How to Choose Your Paint And a Hardware Store Checklist

If you’re looking to spruce up your home, there are few things that can do the job as effectively as a coat of new paint. Dollar for dollar, it’s one of the most cost-effective ways of improving your look. Keep reading for tips on how to pick the right paint and a checklist for the home hardware store shopping trip!

Choosing Paint

When it comes to interior paint, there’s a bewildering array of choices at your home hardware store. The most common type to use is latex paint because it can be wiped clean: a great feature for homes with pets or small children. Unlike oil paint, it also tends to blister less because it breathes better, and it won’t fade quickly. For most of the walls you’ll almost certainly want a low-VOC latex paint, but if you have any wood that needs to be stained or primed, oil-based paints are excellent in this application.

Choosing Sheen

Paints come in a variety of sheens, and the general rule is that the glossier the paint, the easier it is to clea

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