A fresh coat of paint can completely change an interior and give the room a new character. Check out possible solutions and types of paints best suiting your needs. Discover suppliers and distributors of domestic paints in Malta and Gozo. On Yellow you can find nearly 50 business with vast selection of different types of paint.
Paints can be based on oil or water, and respectively, have different features.
Oil-based paints are usually based on alkyd. They are durable but take long to dry. They have a nice gloss finish and are easy to paint as painting brush strokes fill themselves creating a smooth finish. However, cleaning wall with oil-based paint requires more than just water or soap.
Water-based paints are the most popular domestic paints, mostly because they have low level of toxic emissions and are easy to clean. They also dry quickly and don’t fade with time. Finish with water-based paints is flexible and resistant to cracking.
Enamel paint can be both water and oil-based. It’s very durable and resistant to variations of temperature, therefore, primarily used outdoor. However, enamel paint is also a good solution for floor, basements and stairs.
It’s used for furnitures to create a chalky and aged appearance. Chalkboard paint, however, is used to create a chalkboard and can be used for example in kitchens or children’s bedrooms.
Available paint finishes in Malta can be flat or create an appearance of an eggshell. You can also choose between a gloss or matte finish.
Flat & Eggshell
Flat finish is usually used on the ceilings and walls and can hide imperfections. However, it can mark easily and is more difficult to clean.Eggshell finish is very durable. Its reflectivity and hassle-free cleaning makes it perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.
Gloss & Matte
Gloss paints are highly durable and easy to clean. However, they can highlight imperfections. Gloss paints are the most reflective ones, so it’s important to take into consideration the amount of light in the room. They are a good solution for bathrooms as they stand up well to moisture, especially important for Maltese humidity. Matte paints give deep colours and can hide imperfections of walls. They have velvet texture but can be difficult to clean.
Paint matching can be a difficult task. Ask for sample colours chart to take home with you and see which one matches your interior best. Some colours might have different shades, depending on the lighting.
Usually at a paint shop you can purchase all the necessary supplies for painting your interior, such as paint brushes, rollers, pads and trays. Ask for advice which size and type will be best for the surface and type of paint you’ve chosen. You can also ask for advice about mixing your paint if you have never done it before.