Choosing the right materials is the first and one of the most important steps when you are planning to do some painting. There are two main factors which should serve you as an orientation when it comes to the final choice of paints you are going to use:
Nowadays, all paints used for interior painting have a latex or oil structure. Those that are oil based or alkyds have proven superior to the paints which use primarily natural oils. Each of them has a different purpose and structure.
Latex based paints are extremely user friendly and h ave very good characteristics when it comes to duration, drying and cleaning issues. On the other hand, oil based paints are particularly suitable for the woodwork/trim in rooms which are the most frequently used in your house. For example: kitchens, bathrooms and family rooms are among the areas used most by the occupants. Their resistanceto stains is one of their strongest advantages.
The next thing you need to know about paints, when you are painting your home by yourself, is how to choose the right paint for certain types of surfaces.