Everyone knows that when shopping for paint, the colour chosen has a great role to play in the overall appearance of your home. However, not everyone knows that the paint gloss chosen is just as important as well. In reality, choosing the right sheen or paint gloss for your home is just as important as choosing the right colour for your home.
Among the most common or popular paint types, Satin paint has always been the favourite gloss level for lots of people; especially those who like doing their paint jobs themselves. Satin paints are so loved because they dry out quickly, they are durable, easy to clean, and the sheen allows the paint colour to fully show through.
However, learning that Satin paint is a great paint type is one thing, learning about where it can be used is another. That’s why in today’s guide you’ll be learning everything you need to know about Satin paint and the best places to use them.
Satin Paint—What is it?
What is Satin paint? To fully understand what the Satin paint is, we have to put it in context with other types of finishes. There are four popular and common types of paint finish today; we have matt, satin, eggshell and gloss. The four mentioned types of paint finish differ in terms of their reflectiveness and sheen level. For example, the matt finish (also known as a flat finish) is the least reflective type. Since it reflects the least light, they are mostly used to cover imperfections; however, that feature comes at a great cost as the matt paint type cannot be thoroughly cleaned as other paint types and they are the least durable.
Moving to the other end of the spectrum lies the gloss finish. The gloss finish is an extremely reflective finish that gives interior surfaces a mirrored effect. Unlike the matt finish, the gloss paint is extremely durable and it can be easily wiped without producing making. However, just like the matt finish, it does have its imperfections as the light created by the sheen makes it difficult to hide imperfections on your walls or surfaces the gloss is applied. This disadvantage makes it difficult to use gloss on some properties.
Now you understand how the different paint finishes differ. Let’s take a look at the Satin paint finish.
The Satin paint finish is a paint type that has a smooth, velvety look with slightly more gloss than the eggshell paint and more matte than the gloss or semi-gloss paint—these characteristics put the Satin paint somewhere in between.
Satin paints come in both oil-based and water-based forms. What’s the difference between both forms? Oil-based Satin paints generally offer a better cover and tend to dry off quickly. The drawback is that they have a longer-lasting smell and tend to yellow quicker than their water-based counterparts. Water-based Satin paints do not quickly yellow and contain significantly low amounts of VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds).
Regardless of the Satin paint form you prefer, you can obtain it when you purchase Annie Sloan Satin Paint products.
Where to Use Satin Paint?
Satin paints are mostly used on doors, ceilings, trim, and windows. They can also be used to paint walls as well. The Satin paint finish is used in rooms or areas that have more traffic. Typical examples of such areas include kitchens, kid’s rooms, bathrooms, hallways, etc.