Thursday, May 9, 2019

Which paint is best to paint the interior of your apartment, flat, home, office or bureau in paris or ile de france?

Have you just become the owner of your apartment, studio, home, or a shop – and, you want to paint the "interior of your residence". Or, you want to complete renovate your apartment, at less price, with high quality of work. You are looking for an apartment painting company, or interior renovation and design company in Paris to do the job?

Many people, before they contact an apartment renovation company, wants to know about the characteristics of different types of paints so that they can make better decisions when they contact an "apartment renovation company in paris".



There are different types of paints available in the paris ( ecological, mineral, oil based, water based ), today. You can select a paint which is best suited to your needs, and the budget, to renovate, or refresh, your home, apartment, studio or shop in Paris.

Most commonly used paints are : Glycero, Acrylique, Laque, etc. They are available in different qualities, in term of finishing, satin, matte or brilliant.



In addition – paints of different brands are also available in Paris, and Paris region ( Hauts de seine, Val de Marne, Seine Saint Denis, Val D’oise, Essonne, Yvelines, and Seine et Marne etc ). Most common used paint brands in Paris are : Luxens ( by Leroy Merlin ), Colours ( by Castorama ), Unikalo, Dulux Valentine, Architect ( by Leroy Merlin ), Tollens, Sikkens, Libéron, Ripolin, V33, Keim ( mineral paint ), Zoffany, Farrow and Ball, Guittet, Seigneurie,

How acrylic and glycerol paints are different?


Many people when they contact an apartment painting company to paint the interior of their apartment in paris do not know the differences between different kinds of paints. This article will help clients to that they can choose best paints for painting work in their apartment or home in Paris.


  • Acrylic paints are very popular these days in Paris. Most of the Parisian people prefer to use acrylic paints to decorate the interior of their apartment, or the property. Acrylic paints offer many possibilities during the painting work. It gives the closest rendering to the glycerol paints. If the painter knows his work, then he can give a very fine finishing with the help of acrylic paints.


Acrylic paints are environment friendly. Biggest advantage of the acrylic paint is that it is water based. Water can be diluted in it. In addition, it is easier to clean the brushes, once painting work is finished. Acrylic paints have very low odour. These paints are easy to apply and they dry very quickly. A good quality acrylic paint can be used on any surfaces.

This paint is good on toile de verre (linen or cotton), but you can also paint on paper, wood and cardboard. Beginners, needless to spend too much in expensive media, canvas straps cotton will agree quite for your first creations.

Advantages of Glycerol paints.


  • The glycerol paint offers a satin, matte, shiny and smooth unbeatable appearance. This type of painting offers a great covering and pacifying power so much appreciated by professional painters. From an aesthetic point of view, this is probably the best painting we can find. Its resistance to moisture explain why this paint is found in bathrooms. In addition, it is a washable paint, so if your wall is stained, you can clean it without the risk of removing the paint.


The long drying time of the oil paint is its main disadvantage. For house painters who work at the time, it is a torture to wait until 24 hours before passing another coat of paint. In addition, the glycerol emits a very strong smell that can even be uncomfortable for children and some adults. It is also extremely difficult to clean. After application, use white spirit to remove glycerol stains from clothing and brushes. Glycerol paint disappears little by little because of the dangerous nature of the solvents it contains. In addition to being harmful to the environment, glycerol paint causes solvent emissions that are dangerous for the health of users.

  • The average pot price costs on average 10 to 15 euros per liter for an outdoor wall paint. But you could pay up to 30 euros per liter for a good quality interior paint.


  • Remember to calculate the amount of paint you will need to avoid buying 0.5 liter paint cans. These low-volume paint pots have a very high price per liter up to 40 euros / liter.

Lacquer paints


  • Lacquer paints are the best for the durability. However, lacquer paints require lots of preparation. The surfaces must be very smooth, otherwise lacquer paints will not mask any defects of the walls and ceilings.


  • Lacquer paints offer very high grinding fineness, presenting a finished, smooth and taut appearance. A lacquer can be shiny, satiny or even matte. A painting of good quality remains a question of work and careful preparation. Lacquer is often associated with a shiny, highly polished, mirror effect.
  • The term lacquer actually covers only a formulation giving rise to a taut product, which can be shiny, but also offer a matte or satin appearance. A lacquer will stretch itself on drying for an extremely smooth and taut finish after drying.


The lacquering technique requires working in a room free of dust. The different layers can be passed with a spray gun. They must be sanded with sandpaper of small particle size in order to obtain a perfectly smooth surface. The superposition of paint layers, the abrasion attached to the work of the paint gun, allow a very neat film in the end.

Matte or Satin paints

  • For the interior painting of an apartment in paris, different people have different choices, when it comes to select matte or satin paints. As an apartment painting company in paris, our job is to respect the choice and taste of our Parisian clients.

  • Generally, matte paint is used on the ceiling. However, it is not used in the bathroom, and toilet. Matte paint is not good to use on the wooden parts: doors and skirting boards etc.


One important feature of matte paint is that it does not reflect the light. Due to this characteristic, matte paint is ideal to mask the defects on the surfaces of ceiling and walls. It brings sober elegance in the apartment. Good quality of matte paints also allow to wash the stains. Many Parisian people like to do matte paints, especially when they like to color the interior walls of the apartment.

  • A satin paint brings a feeling of warm brightness. Easy to clean and easy to clean, it resists shocks and stains. It is ideal in the rooms solicited, kitchens, bathroom and rooms to live.


  • A glossy paint is ideal for enlarging volumes because it gives a mirror effect. It makes the colors vibrant. It is ideal to emphasize details (chopsticks, moldings, doors, furniture, ...).


The shiny appearance offers better resistance for woodwork more frequently subjected to shocks and is ultra-washable. In a living room, we recommend opting for a matte ACRYLIC paint for the ceilings in order to hide any defects and satin or velvet for the walls because they are aspects resistant to the tasks.

Our apartment painting company in Paris, is at your service to advice for selecting best quality of the paints to renovate the interior of your apartment in Paris or Ile de France ( Courbevoie, Maisons Alfort, Neuilly sur Seine, Charenton le Pont, Colombes, Champigny sur Marne, Saint Made etc )