3 Sheens For Interior Painting
After months of being cooped up inside, cringing at the frigid weather, you may be getting tired of looking at the same old walls. If this is the case, it may be time for a makeover. The first step? Choosing which paint color you want to change your walls to. The second? Deciding which paint sheens are the best for certain rooms in your home or business. With the countless available options, it can be difficult to decide what is best for you. Here is a quick guide on what the three most popular interior painting sheens are, and where in your home or business they would best serve.
A Flat sheen has a matte, non-reflective finish that is most often used for ceilings and new construction projects. It is precisely the non-reflective finish that easily camouflages imperfections acquired during the building process. While the Flat sheen does provide a smooth, subtle look, it is very difficult to clean. This is due to the porous nature of the paint in that it holds dirt and other debris. For this reason, the Flat sheen is recommended for low-traffic areas such as spare bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, family rooms, closets and ceilings.
The Eggshell/Satin sheen offers a soft, smooth finish for low to medium-traffic areas. This low-luster sheen delivers an elegant look and is more easily cleaned than Flat sheens. For these reasons, the Eggshell/Satin sheen would be best suited for interior painting projects like bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, family rooms, kid’s rooms, hallways, and foyers.
The highest-luster and most easily cleaned sheen is the Gloss sheen. This durable and polished sheen can be scrubbed down whenever needed and is great for high-traffic and messy spaces. Due to the durability and fine gleam of this sheen, it is recommended for kitchens, bathrooms, and wooden surfaces such as trim, molding, doors, and cabinets.
Now that you know what the three most used sheens are, and you know which areas of a home or business they best serve, you can make some intelligent interior painting decisions. It’s time to make a change and get those drab winter walls in shape for spring! If you still aren’t quite sure what would look best in your home or office, call your interior painting professionals at Paint It OKC today and receive a free consultation.
Paint It! OKC is Oklahoma City’s best painting and staining company. We specialize in residential painting, commercial painting, staining and power washing. Our services include; exterior painting, interior painting, fence staining, paint color selection and power washing. Call us today at (405) 317-7788 for a FREE home consultation and FREE estimate.