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Types of interior Paint for your home

 

Types of Interior Paint Based on Raw materials used

We need to paint household interior elements because of two reasons.

  • To Protect surface of different parts of the interior.
  • To bring in aesthetic appeal of your surrounding.

Here is how we may classify paints in terms of its price and functionality.(based on paints chemical composition)

Distemper Wall Paints

  • Cost : Low
  • Made Out of : chalk, lime, water and color pigments(coloring agents).
  • Paint type (Dilute with) : water based paint.
  • VOC (Paint Odor): Low
  • Allergic Level : It is easy and safe to use.
  • Drying Time : Low
  • Wash-ability : Low
  • Repainting Cycle : 3-4 Years
  • Finish : matte

Emulsions Wall Paints

  • Cost : Cheaper
  • Made Out of : acrylic and color pigments(coloring agents).
  • Paint type (Dilute with) : water based paint.
  • VOC (Paint Odor) : Low
  • Allergic Level : It is easy and safe to use.
  • Drying Time : Low
  • Wash-ability : Much higher than Distemper
  • Repainting Cycle : 4-5 years
  • Finish : Matte & Gloss

Solvent Wall Paints/ Enamel paints

  • Cost : Cheaper
  • Made Out of : Oil based(Alcohol,ketones,white spirit etc.)
  • Paint type (Dilute with) :  Any kind of Paint thinner
  • VOC (Paint Odor) : High
  • Allergic Level : Could be harmful for painters.
  • Drying Time : High ( Requires oxidation/ventilation)
  • Wash-ability : High
  • Repainting Cycle : 5+ Years
  • Finish : gloss & super gloss

 

Types of Interior Paint Based on Finish

 

  • Gloss: Solvent based paint & very high on sheen level. Used in furniture and other wooden and metal surfaces.Sometimes in a small part of wall.Light reflectance is very high hence used in showrooms and other such commercial complexes.
  • Semigloss: Solvent based paint & subtle sheen level to bring in curb appeal but without making it to shiny.Similar application as to any gloss paint.
  • Satin: It is a soft sheen enamel paint.It cleans better but not scrub-able.satin finish pain - Types of interior paint
  • Luster: Mid sheen enamel paint.Neither a gloss nor matte but the finish itself is luster.eggshell paint
  • Eggshell: Low in luster.
  • Matte or flat: Standard distemper paints.
  • Texture paint: Base Coat + a top coat (with pattern in it) OR simple texture applied on wall.texture type of interior paint
  • Clear Coating : To Preserve the Natural look. No color pigment, hence its transparent and only gives protection to surface.
  • Wood Coatings : Polishing wooden furniture with color and top coat with melamine,Polyurethane etc.

Helpful Read : Top paint companies in India

 

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