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    Friday, May 22, 2020   /   by Ashley Yates

    Guide to Paint Finishes (So You Won’t Waste Your Money)

    Choosing the wrong type of paint finish could mean a do-over that costs twice as much.

    By: Pat Curry




    There’s a basic rule of thumb to follow when choosing paint sheens: The higher the sheen, the higher the shine - and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be.
    Flat paint has no shine; high-gloss is all shine. In between are eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss, each with its own practical and decorative job to do.
    Here’s how to choose the right paint sheen for your painting job.

     


    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. And like a Spandex dress, high gloss shows every bump and roll, so don’t skimp on prep work.
     

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