What Is Eggshell Paint Good For – Where to Use Eggshell Paints

what is eggshell paint good for

Eggshell Paint is a simple and convenient way to transform any room. The color choices are endless and manufacturers are making progress every day, to make it easier to apply the paint that is good for the environment.

There are five different paint finishes, from a matte or matt flat paint finish, to an ultra glossy finish. Among the extremes are eggshell, satin and semi-gloss. For interior wall applications, eggshell and satin are the most used paints finishes.

What Is Eggshell Paint Good For – Where to Use Eggshell Paint

Application

Eggshell paint  is good for high-traffic areas such as corridors and children’s rooms, and you can also use satin paint too. Because there is a higher percentage of binders in the solution, satin varnish is also good for bathrooms and kitchens. Eggshell also makes it easy to clean the painted surface.

The more binder in the paint the less likely moisture will penetrate the surface, which makes eggshell paint a safe choice for wet areas. When painting wood and other trim, use a satin finish. A glossy paint accentuates imperfections on surfaces. If the walls have a lot of irregularities, use eggshell paint.

Paint Ingredients

There are three ingredients in paint. The pigment is the first ingredient that gives paint color. The second ingredient is a binder, which gives paint adhesion, integrity and toughness. Liquid, also called the carrier, is the final ingredient.

The liquid gives paint its consistency, allows the pigment to be applied to a surface and evaporates as the paint dries leaving the color and the binder on the surface.

A collector binds the pigment to the liquid, and gives the paint relative luster. The higher the percentage of binder in the mix, the more shiny the paint, and the higher light reflection.

Eggshell Finish

Eggshell paint finish was introduced in 1970 and was named after an eggshell. When you look at an eggshell straight, the surface looks boring, but if you look at a corner, there is a slight shine.

The eggshell finish is obtained by replacing a percentage of the pigment with a binder that provides more luster and allows the paint to be removed for cleaning. Eggshell paint looks matt straight up, but has a slight shine if you look at the corner wall.

Satin Finish

A satin finish varnish has a high percentage of eggshell binder and has more gloss when dry. Without appearing glossy, satin finish reflects light and is more durable than an eggshell finish. A satin finish has a velvety, smooth appearance that is also very elegant. A satin finish is good for indoor and outdoor applications. It is also good for doors and painted wood finishes.