How to Choose Sheen
“Sheen” refers to the finish of the paint which can vary from chalky to glass-like. Here’s a quick guide to selecting the right sheen for your room.
Flat: (also called Matte): No shine at all. Perfect for low traffic areas like living rooms and bedrooms, as well as ceilings.
Flat Enamel: Has almost no shine but is a bit easier to clean than flat paint. This is also perfect for low traffic areas but may be a better choice if you really like the look of flat but have kids or pets.
Eggshell Enamel: Has a tiny bit of shine and is a good choice for moderate traffic areas such as living rooms. Most scuffs can be wiped off of this surface with a damp cloth.
Satin Enamel: Has a bit more shine and works well in high traffic areas or areas that have moisture. It is also super washable which is why it is perfect for kitchens and bathrooms.
Semi-Gloss Enamel: Shiny but not glass-like. This is what you should use on cabinets and trim, or in really high moisture areas.
Hi-Gloss Enamel: Shiny! This gives an almost glass-like finish and is perfect for high use surfaces (like a railing) or furniture.
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