All about The Best Sheen

Here is a breakdown of the various sheens of paint you may run across and the proper application for each of them!

Flat: excellent for walls especially if the walls are rough or has blemishes (drywall joints) flat paint hides imperfections and does give a nice looking finish. Flat paint is the easiest to apply and you will get a nice even looking finish when dry. Flat paint also touches up the best. Flat paint unfortunately does not wash well and scuffs more easily. Always use flat on ceilings (except in bathrooms and maybe kitchens) and never use flat on trim. Do you want to learn more? Visit best site

Matte: has a bit more sheen than flat making it slightly more washable and scuff resistant. Great on walls. Very similar in most ways to flat paint.

Satin/Eg-Shell: these sheens are not identical but very close. For most paint companies Eg-Shell has a bit more sheen than Satin, although the difference is minimal. Very durable paint to light washing and scuffing. Great in almost any room due to it’s happy medium type properties (washable yet easy to apply and a nice finish). Can be used on trim if you don’t want shiny trim. Does show more imperfections than flat paint and is harder to touch up well.

Semi/Gloss: Normally used on trim and doors. Shiny, scuff resistant coating. Easy to wash up. Shows any and all imperfections and does not touch up much at all. Use sparingly on walls, only on kitchen or bath walls.

Gloss: typically only used on door, railings, and trim. Very high sheen with nice leveling properties (brush and roller marks are almost non existent when applied properly and a good quality gloss paint is used).