Painting Skirting Boards That Are Primed
Best Paint For Skirting Boards
When deciding to paint your skirting boards, it’s not just the colour that you should think about, you must consider which type of paint is best for your skirting boards and their material. Whether you have chosen oak or MDF skirting, there will be various types of paints available as options to you and it will really depend on the style you want to achieve as to which one is right for you.
The most popular finish is a high gloss paint, in recent times we have seen an increase in satin finishes with a low sheen. As we have already stated, start with a wood primer and once dry you will be ready to sand and apply your finishing paint – high gloss or satin styles are your best option and you should expect to apply perhaps two coats for a perfect finish.
Gloss Paint Skirting Boards
A gloss finish will result in a high sheen, shiny finish on your skirting boards. Gloss paint finishes are durable and hard wearing, making it a great option for areas of your home that are high traffic or if you have young children. If you are planning on painting old skirting boards with gloss paint, you’ll want to make sure that they’re in good condition beforehand as gloss may highlight any imperfections underneath the paint. The Skirting Guys offer bespoke or new skirting boards in a primed finish, convenient for those who are already decorating or are wanting to refresh old skirting boards.
Use water based gloss rather than oil based on your skirting boards! Oil based gloss discolours faster than water based gloss.
Satin Finish Skirting Boards
A satin finish will result in a semi-gloss appearance, not as shiny as gloss but not as matt as an eggshell finish. More modern day homes have satin finish skirting boards as it helps to achieve a modern and contemporary interior. Colour will also appear more solid as it doesn’t reflect as much as high shine gloss finishes. A satin finish gives a cleaner and fresher look to the skirting boards. Maintaining and cleaning skirting boards with a satin finish is simple.
Eggshell Paint Finish Skirting Boards
Eggshell paint finishes offer a matte finish with no shine. Eggshell paints are predominantly used on larger surfaces (walls), but is becoming a popular finish for skirting boards for a chic home interior. This finish works well in areas of the home that may have a higher amount of foot traffic as it is easily maintained and kept clean with new wipe clean technology being offered by certain paint manufacturers.
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