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What Are Your Options Today?
The shinier, the more durable. But don’t get carried away, as these paints can show more defects. Still, that isn’t necessarily bad when used in the right spots. A high-gloss paint is excellent for accentuating doors, trims, and other details that you want to stand out.
A little less shiny but still resistant, a semi-gloss paint can perform well in high-traffic areas such as kitchens and bathrooms and won’t highlight defects as much. You still want to be careful and prep the walls correctly, but you have the guarantee they are moisture and chip resistant.
Pro Tip: You can get a hard paint finish for extra durability.
Satin & Eggshell
The satin paint finish has a pearl-like effect, and the eggshell paint finish has a luster effect, like an egg (hence the name). They are the middle ground of paint finish types. If you’ve ever wondered what finish is best for walls, any of these is an excellent option for living rooms and bedrooms. Although not as durable as high gloss paints, they can hold up nicely, are easier to clean, and cover imperfections.
Matte & Flat
Lastly, we the stylish matte and flat paint finishes. The more matte a paint is, the less durable it is, and it can get dirty easily but can hide imperfections nicely and are easy to touch up. Therefore, a matte paint finish can work wonders in hallways, walkways, and transit areas prone to defects. Flat paints are the most matte. It is the best for ceilings where they won’t get dirty.
Which One Is The Best?
Now that we’ve shown the pros and cons of all paint finish types, it boils down to the results you want to obtain. What’s great is that all options are very accommodating, so if you liked a matte finish but were hesitant due to the maintenance requirements, you can find an alternative with the features you want. We’ve listed the primary considerations to make so that it’s easy to know what you have to look for:
- Style and preference
- Durability (Pro Tip: The manufacturer plays a considerable role as well as the sheen in a paint’s durability.)
- Surface state
Choosing paint finish types is only the tip of the iceberg in finding the best paint for your project, but you are now more equipped to make a smarter selection. For further assistance, stay tuned to our blog or contact your experienced painting professionals for advice. Don’t hesitate to reach out!