Published on August 24, 2020

The Best Paint Finish to Choose for Your Home


A Mother’s Touch Movers is proud to have served so many families within Brevard County over the past 30 years. We have seen families grow, find their dream homes, and start fresh time and time again. Just like a new home creates a unique opportunity for curating the life of your family, a fresh paint job can create a living space and breathe life into a room. But just like the color is essential to create ambiance, the finish is invaluable when it comes to cleaning up, especially if you have kids around. We want your paint to work for you, not against you. Here are some tips on the best paint finish for your needs.

Paint finish, or sheen, refers to the amount of light reflected off a given painted surface and can range from flat to high gloss. Paint with a matte finish absorbs more light than its glossy counterparts, and there is room for BOTH in your home. You can mix and match finishes to add a personal touch any way you want!

Flat/Matte Paint

Flat/Matte paint absorbs light more than the other finishes, creating a matte look great for hiding imperfections on walls. Think of it as soaking up all the light goodness. The downside to a flat finish is that it is difficult to clean and not as durable as other finishes. A matte finish is excellent for ceilings, siding, bedrooms, and dining rooms. Remember, it is a forgiving finish but not the most durable.

Eggshell Finish

Eggshell is a great alternative to flat for living spaces that don’t get a ton of traction, think hallways, and living rooms. On the sheen scale, eggshell sits between satin and flat. This low-luster finish is incredibly popular and for great reason. It creates a pleasant flat finish that is equally as durable. And it comes by its name honestly; it has the sheen of an eggshell!

Satin Paint Finish

Satin stands higher on the sheen scale but does not deliver a glossy finish. Instead, it creates a lush finish that is easy to clean. Satin finishes work well in family rooms, kids’ bedrooms, and hallways where little hands are always touching.

Semi-Gloss Paint Finish

If you have a room susceptible to grime and grease or where moisture can build up, use a semi-gloss finish. Because semi-gloss is so easy to clean and accentuates architectural details, it is a fabulous choice for cabinets and shutters. Bathrooms and kitchens are usually home to semi-gloss finishes.

You have so many choices when it comes to the type of paint finish. Whether you prefer traditional or like to mix things up, consider your choice of paint finish as much as you do color. 

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