Using high-gloss or semi-gloss paint?

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High-gloss paint for outdoors

A question we often hear, is whether to use high-gloss or semi-gloss paint. The answer to this question depends on a number of factors. We listed them for you.

Whenever painting outdoors, we always use high-gloss paint. This paint is much more longwearing because of the hard top layer. This makes the paint better resistant to adhesion of dirt, resulting in less stains and a surface that stays clean for a longer duration.  Due to the high degree of gloss, the sun is less likely to burn the paint layer to pieces because the shining surfaces reflects the light. Therefore it is also important to keep the outdoor paintwork clean. Because the high-gloss paint is very able to withstand moisture, it is the ideal paint for outdoor use. However, high-gloss paint is also suitable for indoor use. For more information on outdoor painting, please visit our page.

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High-gloss or semi-gloss paint for indoor use

When using high-gloss or semi-gloss paint indoors, the quality of the paintwork is less important. This is because it isn’t subject to all kinds of external weather influences. The choice to use either semi- or high-gloss paint is therefore more dependent on the desired effect on the appearance of the interior. However, not every room is aesthetically suitable for high-gloss paint. If you choose this option, the surface need to be perfect because all irregularities and defect will show. A good pretreatment such as sanding, filling and sealing is therefore extremely important. High-gloss paint gives you a beautiful shine and ensures optimal washability. Because the surface is so smooth, dirt is less able to attach itself. By using semi-gloss unevenness in the surface will be less visible, and a beautiful result is easily  achieved. This is why we could also say that semi-gloss is very user-friendly. But apart from the practical and aesthetical considerations, the degree of gloss you choose also depends on your personal taste. For more information about interior painting, you can read more here.

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Using high-gloss or semi-gloss paint; together we will make the right choice

We gladly provide you with personal advice, so that you can make the right choice. With the help of an extensive color advice. Based on your wishes, we compose the right color scheme in combination with the right gloss for you. We always use the qualitative Rubbol XD paint from Sikkens high gloss.