From flat to gloss, both latex and oil/alkyd paints offer a full range of finishes. The sheen you choose is based on the final look and wearability you want to achieve.
Flat – A non-reflective appearance that helps hide surface blemishes, making walls look smooth. This finish, which cleans easily with a damp sponge, is ideal for:
- Adult bedrooms
- Dining rooms
- Formal living rooms
Satin – With its slight gloss, this finish offers the benefits of richer look. It works best for high-traffic areas such as:
- Children’s bedrooms
- Family rooms
Semi-Gloss – This lustrous, durable finish is perfect for areas that get cleaned frequently, such as:
- Utility area
- Closet doors
Gloss – This lustrous, durable finish is great for windows, doors and trim or any area that you would like to highlight and is excellent for:
- Wood trim
Pearl- A subtle shimmer midway between egg-shell and semi-gloss offering a lustrous finishing touch.
Flat Enamel- A non-reflective appearance that helps conceal surface imperfections while providing some washability.
Matte- This flat finish is great for hiding surface imperfections, while its angular shine helps make walls smooth and washable
Egg-Shell- Great to use for walls, egg-shell finish has a slight hint of shine and holds up better to cleaning.
Low-Luster- A smooth, subtle sheen that’s durable and easy to clean.
Medium-Luster- This higher-gloss finish is perfect for doors and trim.