You have a painting project that started in the kitchen but has managed to migrate to other rooms in your home. You have wanted to tackle the project for months now, and you have finally found the perfect color for each room and you are ready to go and purchase the paint. Rollers-check! Brushes-check! Paint? It’s only then that you realize you have no idea which sheen to use in which room or if it even matters? The expert artisans at Roland’s Painting & Construction advise that the sheen of the paint can make a huge difference to the finished result of your freshly painted rooms. McKay’s Painting has over 13 years’ experience in the painting industry serving both residential and commercial customers.
Flat or Matte Paint Finish
Paints are available in a many different sheens. Paints without a shine or sheen are referred to as flat or matte finishes. One of the advantages of a flat or matte finish is the paints ability to diffuse the light reflecting off the paint, the light bounces of the paint in many different directions with little to no shine. A semi-gloss or glossy sheen reflects light more directly similar to a mirror reflecting light, which creates a slight shine off the surface of the paint. Almost any sheen can be used in any room, but some are better suited than others. If you choose a sheen that falls between two styles, you can always ask that they be mixed together so your finish falls somewhere between the two types. Flat or matte finish paint is frequently used on ceilings and new construction due to its ability to hide flaws extremely well. Imperfections in walls and ceilings are much less noticeable because the finish doesn’t reflect light directly. Flatt or matt finishes are best suited to the living room, dining room, bedroom, family room, and ceilings. Eggshell or low luster finishes provide a slight sheen and are so named because the sheen they provide is similar in appearance to that of an egg. The slight sheen creates a soft almost velvety finish. Eggshell or low luster finishes are best suited to the living room, dining room, bedroom, family room, hallways, kitchen and trim.
What is Satin Finish Paint Good For?
Satin finishes are the most common interior paint finish. Satin sheens are slightly more reflective and provide resistance against dirt and stains. Satin sheens can withstand cleaning better than flat or eggshell finishes. Satin Sheens are best suited to the family room, playroom, laundry room, kitchen, guest bathroom, dining room, children’s bedroom, trim and doors. Semi-gloss and glossy sheens create a bright shiny finish. Semi-gloss and glossy sheens are both durable. Semi-gloss finishes provide a high resistance to moisture. One of the disadvantages of glossy sheens is their ability to show every imperfection in a walls surface. Semi-gloss is best suited to the kitchen, bathrooms, cabinets, doors, trim and molding. Gloss is best suited to trim, woodwork, molding, doors, cabinets and kitchens.
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