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Which Paint Should I Use? 

Man painting room - professional painters in perth know which type of paint to use on each project.

Finding the right paint to use when planning a project can take time and effort. Paint is no longer just a choice between gloss or matte. There are options to suit a variety of applications and choosing the right one can make all the difference to the final result. 

Man painting room - professional painters in perth know which type of paint to use on each project.

Types of Paint Chosen By Professional Painters

Professional painters with ongoing training and years of experience can pick the best types of paint for a project by discussing the finish you want and how the space will be used. They’ll consider environmental factors, how heavy foot traffic in the space is, the amount of natural light the room gets, and so much more. 

However, to boost your basic knowledge, let’s go through some of the leading paint types and their uses.  

Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint is a popular choice because it is easy to use, dries quickly, and is long-lasting on many surfaces. It is generally water-resistant, breathable to allow moisture to escape, and one of the less toxic options for a simple project. Dulux Professional SteriGuard® Interior provides a hard-wearing finish, low odour, scrub resistance, indoor air quality maintenance, and it dries quickly, meaning minimal interruption to your home or office.  

Latex Paint

Latex paint, also known as water-based paint, is flexible and breathable, making it perfect for surfaces that need to expand or breathe. This makes it ideal for wood and exterior surfaces. However, latex paint will not hold up long-term in really sunny or humid conditions, so direct exposure to extreme sunlight is not recommended. Dulux Latex Wash and Wear Matt is a professional choice because of its hard-wearing finish, high washability, low odour, and low VOC levels.  

Enamel Paint

Enamel paint is often called oil-based paint, and one coat can take eight to twelve hours to dry. Known for its high-end glossy finish, it is popular for exterior uses and edging. A less desirable feature is that the high sheen will fade over time and yellow after a few years. Drying harder does limit use, such as less flexibility, meaning it may crack, chalk or chip in some environments. Its pungent odour can also be offensive to some people. We recommend Dulux Super Enamel™ High Gloss for high traffic areas.  

Stain, Smoke and Odour Blocker

Dulux PRECISION® Stain, Smoke & Odour Blocker is a quick-drying, oil-based paint which is ideal for refurbishment or a quick refresh when existing stains or odours are an issue.  

Anti Mould Paint

Anti mould paint, also known as wet area paint, is a water-based paint with specific properties that inhibit mould growth in problem areas. Usually used in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundries, it is low odour, quick drying, and long-lasting. Dulux PRECISION® Stain & Mould Blocker is the professional choice for Perth painters. 

Choose the Professional Painters Perth Relies On

Don’t risk a DIY that will take you forever but only last a few years. Get the job done right the first time by the professional painters who’ve been delighting Perth customers for more than 90 years! 

Contact AJ Cochrane and Sons today.  

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