I love eggshell paint and how practical it is. It gives you more durability, clean-ability and moisture resistance than flat paint without the crazy shine of a semi-gloss or gloss paint. Here are my 6 favorite places to use eggshell paint.
Use Eggshell Paint in your Kitchen
Eggshell paint is perfect to use in your kitchen for a variety of reasons. First, it helps to protect your walls from moisture. If you don’t have a water proof back splash, eggshell paint is perfect for this area. Second, eggshell paint cleans up very easily, food and other particles do not stick to it as easily as flat paint.
Use Eggshell Paint in your Bathroom
This one has the same reasons as a kitchen. Your bathroom is exposed to even more moisture than your kitchen, especially around the toilet, tub and sink.
Use Eggshell Paint in your Kids Rooms
If your kids are anything like my kids they love to draw their walls, get dirty hand prints on the wall, makeup, marker, crayon and anything else you can think of. I don’t enjoy repainting their rooms every year (or month!), so a good washable eggshell paint is perfect for kids rooms.
Use Eggshell Paint in Low Light Rooms
If you have a basement or any other rooms that does not receive good lighting, and eggshell paint can help brighten the room. The reflective properties (although very subtle in eggshell) help to bounce light around a room and give it a brighter look. Flat paints absorb light and can make a room darker.
Use Eggshell Paint in your Garage
With all of the dirt, dust, and exhaust in a garage, the typical flat white paint that most people use in their garages is just about the worst paint you could put on a garage wall. An eggshell paint will help with durability and clean-ability while not giving the garage a crazy shine like a semi-gloss would.
Use Eggshell Paint on your Exterior
I tell my clients all the time that eggshell paints are great for exteriors. They better resist moisture and they clean easily. If you have had a flat paint on your exterior before, you have probably noticed that dust tends to stick to it and after time, your entire exterior tends to look dirty. With an eggshell paint, you can clean your exterior with a hose or low pressure power washer yearly to keep it looking great.