Many people don’t consider the sheen of the paint or know when to choose matte or gloss paint, but they should. Consider how the paint texture will feel on a particular surface. A gloss paint will be more suitable on wood than on plaster, for example. You should also take into account how often the surface will be touched. If you want to cover up flaws on a wall matte paint is probably a better choice. Gloss is also more effective if you want a wall to look bright. Use both kinds of paint in the same room for a dramatic effect.
- Painting is not an easy job but it is definitely do-able.
- Choosing the color and sheencan be time consuming and can be frustrating because of the number of colors and brands.
- Mix and match colors and sheens for a dramatic effect.
““Hi-gloss enamel provides a brilliant shine and is easy to wipe down, making it perfect for moderate to high-traffic areas like cabinets, furniture, wainscoting, doors, and trim,” Barr explains. “Remember, the higher the sheen, the easier to clean!””