Interior Finish & Details - Paint

The interior of your home is initially painted a basic white or off-white color.

Care and Maintenance Tips Choosing a Paint Finish

  • When you are ready to repaint your home, there are many different paint finishes you must consider given how you plan to use the room.
  • FLAT paint is a good finish for ceilings and walls with surface imperfections. Flat paints do not reflect light which can help disguise bumps and dents in the walls. Flat paints generally do not hold up well to washing, so keep extra paint on hand to help with scuffs and scratches.
  • SATIN or EGGSHELL finish is more durable and stain resistant than a flat finish. This finish is a good choice for living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways and stairwells.
  • SEMI-GLOSS finish has more shine than eggshell paints and is more durable and stain resistant. Semi-gloss paint is most often used in high traffic areas such as bathrooms and interior trim around doorways and windows.
  • GLOSS finish is the hardest and most durable finish option. It has high sheen and is the most resistant finish to stain and easiest to keep clean. However, gloss finish does not hide surface defects because it reflects light. Gloss paints are a good choice for wood trim and doors and provides a nice contrast to walls painted with satin or eggshell finish.

General Information

  • We recommend that you wait to repaint the interior of your new home after the first year. This allows time for settlement to occur and to complete One Year Drywall Service.
  • Dirt or scuff marks on the walls can be easily painted over. Use the touch-up kit provided to you at your Pre-Settlement Demonstration for this purpose.

* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.