Choosing the Right Sheen

When it comes to choosing between high-gloss, semi-gloss and low-sheen paints, you may think that sheen is a personal and aesthetic choice. This is true to a point, but you should also understand each choice’s suitability to the room being painted. The type of sheen you choose will have a direct effect on how durable, and washable, your paintwork is.

High-Gloss Paint

High-gloss is the durable choice. Use it for surfaces which are touched or used often, such as doors and trims. High-gloss is very useful in a kitchen as it can withstand a lot of cleaning and can also hide the effects of unsightly cooking oils and splashes.

Semi-Gloss Paint

Bathrooms are best for semi-gloss as this level of sheen is perfect for rooms which experience high moisture and low ventilation. Semi-gloss paints are easy to clean and are less porous than other sheen levels. Check the label when you buy these paints for your bathroom to ensure they are specifically mould and mildew resistant.

Low-Sheen Paint

A low-sheen finish is good at hiding imperfections and, as such, is good for high-traffic areas such as bedrooms and living rooms. You will find similar benefits with matte paint, but low-sheen options are easier to clean.

Pelham Painters will Put the Shine in Your Home

If you need expert knowledge on the right choice of sheen, or if you’d like a professional paint job done in good time, please get in touch with us at Pelham Painters, Hobart.

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