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Different Types of Paint Finishes

With so many different types of paint on the market it can more be than confusing especially when it comes to selecting the right paint finish. We have a quick rundown of each paint finish and where to use them!

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Different Types of Paint Finishes

Paint Finish Overview
With so many different types of paint on the market it can more be than confusing especially when it comes to selecting the right paint finish. We have a quick rundown of each paint finish and where to use them!

Flat/Matte
This is a great finish for any area with lots of scratches or imperfections since it has no reflective quality, it absorbs all light, therefore making it easier to hide any flaws. This is an ideal finish for low-traffic rooms or ceilings. A flat or matte finish is not necessarily easy to clean as it is not an ideal finish for scrubbing and cleaning.

Eggshell.Satin
Eggshell and Satin paints are great options throughout your home. Eggshell is the most common finish as it hides a lot of imperfections while still holding up to the durability needed in a home. If you’re looking a bit more durability, we recommend using a satin finish. The Satin Finish is perfect for the high-traffic areas of your home such as hallways and entrances. However, be careful as the satin finish won’t hide the same imperfections as an eggshell finish. These are the two most common finishes we work with when selecting the right finish for our client’s walls.

Pearl/Semi-Gloss
Pearl and Semi-Gloss paints are very similar. The biggest difference between the two is their level of gloss. Pearl has about 25- 35% gloss while Semi-Gloss is closer to 75-85%. The higher the amount of gloss the higher the durability. We recommend using these finishes for high-traffic areas. Both finishes will clean up easily however if you need high durability, we recommend a semi gloss finish. These are great finishes for baseboards, casing, and handrails where it is likely you will need to clean these surfaces more often.

Contact Lush Interiors, your Calgary Interior Designer today to schedule a consultation and discover how our Interior Design blends tradition and innovation in our modern interior design.

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AUTHOR PROFILE

Charlene Threatful , Calgary Interior Designer

Charlene is an award-winning Calgary Interior Designer and owner of Lush Interiors. For over 20 years she has collaborated with clients to create their ideal living spaces. Charlene and her interior design team create spaces that blend classic elements with a modern sensibility, always incorporating her client’s unique personalities and esthetic. Join Charlene on this design journey as she explores the latest trends, uncovers timeless design principles, and discover innovative ideas to elevate your home or workspace.