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Choosing Paint:
Paint Sheen (or Gloss)


Painted Interior - Semi-Gloss Trim, Matte Walls


Benjamin Moore Aura Semi Gloss Woodwork with Aura Matte Walls.


Flat:

No sheen, not washable or not very washable, touches up easily, hides imperfections, perfect for ceilings or walls with imperfections.

Matte:

Very slight sheen close to flat, usually only comes in higher grades of paint, usually reasonably washable after curing, doesn't highlight imperfections very much, excellent for all walls.

Eggshell:

Light to moderate sheen, higher grades of paint are usually reasonably washable after curing, can highlight imperfections depending on lighting , good choice for all walls in reasonably good condition.

Satin:

Moderate sheen, usually reasonably washable after curing, would highlight imperfections on walls , enamel is excellent for trim, wall paint should generally only be used in kitchens and bathrooms.

Semi- gloss:

Definite sheen, usually washable after curing, would highlight imperfections on walls , enamel is excellent for trim wall paint should generally only be used for commercial kitchens and bathrooms.

Gloss:

Basically the same as High-Gloss. Some companies use the terms interchangeably but sometimes gloss can have slightly less sheen than high-gloss.

High-Gloss:

Very high sheen, generally very durable and washable, excellent for trim, furniture, and certain industrial and commercial applications.





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