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The term “paint finish” refers to the amount of shine or lack of it in a painted surface. Determining which finish to use can be daunting if you are unfamiliar with industry lingo. Choosing a finish is actually very simple and some companies even provide a sheen chart which makes the consumers job a lot easier. Simply put, here are your choices.
Tips & Explanations:
Flat: Just like it sounds, this finish has no shine at all. Generally harder to clean a flat finish works best where human contact is not an issue. Most ceilings are done in flat finish.
Eggshell or Satin: One and the same this finish is my favorite. Think shell as in egg. This ever so slightly textured, easy to clean surface is great for most purposes.
Semigloss: Shiny and easy to clean but not forgiving on an imperfect surface. Good for trim.
Oil-base: The dinosaur of paints may soon be the way of the past. High toxic content makes these paints smell. Used mostly for surfaces that need extra protection or designer-look floors, oil base paints shine brightly and dry hard.
Cabinet With Oil-base Finish
Color Tip of the Week: Paint finishes