Knowing the right finish for paint can be tricky. Find out how and where to use the different paint finishes available.
Egg shell should be used in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. They create a soft finish. This finish is also good for not highlighting imperfections in the wall. This finish will help create a soft look that is easier to relax in.
Flat or matte finishes should be used on ceiling. This finish hides imperfections even better than egg shell. These two finishes are truer to the color and add more depth than the other paint finishes.
Satin finishes have a bit more of gloss to them. This makes it easier to wipe the walls down and remove stains. This finish is great in kitchens, hallways and bathrooms. Use this finish in any space where there is higher foot traffic and more activity taking place.
Semi-gloss is even better for wiping clean than satin finishes. It should be used on trim work and doors, making them easier to wipe clean. This should not be used on walls because it draws attention to any imperfection in the wall. Even if you did not notice any imperfections, paint a wall semi-gloss and a one is sure to show up.
Glossy finishes should only be used on furniture and never on walls. It is easy to wipe clean but will show even more flaws than semi-gloss.
Now that you know what finishes to use and where you can be more confident selecting and purchasing paint for your home!
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