What’s the difference between paint finishes?


It’s a common question – what is the difference between the different paint finish options? How do you pick the best one? 

Zameen said, “To put it simply, high gloss and flat finish are on two opposite ends of the spectrum with high gloss being the shiniest and flat paint essentially having no shine at all. The other paint finishes – semi-gloss, satin, eggshell and matte – lie somewhere in the middle.”

Glossy walls will not hide any imperfections, so they might not work well for old homes. Also, consider how much moisture will be in the room and how much natural light. 

Which finish do you prefer?


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