Looking to get your home painted, but don’t know the first thing about choosing the right paint? You might have read a lot about the colour palette, shades on the colour wheel and décor themes, but you are probably lost when it comes to picking the right type of wall paint. In order to make an informed choice, you should know the pros and cons of each type of paint. We’re here to help!
Popular paint choices for interior walls
Emulsion and distemper are the two most popular paint choices for interior walls.
There are two types of distemper paints, oil-based and water-based (or dry) distemper. Water-based distemper is not as durable as the oil-based variety, and a lot less durable than emulsion. Distemper is cost-effective and often used for rental properties where a fresh coat of paint has to be done every year.
Emulsion paint gives a silken smooth finish with excellent coverage and is the most popular choice for home interiors. However, it is more expensive than distemper.
Material Comparison: Features
|Odour||Has a distinctive odour||Has an odour, but less than that of distemper|
|Composition||Basically composed of chalk, lime and|