In my section today of “WHAT INTERIOR HOUSE PAINT GOES WHERE AND WHY” we’ll look at home painting your kitchens and wet areas. Hygiene is the most important number 1 rule: Because of the amount of moisture and airborne grease generated by cooking, washing up and showers and the like, every surface must be easy to clean. Check it out, are yours? The domestic or household kitchen needs to be kept hygienic and you still need it very washable.
Over the years the demand for finishes in kitchens and wet areas has changed slightly. Satin acrylic finishes were always used, now the most popular interior house paint applied is a good quality low sheen. In my opinion for washing and repelling grease when painting kitchens you can’t go past the satin acrylic for kitchen paint. It’s not as porous as low sheen, in fact looking along a wall painted in satin gives you the impression there’s a good thick but very smooth finish and easy on the eye presentation. I just love the look of it and its beautiful to apply! It just slides off your roller effortlessly.
In saying that I do still use low sheen in some circumstances, for instance brand new homes that I have to paint for a builder, because that’s what the specs demand. If it was my house I would go the satin option for my bathroom paint because I like my showers really hot and steamy.
But sometimes kitchens are very much part of the living areas and it’s hard to cut the wall off with two different types of paint. In this situation use low sheen, that’s quite ok. They’re both as good as each other but satin definitely has the edge, horses for courses as they say.
Also nowadays there is a trend away from clinical operating theater kitchens, where beautiful stainless steel and two pack finish cupboards and doors occupy the kitchen or lots of natural timbers and curtains instead of blinds over windows are now very widely used in the modern home. One thing sticks out in relation to these materials, they are all very washable and can be kept clean easily. The same goes with bathrooms and the laundry, they all have surfaces that are easily cleaned, that’s why when home painting you need to go with the satin option. You won’t regret it.
So I hope I’ve helped you out with more good information on what interior house paint to use for your kitchens and wet areas. Don’t forget if you’ve got a question you need answered that I haven’t yet covered drop me a line. I have a wealth of experience under my belt for home painting and I’m hanging to help you out and solve your dramas. That’s what I’m…