Interior Painters of Naperville
If you’re looking for a painter in the Naperville area then you’ve landed on the right website. Collectively our team has been painting homes for many years and we’ve seen and painted all types of finishes. We understand what goes into doing a project the right way and how to make things go smoothly. We’ve done so many jobs that we’ve nailed down the process and our system is extremely efficient yet thorough. Count on us to get the job done the right way, the first time around.
We are big proponents of getting things done properly, so you won’t find us cutting any corners. We’ll do all the moving of furniture so we have easy, unobstructed access to your walls, we lay tarpes down to protect your floors, carpets and rugs, we apply painters tape around door frames, window frames, molding, electrical outlets, light fixtures, and any other areas that deserve covering up, we apply sufficient coats of paint and we clean up after ourselves once the job is complete. Painting isn’t just an ancillary service we do, it’s one of the two core services we provide and we do it the right way every time!
So, what’s popular when it comes to finishes? Have you ever been to a big box home improvement store and seen all the paint colors they have on the shelves? It takes up an entire wall just on colors alone and then there are the multiple different finishes that go on top of that. Lets go over a few.
Types of Paint Finishes
So if you’re thinking of painting your home, what kinds of finishes are available and what can you expect? Well here are a few of the more popular types of paints:
Oil Based Paint
Oil based paints are the hardest and most durable paints on the market and they tend to dry with a beautiful, rich, deep glossy finish that is usually applied to areas like crown molding and baseboards where the look tends to “pop”, however, that doesn’t come without a cost. Oil based paints were very harsh to use and affected the eyes and throat by irritating your eyes and causing non-stop coughing.
If you were going to paint your house with oil based paints then it was a must to paint with the windows open. Letting the paint dry also took much more time than other paints and washing out the paint brushes required additional solvents such as turpentine for a proper clean. With the advancement of technology, we can get the same finish with other paints that aren’t as chemically volatile to use and won’t irritate your eyes and throat.
This is by far the most common type of paint used in a home as it is water based and gives numerous options in terms of finish. Latex paint dries very quickly and is easy to clean up, often times just watering down your brush and rollers is more than enough.
So when is it not advised to use latex paint? Well, it’s a pretty universal paint except when using it on rough surfaces such as cabinets and trim, you’ll just want to make sure that you sand the surface down to a smooth finish as latex tends to crack and peel on rough finishes.
A matte finish is popular in today's home as it hides imperfections (cracks and very light bumps) in the wall pretty well, but it won’t stand a chance at cleaning the wall even with a damp towel. If you have little children or pets then this is probably not the ideal place to use paint with a matte finish.
The next grade up is the eggshell finish and as the name implies, it has the same finish as an eggshell. It has a slight sheen to it and it stands up to a light “wiping”. It has almost the same matte finish to it with a touch of resilience to being wiped down.
Most commonly used in bathrooms and bedrooms, the satin finish has a slight gloss to it but holds up better to cleaning than the eggshell finish. It is also commonly used on window and door trim.
Semigloss has a very nice sheen to it but will show imperfections in the wall. It holds up really well to scrubbing and cleaning so it’s a solid choice for those who have young kids and pets. Its commonly used on baseboards, moldings and cabinets because of its ability to stand up to dirt and oils.
This is the sturdiest of all the paints mentioned and is the easiest to clean off. It reflects light extremely well so your wall must be in extremely good condition to use this style of paint - no nails popping out and no cracks, chips, or holes in the wall. Mostly this will go on trim, cabinets, furniture and stand out pieces.
This style of paint is definitely not as common as latex, but as the name suggests, it is made out of milk protein and lime. Milk paint is most often used on furniture as it gives off a rustic finish by showing the brush strokes, but if you’re looking to give off that same finish on your walls then it’s a possibility.
Where We Serve
We are located in Naperville but we service all the surrounding cities, even making our way to the south neighborhoods of Chicago like Mt. Greenwood. We also service Chicago, Elgin, Aurora, Wheaton, Bolingbrook, Orland Park, Joliet, Carol Stream, Downers Grove, Lombard, Romeoville, Oak Lawn, Yorkville, St. Charles, and La Grange.
We do our very best to be flexible with your schedule so give us a call today to see how we can help!