Paint Finishes Explained
Paint Finishes Explained. Don’t know your Eggshell form your Statin? Choose the right paint type for the correct wall.
Choosing the right paint sheen level for your interior is important as it will completely transform the look of your walls. Before you decorate make sure you consider and understand the different paint finishes. Choosing the right colour for your walls can also be challenging, but first, consider the type of paint you will use. Thanks to modern paint technology there is a paint for every type of surface. Learn the difference between the paints – Matt, Eggshell, Satin, and Gloss.
Choosing the right type of paint: Matt paint
Matt paint is smooth, flat and easy to apply. Use Matt paint on walls with imperfections, as the imperfections are less likely to show up. It is not a good idea to use Matt paint in the bathroom or kitchen as splashes from water, soap and grease are hard to clean. Best for walls and ceilings in the bedroom, dining room and hallway.
Eggshell paint has a delicate low-sheen finish which is a great choice for the living-room or bedroom. It sits somewhere in between matt and satin paints and gives a lovely classic look to woodwork. Eggshell has a washable finish that can be easily touched up over time. Great if you want a heritage style look with a tough finish.
Satin paint features a silky mid-sheen finish. It is an excellent choice for woodwork and walls. Ideal for the family room, children’s bedrooms, the kitchen and bathroom. With its smooth pearl-like finish you are able to carefully wipe marks. A satin finish on woodwork helps to hide imperfections and gives the colour a softer appearance.
Gloss paint has a very shiny finish designed for woodwork. Although highly durable, gloss is rarely used on walls because it shows up imperfections like a mirror. It is hugely practical and adds a great contrast to walls that are painted in a matt finish. It is typically used on woodwork and works well on surfaces that are smooth. Gloss paint is very easy to clean.
Read more at Dulux: Don’t know your Eggshell from your Satin? Now you have decided on which paint type to use, now have fun choosing the right colour!
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