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Paint Finishes

Different paint finishes have different appearances and characteristics. Not all paint finishes look good for all rooms in your home. Below is a chart of which paint finishes are recommended for what purposes as well as what the appearance of each paint finish is. You can use the information below to decide which paint finishes are most suitable or your needs. Interior paint (latex and alkyd) comes in a variety of paint finishes from flat to shiny high gloss. All paint finishes have their own uses.

Flat paint finishes

 

Paint Finishes

Flat paint finishes are recommended for little used rooms such as dining rooms and guest bedrooms. Using flat paint finishes, the rooms will be soft matte, slightly porous and soft. Flat paint finishes absorb grease and moisture and are not easily washable.

Eggshell paint finishes

Eggshell paint finishes are best for hallways and family rooms because eggshell paint finishes are soft matte with a slight sheen that absorb grease and moisture.



Satin paint finishes

Satin paint finishes are good for hard wear rooms such as children's bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms, and hallways. Satin paint finishes are slight sheen and reflect light. They are scuff and scratch resistant. Satin paint finishes are also cleaned easily using sponges.

Semigloss paint finishes

Semigloss paint finishes are good for woodwork and trim. They are somewhat shiny and reflect light. Semigloss paint finishes are highly scuff and scratch resistant and can also be sponges cleaned very easily.

Pearl paint finishes

Pearl paint finishes are good for cabinets, woodwork and trim, Pearl paint finishes are glossy sheen and are highly scuff and scratch resistant as well as are easily sponges cleaned.

High gloss paint finishes

High gloss paint finishes are good for cabinets, woodwork and trim. They are very glossy sheen and are as easily cleaned as the pearl paint finishes.