Interior Painting Ideas and Paint Options

You see immediate results when you choose to paint the interior of your home, whether you are painting the bathroom, bedroom, family room or the entire house. New paint makes the room look fresh, clean and taken care of, so if you are looking to put your home on the market this update should be at the top of your list. It’s important to choose the right paint or finish for the project before you begin.

Paint types will fall into one of these categories; flat, gloss, semi-gloss and eggshell. Flat paint is latex based and primarily used for ceiling and wall applications. Eggshell is very much like flat paint, but is used where you need something more durable on wood surfaces such as doors, windows and trim.  Satin or semi-gloss are extremely durable and stand up to cleaning well. These are used indoors on trim, crown molding and childrens rooms, but are used outdoors as well on storage sheds and garages.

Open Paint Can on Dropcloth

On this page of, review pictures of interior painting projects by other homeowners and contractors. Get ideas for your own project, or share a completed project of your own.

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