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PAINT SHEENS OPTIONS.

November 2, 2017

When looking for paint for your new project, take under consideration the paint sheens, sheen comes in different categories each of them has its own characteristics.  

 

The higher the sheen the higher the shine.

The higher the shine the more durable the paint will be.

 

The sheen scale will be like this from high gloss to matte:

 

-High gloss paint.

This is probably the most durable and expense paint however it’s the most easiest to clean of all paint sheens, ultra-shiny & light-reflecting is the main characteristic of kind of paint. It is highly recommended for high traffic areas, good Choice for cabinets, trims, doors, baseboards and crown moldings

 

 

-Semigloss paint.

Easy to clean and durable. Good for those rooms where moisture, drips, and grease stains challenge the walls. It’s highly recommend to use it in kitchen and bathrooms.

 

-Satin paint.

In some cases easy to clean and durable, which makes it good paint for high-traffic areas as well, one of Its biggest challenge can be application flaws, such as roller or brush strokes. Touch-ups later can be tricky. It’s highly recommend to used it in family rooms, hallways, kids bedrooms. 

 

-Eggshell paint.

It is essentially a flat (no-shine) finish with little luster, like a chicken’s egg. Eggshell covers wall imperfections well and is a great finish for gathering spaces that don’t get a lot of bumps, good for rooms with not much traffic. Eggshell paint has medium durability. It’s highly recommend to apply it in dining rooms, living rooms.

 

-Mate/flat paint 

It has the most pigment and will provide the most coverage, which helps with time & money savings, However, it’s tough to clean which can make it not durable. Good for rooms that won’t be rougher up by kids. It’s highly recommend to used it in adults’ bedrooms and other interior rooms. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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