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Flat Paint

Last updated: May 25, 2019

What Does Flat Paint Mean?

Flat paint is also called "matte paint.'' It is a type of paint that has a very minimum reflective finish and dries instantly. This paint gives a best color payout and if a wall has patches, uneven textures or any other imperfections, this color makes these flaws less noticeable and gives an overall matte look.

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Corrosionpedia Explains Flat Paint

Flat paints have several advantages as well as disadvantages. Some advantages include:

  • This type of paint adheres readily
  • It makes uneven patches and imperfections less noticeable
  • Hides rough patches
  • Gives a matte finish that is aesthetically soothing

Some of the disadvantages are:

  • This paint is prone to dirt and stains
  • It takes a lot of effort to clean such paint compared to glossier paints

Flat paints are also used to paint cars and can be used as a primer, which also covers the rough surface of vehicles.

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