It is time to paint your home after you have tackled the hard part and picked a color, but now what? Next you have to determine the sheen or finish you want for your home to be painted in. The shinier the sheen is, the more durable and easier it is to clean. While durability and cleanliness can be important characteristics it is also necessary to take into account the design aspect of using different sheen.

The different types of sheen are flat, matte, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and high-gloss. Flat is best used for ceilings, matte or eggshells can be used on the walls. Satin is best used for kitchen or bathrooms due to its ability to withstand higher moisture levels. Semi-gloss can be used for the trim and doors. Additionally, high-gloss paint can be used on the cabinetry as well as semi-gloss since they are much more durable. We hope these tips and pointers will assist you in choosing the perfect finishes when painting your home.