Choosing the Correct Paint Sheen – Painting TIPS
One of the main decisions when painting. Choosing a paint sheen, it’s important to consider the area you are painting. The main types of paint sheens include Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Satin, Semi-Gloss and Hi-Gloss. Each offers its own distinct benefits.
For Best Results:
Chatham Property Maintenance will help you decide the best paint sheen for the area you intend to paint. This guide is to help you be better informed doing our painting process.
Flat is a low-sheen paint with a non-reflective finish that touches up well and hides minor surface imperfections. It’s ideal for low traffic areas, interior walls and ceilings.
Matte has a low luster reflective finish that is durable, easy to clean, touches up well, and also hides minor surface imperfections. It is great for low to moderate traffic areas, such as bedrooms, and interior walls.
Eggshell has a soft, velvety appearance and is a good choice for moderate traffic areas such as living rooms.
Satin if you desire a pearl-like appearance, and are painting moderate to high traffic areas or areas that have some exposure to moisture, such as kitchens.
Semi-Gloss if you desire a sleek, radiant sheen that is great from cabinets and trim, high-traffic areas and high-moisture areas.
Hi-Gloss creates a brilliant, shiny appearance with a glass-like finish. This is great for high-use surfaces.[psp_contact id=all show_phone=true show_altphone=true show_fax=true show_email=true]