Need Help Selecting a Sheen?
What is Sheen?
After you have your perfect product you will need to choose the perfect sheen. Sheen refers to the how shiny the finish will look. When deciding on sheen you will want to consider whether that area is high/low traffic and the condition of the wall.
The look of a flat finish provides great depth of color that is also ideal for less-than-perfect surfaces. Flat is typically used for ceilings and low traffic areas.åÊYou cannot scrub and remove the marks made on walls that have flat paint.
Matte is great for low-traffic areas, where minimal washing is required. This finish allows for gentle scrubbing when cleaning. The look of a matte finish provides great depth of color that is also ideal for less-than-perfect surfaces.åÊ
The most popular finish in our industry, the slight sheen of eggshell reveals color with a softly polished glow with an easy-to-clean surface that's great for all low to moderate areas including living rooms, hallways, and low traffic bedrooms. This is also a great product for colored ceilings to help reflect some light onto the color.
Pearl is in the middle of the sheen spectrum and is most popular for high traffic areas. It has an almost iridescent quality, and because it creates a smooth, less porous surface, it's easier to clean and is often used in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as for trim details, such as doors, window frames, base moldings, and crown moldings.
Satin, similar to pearl,åÊåÊis in the middle of the sheen spectrum. This finish creates a smooth, less porous surface, it's easier to clean and is often used in kitchens and bathrooms, as well as for trim details, such as doors, window frames, base moldings, and crown moldings.
Semi-gloss is particularly durable and stands up well to repeated cleanings. It is often recommended for moldings and trim.
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