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Types of Interior Paint

Eggshell
Eggshell

Choosing a paint finish for interior walls depends on the desired amount of shine and durability. The most common interior paint finishes (paint sheen) are flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and high-gloss. Choosing the right paint finish for your interior project depends on the look, durability, and ambiance you want.

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Gloss Paint
Gloss Paint

High Gloss. The most durable and easiest to clean of all paint sheens, high-gloss paint is hard, ultra-shiny, and light-reflecting. Think appliance-paint tough. High gloss is a good choice for area that sticky fingers touch — cabinets, trim, and doors. High-gloss, however, is too much shine for interior walls.

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Matte Enamel
Matte Enamel

The difference between flat and matte paint is something you have to understand before deciding to paint your house. Now, think about this situation. Your family has finally agreed upon the shade of the paint that you are going to use inside the home on the walls.

Matte Paint
Matte Paint

You should consider both style and practicality when making this important decision. By using this Guide to Paint Finish Types, you will bewell on your way to a fresh coat of the right paint on your walls. Matte and Flat. These paint finishes deliver a smooth, subtle look and show little to no sheen when dry, as they absorb light.

Satin
Satin

You should consider both style and practicality when making this important decision. By using this Guide to Paint Finish Types, you will bewell on your way to a fresh coat of the right paint on your walls. Matte and Flat. These paint finishes deliver a smooth, subtle look and show little to no sheen when dry, as they absorb light.

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Semi-Gloss
Semi-Gloss

A semi-gloss red, for example, will appear darker on the wall than the same shade in satin or matte finish. Black will look rich and luxurious in a semi-gloss but may appear muddy to the eye if done in a satin finish. Creamy white, semi-gloss trim is a classic look that is inimitable with satin paints.