What Sheen Shall I Use?

//What Sheen Shall I Use?

Flat or Matte:  Flat or matte tends to be softer with a bit more depth giving you the full richness of your color choice, bringing your room to life.

Pros:
Flat sheens are a friend to poorly finished walls; hiding imperfections and soaking up light.
Cons:
Due to the porous texture, they can be more difficult to clean because dirt gets trapped unlike higher sheen choices.

Low Sheen:  Low sheen’s are softer look but provides more durability than flat.

Pros:
Gives an elegant look without a lot of shine, yet washable.
Cons:
Not good for walls will need frequent washing.

Eggshell:   As the name suggests; has the sheen of an egg-shell.

Pros:
Eggshell gives walls a good saturation of color and the ease of light cleaning; such as around face plates.
Cons:
May flash when touching-up.

Satin:   A luster of velvety color with a bid more gloss.

Pros:
It’s great for high traffic areas; window trim, kids’ rooms, bathrooms, (humidity friendly). It’s happy to be lightly scrubbed.
Cons:
Application or touch ups can be tricky for the homeowner. May loose the elegant look of a lower sheen.

Semi-Gloss:  A durable choice, practical for the right area.

Pros:
Good for trim and doors because it cleans up easily.
Cons:
Poorly prepped areas can have sub-acceptable look highlighting imperfections.

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