7 Types of Paint (and where to use them)

Paint: so many choices but what types of paint can I use on what types of surfaces?

Keep reading because I am going to break it down into a few simple lists today.  If you want more details about paint options, types, and techniques, then sign up below for our weekly email.  This series on paint is going to be fun and go into greater detail.

3 Questions for you?

  1. Do you have something in your house that needs to be painted?
  2. What “look” do you want for your project?
  3. Are you baffled by what type of paint to buy?

I have some suggestions to get you started.  These quick and simple lists will help you decide what types of paint you can purchase for your next DIY project.  You can click HERE to download a handy reference guide to help you keep track of your ideas.

Types of Paint

There are numerous paint types for specific uses.  Here are a few types of paints that are typically used for DIY projects.

Knowing what type of surface you are going to paint is the first step to deciding what paint product is best.

Specific Paint to get a certain “Look”

Deciding what your DIY project is going to look like when complete is a huge factor in what types of paint you could use.  For example, do you want it to look:

  • Glossy
  • Matte
  • Aged
  • Crackled
  • Metallic
  • Sparkle
  • Faux Surface

Surfaces To Paint

I’m a strong believer in the fact that most things can be painted.  I really like to paint pretty much everything.   Here is a list of things that I have painted in my home with every type of paint.

You probably have something in your home that could use a makeover.  Try some paint and let us know how it turns out.

Why Paint is a great option

Before you throw away a piece of furniture, try painting it.   Don’t pass a piece of furniture up in a store because it is the wrong color or bland.  Think outside the box and create something new. Here are some ideas:

  • Personalize with name or date
  • Customize the color
  • Revive an old piece of furniture
  • Cover scratches or hide flaws in furniture
  • Save money
  • Add some pizzazz!

It is a fact that paint can cover a multitude of flaws, “use the force my friend” and get started on your DIY project.

Final Thoughts

Taking action to paint something is pretty fun and it is usually very minimal cost.  Paint can give you a big bang for your buck.  I’ll end this with three final questions:

  1. Does something in your home need a fresh look that paint would help?
  2. How do you want it to look when it is painted?
  3. What type of paint do you think will work for your DIY project?

It brings me great joy to see people get excited about DIY painted projects.  We look forward to seeing your paint projects.

Have an awesome day!


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