If you've ever been confused at the paint counter, you’re not the only one. Most paint dealers sell a variety of paints, and that is much difficult for anyone to pick the right paint. Even so, there is a solution for your paint selection: Just answer the following questions. They will guide to which interior paint is best for you.
If you dislike the smell of paint, you should focus on water-based paints, which have little or no odour compared to oil-based paints. Waterbased paints also make cleanup easy and they perform well on all interior surfaces.
Walls and woodwork can easily become soiled if there is a lot of activity in a room. In that case, it’s best to use a high gloss or semi-gloss paint, which will resist stains and be much easier to clean.
If your hope is to make the space cozy, then consider using a “warm” hue, like yellow, orange or red; if you want the room to have a cool feel, then choose a blue or green paint.
Light paint colors make a room seem larger; darker colors make it feel more intimate.
If you paint only infrequently, you’ll want to be sure to apply a very durable paint that will continue to look good over time. In that respect, the best option is to use a top quality 100% acrylic paint.
If you have limited time, or simply want to complete the painting quickly, then consider using a “paint and primer” product that works like two coatings in one. You’ll very likely need to apply fewer coats, which will greatly speed up the job.