It’s the summer, are you up and about to try your hands on painting your home, one room at a time? If so, then you know it’s very important to use a high quality paint. You won’t want your hard work to ‘fade away’ in a few months, right? Yeah, some paints fade, so better go for the best quality paint you can afford.
That said, picking the right colors is intimidating enough, how about the overwhelming thought of choosing the proper paint finish? Here’s what you need to know about paint finishes:
- Flat finish – has no gloss at all. It is normally recommended for living rooms, dining rooms and guest rooms that are not frequently used. This kind of finish hide flaws on the walls. Be wary though, that this is highly susceptible to stains. Through the years, they have developed another form of flat finish, such as the ‘eggshell’ finish which has a bit of shine and the problem with staining is minimized.
- Semi gloss – this gives out a shiny finish but a little subdued as compared to high gloss. It’s best suited for kitchen and bathroom walls that require frequent cleanups. High gloss is often used for trimmings such as baseboards, crown moldings, door moldings, as well as shelving. It is to be noted that shine can emphasize imperfections on the walls.
- Low luster – has very light sheen also often referred to as satin. Family rooms as well as children’s rooms are where it is often recommended. Low luster can tolerate cleaning a lot better than flat paint.