When it comes to painting, color isn’t the only decision to make. The finish, or sheen, you choose can significantly impact both the look and durability of your paint job. At Paradise Painting, we can guide you through the paint selection process. Here’s a quick guide to paint sheens.
1. Matte or Flat
This finish has the least amount of shine and provides a smooth, even color. It’s ideal for low-traffic areas and ceilings. However, it’s less durable and harder to clean, so it’s not recommended for high-traffic areas or rooms prone to dirt and moisture.
Eggshell has a slight sheen and is more durable and easier to clean than flat paint. It’s a good choice for living rooms and bedrooms.
Satin offers a soft, velvety sheen and is fairly easy to clean. It’s suitable for high-traffic areas like hallways, children’s rooms, and kitchens.
Semi-gloss is even more durable and washable, making it an excellent choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and trim. However, it can highlight surface imperfections, so proper preparation is essential.
Gloss paint is the most durable and easiest to clean, but it’s also the most reflective. It’s often used for doors, trim, and cabinets.
The best sheen for your project depends on several factors, including the room’s function, the amount of traffic, and the look you want to achieve. Remember, the higher the sheen, the higher the shine – and the higher the shine, the more it will highlight any surface imperfections.
At Paradise Painting, we can guide you in selecting the best paint finish for your needs, ensuring a result that looks beautiful and stands up to your lifestyle. Contact us today to start planning your painting project!