Interior Paint finishes: How to choose the right finish for your room

Choosing the right finish for your paint, will help make your home be more family friendly, your walls take more wear and look better.

Once you have picked your interior paint, you need to decide on a paint finish. There are four main types of finishes:

Flat finish: This finish is the most commonly used. It is good for large surfaces, and will not reflect light. It is recommend to be used on ceilings, and in bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. Not kitchens and baths.

Gloss finish: This finish will always reflect light, especially on walls and ceilings and is often used in small quantities (such as on trim).

Satin or eggshell finish: This finish is terrific for brightening up hallways, common areas, and children’s bedrooms and playrooms. It can be used anywhere that a slight sheen is wanted.

Semi-gloss finish: This finish is easy to clean, which means it is great to use in high-traffic areas such as in kitchens, bathrooms, on doors, etc.

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