ABOUT INTERIOR PAINT SHEENS

For professional projects, selecting paint goes beyond the perfect color, it’s about performance. Choosing the proper sheen for specific interior surface areas will provide optimal performance from your paint.

Find the right solution for every project type, from multi-family properties to commercial workplace settings, hospitality environments to healthcare or educational institutions, get the desired look with the dependable durability you need.

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FLAT

A flat sheen has a non-reflective finish that is easy to apply, touches up well, and hides minor surface imperfections.

  • APPLICATIONS:

    Low moisture areas; interior walls and ceilings

  • DURABILTIY:

    Medium-Low

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MATTE

A matte sheen has a durable low-luster reflective finish that touches up well, hides minor surface imperfections, and is easy to clean.

  • APPLICATIONS:

    Interior walls and ceilings.

  • DURABILTIY:

    Medium

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EGGSHELL ENAMEL

An eggshell enamel sheen has a soft, velvety appearance that resists dirt and grime, as well as mildew.

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SATIN ENAMEL

A satin enamel sheen creates a pearl-like finish that’s durable, dirt-resistant, and easy to clean. It will also resist moisture, fading, and stains.

  • APPLICATIONS:

    All interior surfaces including walls, doors, windows, trim, furniture, and high-moisture areas; moderate- to high-traffic areas

  • DURABILTIY:

    Medium-High

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SEMI-GLOSS ENAMEL

A semi-gloss enamel sheen is sleek and radiant with a hard, durable finish. It is formulated to withstand wear, and will also resist moisture, fading and stains.

  • APPLICATIONS:

    All interior surfaces including walls, doors, windows, trim, furniture, and high-moisture areas; high-traffic areas

  • DURABILTIY:

    High

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HI-GLOSS ENAMEL

Hi-Gloss enamel sheen have a brilliant, shiny appearance and a durable, glass-like finish that allows dirt and grime to be wiped clean.

  • APPLICATIONS:

    High-use surfaces including doors, windows, shutters, trim, furniture, and high-moisture areas; high-traffic areas

  • DURABILTIY:

    High

INTERIOR SHEEN USAGE GUIDE

Use this chart to help you easily choose the best sheen of paint for your upcoming indoor paint projects.

AREA FLAT MATTE EGGSHELL SATIN SEMI-GLOSS HI-GLOSS Flat
  • Flat
  • Matte
  • Eggshell
  • Satin
  • Semi-Gloss
  • Hi-Gloss
Family Rooms Applicable Applicable Applicable Applicable
Living Rooms Applicable Applicable Applicable Applicable
Bedrooms Applicable Applicable Applicable Applicable
Dining Rooms Applicable Applicable Applicable
Ceilings Applicable Applicable
Kids' Room Applicable Applicable Applicable Applicable
Hallways Applicable Applicable Applicable
Kitchens Applicable Applicable Applicable
Bathrooms Applicable Applicable Applicable
Doors Applicable Applicable Applicable
Windows & Shutters Applicable Applicable Applicable
Trim Applicable Applicable Applicable
Cabinets Applicable Applicable Applicable
Interior Furniture Applicable Applicable Applicable

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