Choosing the Right Finish
Choosing the right finish for your room is an important part of the overall design process and can make a huge difference in the impact of your design. It's important to know when and where to use certain finishes such as high-gloss or matte, for example, high-gloss will create a stunning and luxurious finish and elevate the look of the room but it's not forgiving when it comes to uneven floors, walls or ceilings. The same can be said of a matte finish. In high traffic areas, you'll want a paint that is more durable.
Paint sheen or finish refers to the amount of light that is reflected on the coated surface, in other words, paints with a sheen (like high-gloss, semi-gloss, gloss) will reflect light while paints without will absorb light (eggshell, satin, matte). The sheen of paint is determined by the level of resin and pigmentation in the paint. Glossier finishes will have higher levels of resin, and lower levels of pigmentation while more matte finishes are the opposite having less resin and more pigmentation.
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