Finding the Best Type of Paint for Your Home

Monday, July 23, 2018 1:11 PM Stanford Painting, Painting, paint, best type of paint, paint for your home

Painting projects are one of the easiest (and cheapest) ways to transform your home into a thing of beauty. Paint colors can change the way a room looks and feels, so it’s important to know the right type of paint for your project, along with the right color for the look and feel you’re going for.


There are two types of paint to choose from: latex and oil. Latex is the more popular choice for many because of how easy it is to clean up, how durable it is, and easily it breathes. Oil paint is usually recommended for priming wood trim because it tends to seal stains and knots in the wood better than a latex paint would. When it comes to oil paint, you should allow for extra time after you’re done because it does take longer to dry. Now comes the different types of sheens. The glossier the finish is, the easier it will be to clean up. If you have young children, you may want to choose a high-gloss finish because of how easy it’ll be to clean up the wall. Gloss and semi-gloss is also a good choice for high traffic areas such as a mudroom, kitchen or bathroom where you need the walls to be easy to clean.


When it comes to exterior paint, it pays to spend a little extra and buy quality paint. You do want it to last a long time while, after all! Buying a paint and primer in one can save you time and money when painting because it takes away that extra step. Many paint brands, such as Behr, provides color matching tools to make it easier for you to find the right color if you already have permanent materials on your home, such as brick. You can bring a sample of these materials into the store to use the color matching tool, or you can check online to see if they have any resources there.

If you’re looking to have your home or commercial space repainted, give Stanford Painting a call at 650-321-9302 to request a quote. Our team of trained experts can give you the perfect paint job, no matter what the project is. If you’d like to learn more about the services we offer, please visit our website.