A coat of paint is one of the easiest and most cost effective ways to transform a room – or your whole house – but when it comes to choosing the paint, you need to think about durability and maintenance not just the latest colour. Not all paints are equal! A product like Dulux Wash&Wear creates a durable layer that is impenetrable to most household marks that won’t leave a permanent stain. There might be spilled milk, but you won’t need to cry over it.
Let’s face it – if you’re going to take the time to freshen up your living space, you don’t want to end up in tears at the first sticky handprint or scuff mark. Life happens – that’s why you shouldn’t just choose any old paint. A good quality durable interior paint – matt, low-sheen, semi-gloss or gloss – is the logical choice for today’s busy lifestyles. With a hardwearing finish that is going to last, it will withstand wear and tear, resist stains and marks and – best of all – it is remarkably easy to clean.
If the kids go bursting down the hallway with bags and bikes, followed by their beloved four-legged best friend, you’re going to want a paint that will take a fair amount of scrubbing and mark removal, and still come up looking good.
So where can you use a durable interior paint inside your home? The answer is – anywhere, provided you choose the right product for the job in hand. Think about the traffic in your space. Will there be lots of little fingers? Will it be steamy? Are you preparing food? Will the dog be brushing against the wall? Are you looking for a finish that only needs an occasional wipe-down? Or will you need to be wiping it every day?
A durable interior paint low sheen or matt paint is the ideal choice for a low maintenance finish on your walls. All it takes is a damp cloth to wipe away common marks, scuffs and stains. We always recommend a gloss or semi-gloss coat for your trim and windows. This is the perfect combination for bedrooms and living areas. You can choose a neutral palette, or for the more adventurous go all out for some colour therapy.
In kitchens, bathrooms and laundries, where you’re more likely to encounter more steam or moisture and where surfaces over time may start to be affected by mould, a durable interior paint with added mould inhibitor is the way to go.