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What are the different types of paint?

Thumbtack Editors

There are several different types of house paint, including:

  • Flat paint helps conceal imperfections in the walls.
  • Eggshell paint has a slight gloss and a rougher texture.
  • Satin paint has a smooth, soft appearance. 
  • Semi-gloss paint adds a subtle shine to a space and is easy to clean. 
  • High-gloss paint is shinier and easy to care for. 
  • Matte paint doesn’t shine but adds a more dynamic feel. 
  • Primer is used to prep a surface and seal in stains
  • Enamel paint is often used to coat outdoor surfaces.

If you’re not sure which type of paint you should, contact the best painters near you for a consultation and receive estimates.

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