The glossier the paint, the more durable it is. Glossy paint also draws the most attention to the surface it is covering. What paint works best where and why?
Camoflage slight surface imperfections. Use flat paint. It’s just right for low-traffic areas like formal living and dining rooms.
Cover minor flaws, yet still gently sponge off dirt. Use eggshell paint. It’s best suited for bedrooms and home offices.
Brighten up a dark space. Use satin paint. It’s best for high-traffic areas like entryways, hallways and family rooms.
Cleanability or durability in high-moisture rooms. Use semi-gloss paint. It’s right for trim, kid’s rooms and bathrooms.
High durability or architectural accents. Use gloss paint. It will enhance decorative molding, doors, cabinets and kitchens.
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Ed Mercer | Home Inspector
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