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Did you know that not all interior paint finishes are made to be used on the
walls of your home? Did you know that not all interior paint finishes are made
to be used on the walls of your home? It’s true. When it comes to interior
paint the sheen of the paint can make a huge difference. Regardless of how
much time spent finding the right colors of paint, if you choose the wrong
finish, the whole look of your room may be ruined or you may need to
repaint the room a lot sooner than would be necessary otherwise.
Paint manufacturers use a lot of names on their products to describe the
level of sheen they use. A few of the names they use include high-gloss,
semi gloss, low luster, satin, silk, eggshell, matte, and flat. Not only do
these names differ between manufacturers, but the different lines of
products are often named differently even from the same manufacturer.
To make this even more confusing, the sheen level of the paint can many
times be unpredictable. For example, you could purchase two cans of flat
paint from different makers or different lines of the same brand, and there
is a good chance they could look different. One may be shinier than the
other or something else may be off.
Overall, though, understanding sheen is not as complicated as it may
seem at first. As you are choosing the right finish to use in your home
painting, you will need to understand this fact to make it easy: there are
four categories that all interior paint finishes can fit into, ranging from
shiny to dull. The one we’re going to discuss in this article are the no
Sheen paints. These are best used for ceilings and walls.
Flat, or no sheen, finish paints are offered by all paint manufacturers.
These paints will give you a dull finish that typically looks best on formal
dining room walls, home office, adult bedroom, living room, and foyer. It
is the easiest kind of paint to touch up. It can hide minor imperfections
on the wall surface and gives the paint color and added richness. It is
also the only kind of paint you should ever use for painting your ceilings
if you want to prevent glaring or blotchy around your light fixtures.
There is one drawback to this kind of paint, though. Its surface is porous
so it absorbs stains like a sponge and it cannot be washed easily. The
best way around this is to use a washable matte paint, or flat enamel
paint, in areas that may dirty easily where you still want the look of a
Flat paint is mixed easily with colors and is easy to apply to your walls,
so it is a great choice for anyone looking to add a splash of color to