Selecting The Right Paint Finish For Your Job!

ThumbnailCAACOR91 Color isn't the only consideration when planning your next paint project. The finish you choose will determine how vivid details appear and how easy the surface will be to clean.

In general, paint finishes range from completely "flat" or matte to shiny or "high-gloss." Glossier finishes contain higher levels of resin and lower levels of pigmentation, whereas less shiny ones contain more pigment than resin.  So… what does this all mean to you?

Flat paint absorbs light so it helps hide imperfections, is great for dark colors but isn't very washable.  Eggshell or Satin paint has more luster than flat paint but it's washable.  This finish is the most popular for interior walls.  Semi-Gloss paint is shinier than Eggshell and reflects light so it's used primarily for doors and trim because it's durable, washable and scrubbable.  High-Gloss paint is similar to Semi-Gloss when it comes to durability but it's usually only used when using a deep jewel color and imperfections are minimal. 

Stop by to learn more and let us help you find the right finish for your next painting project.