


question 3) how do i know what paint to get? 

You can really use latex paint just about anywhere in your home. In Ontario, some oil-based paints have been widely discouraged and sometimes banned from the manufacturers. With that said, there are some instances where oil-based paints could be the way to go for interior painting.

For instance, sometimes oil-based paints work better in high moisture rooms, like kitchens or bathrooms. Also, due to high traffic and possible scuffing, an oil-based paint on wooden stairways could be good. It could be worth it to paint doors and trims with oil-based paint as well. You might find that oil-based paints stand up better, are more durable and easier to clean on highly used wood surfaces, like trims. Another time to consider oil-based paint is for metal surfaces. A water soluble paint, like latex, won’t last nearly as long on a metal surface like railings, like an oil-based paint will.

interior painting: top tips 

We hope that we’ve helped clear up any of those crucial questions that you ask yourself before doing any interior painting. There are so many things to consider when thinking about what kind of paint is best for your home. As a professional paint company who has been in business for over 25 years, we stick with our tried and true brands.

For us, that’s always Benjamin Moore and Behr. We always have the utmost concern about quality, smoothness and durability. And these two brands deliver with our interior painting needs, time and time again. Be sure to use a good primer before starting your paint job as well. Benjamin Moore’s Fresh Start Latex Primer is a good one.

If you’re in need of some interior painting inspiration, head over to our Pinterest page!

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Of course, if you aren’t feeling up to the extra work, why not let Home Painters Toronto take a load off your back? With over 25 years of experience in home renovations, call us NOW at 416.494.9095, or email us at Brian@HomePaintersToronto.com to get a FREE estimate for your interior painting project and consultation about what paint to choose.

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