Interior & Exterior Paints
Interior and exterior painting is simple with Glynde Mitre 10!
When it comes to interior and exterior painting, the choice of paint is crucial. Not all paints are created equal — interior paints are formulated to be more resistant to scuffing and staining and contain ingredients that allow easy cleaning without losing their sheen. Meanwhile, exterior paints are designed to withstand UV rays, rain, fluctuating temperatures, mould, mildew, and fading.
At Glynde Mitre 10, we offer a range of products for interior and exterior painting from premium brands like Wattyl, Dulux, and Accent. Shop the range online for fast and convenient shipping Australia-wide.
How to choose the right paint for interior and exterior painting
Choosing the right paint for a project is essential for achieving the perfect finish and ensuring the paint’s longevity. Here’s a step-by-step guide to help you make the right choice:
Determine the Purpose: Are you painting indoors or outdoors? Interior paints are formulated for ease of cleaning and resistance to scuffing, while exterior paints are designed to withstand weather conditions and UV rays. Consider different surfaces (wood, metal, drywall, masonry), which may need different paint or primers.
Choose the Right Base: Water-based paint dries quickly, has low VOCs, and is resistant to yellowing. This is most suitable for most indoor applications. Oil-based paints take longer to dry and require mineral spirits for cleanup, but offer a smoother finish and are more durable. Often used for priming wood and metal and for high-traffic areas.
Select the Sheen:
- Flat/Matte: No shine, ideal for ceilings and low-traffic areas. Hides imperfections well.
- Eggshell: Low lustre, easy to clean. Suitable for living rooms and bedrooms.
- Satin: Slightly glossy, easy to clean. Works well in kitchens, bathrooms, or on woodwork.
- Semi-Gloss: Shiny finish, highly durable, and easy to clean. Often used for trim, doors, and cabinets.
- High Gloss: Very shiny and durable. Best for surfaces that need to be wiped frequently, like kitchen cabinets or railings.
Consider the Colour: Before committing to a colour, buy small samples and test them on the wall. Observe them at different times of the day — lighting can affect their appearance. Light colours can make a room feel larger and more open, while dark colours can make it feel cosier.
Ensure the paint colour complements the furniture, flooring, and other elements in the room.
Estimate the Quantity: Measure the area you plan to paint and contact us to find out how much paint you’ll need. It’s better to buy a little extra for touch-ups later.
Don’t Forget the Primer: A primer ensures better paint adhesion to the surface, increases paint durability, and provides additional protection for the painted material. Some paints come with built-in primers, but for raw, porous, or heavily stained surfaces, a separate primer is recommended.
Accessories and Tools: Ensure you have the right brushes, rollers, painter’s tape, and other tools for the job. The quality of these tools can significantly impact the final look.