Different Paint Sheen Types

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A paints “sheen” simply refers to how glossy the paint is. This can be an important factor for interior painting projects. The glossier the paint, the shinier it is and the easier it will reflect the light. Any can of paint will clearly indicate which type of gloss the paint is – but how do you know which gloss to pick? Would a high gloss work in a particular area, or perhaps a satin gloss? This blog will help you decipher the different paint sheen types and provide a simple guide for what sheen should go where. 

If you are not worried about the gloss, that’s okay. You can get by with the same gloss throughout your entire home, as long as you find a paint sheen that you like. But for houses with pets and children and homes that are using a number of different paint colors, gloss can be a more important factor. Here’s what Flowers Painting suggests. 

High Glass:

Flowers Painting recommends a high gloss sheen for kitchens, windows and doors. High gloss paints are more reflective and will help brighten a room. However, high gloss paints have additional advantages as well. A high gloss makes them particularly easy to clean when compared to other paint sheens, and stains will not seep into the paint as easily if an accident does occur. These advantages are what makes high gloss the perfect sheen for kitchens, since you may need to clean off spills or evaporated cooking oils from the walls. High gloss is also a good choice for windows and doors, where wiping off fingerprints becomes much easier. 

Semi-Gloss:

Semi-gloss paints have some of the same benefits of high gloss paints but aren’t quite as shiny. Semi-gloss is a very versatile paint that looks great in almost any shade and can also be cleaned easily when necessary. Flowers Painting suggests using it in your kitchen or bathroom. It’s also a good choice for trim work. 

Satin:

Satin finish is the most popular interior paint choice and fits a wide variety of applications while looking great. While you can clean satin paint, you can’t scrub it as you can high gloss paints without risking damage. For this reason, Flowers Painting recommends utilizing satin sheen paint in areas that might need occasional cleaning but aren’t exactly high-traffic areas in your home. Satin is most suitable for family rooms, kid’s rooms and foyer. 

Eggshell:

Eggshell paints are not reflective and have more of a subdued appearance. They are also more difficult to clean than glossier paints. That said, they are still a very popular choice for interior paint sheen. Flowers Painting suggests selecting an eggshell sheen for areas of the home that rarely need to be cleaned, such as the dining room and living room. Avoid areas where the walls get touched frequently or bumped up against on a regular basis. 

Flat or Matte:

The lowest gloss paints are either flat or matte. This class of paint is a latex paint that is very classy and quiet. The lack of any luster makes these paints good for quiet, private areas such as adult bedrooms. 

There are no steadfast rules when it comes to selecting a paint sheen for a particular area in your home. If you have questions about what would work best in a particular area simply schedule a free in-home painting consultation and discuss your painting project with one of our experts. Flower Painting is a full-service commercial and residential painting company that services the entire Charlotte, NC metro area, including Mooresville, Kannapolis, Concord, Denver, Davidson and more. Call today to schedule your free interior painting project (704) 445-7750. Hurry, our holiday promotion to take 10% off your entire project ends 12/31/19. 

Tips for Removing Popcorn Ceilings-Call the Professionals

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If your home’s ceiling is covered in ridges or bumps which is a popcorn ceiling, it was likely built in the 60s or 70s. Popcorn ceilings have not only become dated over the years, but it can pose a high risk of collecting dust and allergens. These are not the only reasons that you should consider hiring a professional like Flowers Painting to professionally remove your popcorn ceiling.

This post will provide tips on removing and replacing your popcorn ceiling and why it’s better to hire a professional to complete the job for you. 

Popcorn ceiling removal is one of the most cost-effective ways to modernize your home. Smooth ceilings will brighten and beautify your home. Below is the top reason Flowers Painting recommends  popcorn ceiling removal:

  • Eliminate falling white specks
  • Update your home
  • Increase the resale value of your home
  • Eliminate dirt
  • Eliminate allergens
  • Eliminate possible dust mites

The removal of a popcorn ceiling can be a dirty, daunting task that Flowers Painting does not recommend tackling on your own. If your ceiling is particularly large, the labor needed to remove the material is going to take more than a single pair of hands to complete. Having a few sets of hands can make the process far faster and more productive. Drywall is most likely under your ceiling, which means if you don’t know exactly how to remove the popcorn material, you could potentially damage the drywall in the process. Replacing your ceiling does not have to be a difficult or cumbersome task when you hire Flowers Painting to do it for you. Our professional painters know the necessary precautions to take prior to removal.

Call Flowers Painting today (704) 445-7750 to schedule a free popcorn ceiling removal estimate. We can quickly update your ceiling by removing the popcorn, prepping it to be painted and painting a smooth finish that will instantly update your home. 

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company that services both residential and commercial properties in the Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Concord, Kannapolis, Denver, Ballantyne, Rock Hill and more. Get your home ready for the holidays with our November painting sale and take 10% off your entire painting project, including popcorn ceiling removal. Call today to schedule your complimentary estimate (704) 445-7750. 

Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays with Flowers Painting

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Fall is in full swing here in North Carolina. That means the holidays are right around the corner. Getting your home ready for the upcoming holidays has never been easier with the help of Flowers Painting. Whether you need a fresh coat of paint in the dining room where you and all your guests will be enjoying holiday dinner, or in the guest rooms where your guests will be staying, Flowers Painting is here to help. Our painters are experienced and professional.

Flowers Painting has established and maintained a reputation for delivering astonishing results to every surface we touch. Our vast knowledge and expertise allow our customers to have the best painting experience possible. Don’t believe us, read our dozens of 5-Star Google reviews. 

Getting your home ready for holiday guests include prepping the guest rooms, bathrooms and common areas to accommodate friends and family. November is the best time to get fresh paint on the interior walls of your home.  With all the hustle and bustle, the holiday season can be stressful, but with painting services from Flowers Painting you can expect to receive timely service and a commitment to excellence. Your home can gain a warm, inviting atmosphere that your guests will want to return to again and again.

Flowers Painting offers a wide array of painting services that can add color and texture to your space, including color consulting, interior painting, customer painting, faux finishing, textured walls, cabinet refinishing, interior stairs, handrails and stair risers.

Flower Painting also offers incredible pricing. In fact, during the entire month of November you can save 10% off your entire project. Call today to schedule your free in-home painting estimate (704) 445-7750. You can also schedule an estimate on the website.  

Flowers Painting is a full-service interior painting company located in Cornelius, NC. We service the entire Charlotte metro area including Huntersville, Davidson, Concord, Kannapolis, Mooresville and more.

Choose Flowers Painting for all of your residential painting needs. Our painters show up on-time and provide each Flowers Painting customer with a quality paint job that you will love for years to come. Our professional crews provide professional results.

Call today to schedule your free in-home painting estimate (704) 445-7750. Looking for color inspiration, click through to our color wall. You can even digitally paint your own room with the PPG Color Visualizer. This new app is simple to use and helps you pick the perfect paint color for your space.