Painting your home can be a very overwhelming process, considering the number of decisions you have to make. When it comes down to choosing paint sheen for different surfaces in your house, there is no “right” or “wrong.” However, making an informed choice will help increase durability and cleanliness while also improving aesthetics as well!Let Ethereal Painters help you choose the perfect paint sheen for your interior painting project.
Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Sheen
When choosing paint sheen, consider these tips:
• What items are in the room? For example, if there’s a lot of furniture you might want to go with matte or flat for easier cleaning. On the other hand, semi-gloss will show less dust and smudges on surfaces where people often come into contact with such as door handles and table tops
• How much time do you spend in that particular space? If it’s your bedroom then choose something more reflective like high gloss so when light reflects off its surface at night it creates an appealing glow. However if this is just another hallway maybe stick to low or no gloss since all that extra shine isn’t necessary here
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Common Sheens for Different Surfaces
Home surfaces may have different sheens depending on their purpose. Flat paint is often used for ceilings, as it reduces glare and reflection from lights in the room. The most common surface to use flat or matte paints are walls, but eggshell provides a warmer glow without being too reflective. Warmth can also be achieved with high-quality washable flat paint; however some older buildings would suit satin better due to its slightly more shiny appearance than flat paints tend towards having because of how they dry after application . Trim benefits mostly from semi gloss , which has just enough shine so that accents stand out while still maintaining cleanability like flats do.”
Higher Sheens for Better Protection
If you are looking for a paint with better hardness and ease of cleaning, opt-in for high sheen. Flat paints tend to be easy to damage and harder clean when the time comes; therefore it is best to go with higher quality flat paints that offer good protection against wear & tear.
Where is the Surface?
It’s important to note that homes with children and pets will typically require a paint that is more durable, easier to clean than homes without them. High-traffic areas such as hallways, kitchens and bathrooms should be painted using high sheen or one of the quality paints mentioned above while low traffic areas like bedrooms can often use lower sheens.
If you would like to learn more about how to choose the right paint sheen, or to talk to a professional painter about what product to pick, please contact the team at Ethereal Painters, Call 604-788-3382s and fill out our estimate form so that we can answer your questions.