Choosing the Right Paint

Choosing the Right Paint Finish

  • Flat: This non-shiny finish is great for hiding surface imperfections because it deflects the light.
  • Matte: This flat finish is great for hiding surface imperfections, while its angular shine helps make walls smooth and washable.
  • Egg Shell: Great to use for walls, egg-shel finish has a slight hint of shine and holds up better to cleaning.
  • Low Lustre: A smooth, subtle sheen that’s durable and easy to clean.
  • Pearl: A subtle shimmer midway between egg-shel and semi-gloss offering a lustrous finishing touch.
  • Satin: With its slight gloss, this finish offers the benefits of a richer look.
  • Semi-Gloss: This lustrous, durable finish is perfect for areas that get cleaned frequently.
  • Medium Lustre: This higher gloss finish is perfect for doors and trim.
  • Gloss: This lustrous, durable finish is great for windows, doors and trim or any area that you would like to highlight.
  • High Gloss: This finish offers a higher shine compared to its gloss counterpart and is great for trim or other accent areas.


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4801 Glenwood Ave
Suite 200-047
Raleigh, NC 27612
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