Painting is the most economical way to decorate your home whether you are remodelling or adding the finishing touches to a newly built structure. With Sherwin-Williams high quality paints and our expertise, you can be sure you’ll achieve beautiful results.
The type of paint you’ll use depends on the purpose of the room to be painted and the desired type of finish. Interior paint is specifically formulated to provide:
Interior house paints are either latex- or oil/alkyd-based. Today, most oil-based paints are made with synthetic resins (alkyds), which perform better than paints based on natural oils. Each has different characteristics and uses. Your neighbourhood Sherwin-Williams paint expert can provide advice about which paint is right for your project.
Latex – Get the longest-lasting finish with the best gloss retention. Sherwin-Williams latex paints are easy to work with, dry quickly, and are extremely durable. Latex paints clean up easily with soap and water.
Oil / Alkyd – Good adhesion, excellent durability and stain resistance make Sherwin-Williams oil/alkyd-based paints excellent choices for trim in high-traffic rooms, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Remember to clean paint tools with mineral spirits.
To get a great-looking finish coat and the beautiful, long-lasting results you expect, take the time to ensure that the surface to be painted is clean, dry and smooth and coated with the correct primer. And remember, we also carry all the tools you’ll need for surface preparation—such as wire brushes, ladders, paint scrapers, putty knives, wood filler and spackling paste—to prepare a surface for painting.
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