We are often asked, what is a matt paint? Matt is the paint finish with the least amount of shine, which is why it is often known as a 'flat finish'. While the finish they provide has become increasingly popular in recent years, they are the most prone finish to scuffs, especially in dark tones. This is why many leading brands have developed anti-scuff matt finishes such as Dulux, with their Diamond Matt emulsion. Looking for a cheap matt emulsion to paint your ceilings with? Look no further than Tikkurila Anti Reflex White 2 which leaves a flawlessly uniform finish on ceilings in two coats.
A large number of our matt paints are available for colour mixing. Either find the right shade for you by scrolling through our RAL & British Standard colour charts or simply type the shade you are looking for in the text box on each product page and the team will mix an equivalent shade just for you.
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What Is Matt Paint?
Paint comes in a range of finishes that vary in terms of level of sheen. These finishes include, matt, eggshell, satin and gloss, with matt having the lowest level of sheen, and gloss having the most amount of sheen. The more sheen a paint finish has, the more light it reflects, which means matt is known as a 'flat finish' that does not reflect light. Another distinguishing factor between paint finishes and their level of sheen is the durability sheen provides. The more sheen a paint finish has, the more durability it has. As it has the least amount of sheen, matt paint is predominantly on interior walls & ceilings for a modern finish.
Is Matt Paint Washable?
Trade matt paints are referred to as vinyl matt emulsion paint. When a paint is vinyl, it means that there has been a certain resin added to the paint that allow it to a wipeable paint. This means that while non-trade matt paints are not washable, trade vinyl matt emulsions are. This still is not as durable as other paint finishes however, which is why durable matt emulsions have been developed by paint manufacturers that provide added durability, while maintaining a modern, low sheen finish. These include Crown Trade Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt & Dulux Trade Diamond Matt that can be scrubbed without damaging the paintwork. This makes them ideal for high-traffic rooms and high-condensation rooms such as kitchens or bathrooms, while standard vinyl matt emulsions are ideal for low-traffic rooms such as living rooms.
What Is The Difference Between Matt and Silk Paint?
While a matt paint is a flat finish, a silk finish is a mid-sheen finish, similar to satin. This means that while ideal for interior woodwork and metal, silk is not as popular for interior walls and ceilings as matt is, while matt paints are not often used on woodwork and metal. This does not mean that either paint finish can't be used on either surface, as most emulsions able to be applied to any primed surface. The best paint for you completely depends on the finish you would like to achieve.
Where To Buy Matt Paint
Here at Painters World we have a large range of matt paint to suit exactly what you are looking for. We also stock a huge number of paint brushes, rollers & decorating supplies, so you can get everything you need in one place.