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Monday 10th February, 2020

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Common Types of Paint Finish

When it comes to painting, the paint is only half the job. Of course, colour is massively important, but so is the sheen. A proper paint finish will bring the colour to life, enhancing the shade and disgusting any rough patches your walls may have. In this short article, we’ll take a look at some common paint finishes that suit a variety of needs.

Flat (or Matte) Paint Finish

This kind of paint finish is generally used in areas that see less use. Think of ceilings and less used spaces of an office building. When painting larger spaces, flat paint is useful because it doesn’t take as much work to cover. If an area sees a lot of dirt or use, flat paint should be avoided as its low durability can make it difficult to clean. If it’s out of the way, however, we do recommend using this cost-effective finish.

Semi-Gloss Paint Finish

Unlike a flat finish, semi-gloss is perfect for those places that require a good scrubbing from time to time. Rooms that frequently get dirty, greasy, or that are prone to moisture are well-suited to this finish. If you want a kitchen or a bathroom to dazzle, choose a durable finish like semi-gloss.

High-Gloss Paint Finish

A high-gloss finish can be truly eye-catching when used correctly. However, it should be used to highlight particular features, such as furniture or banisters, rather than being applied to large surfaces. Use high-gloss as a supplement to semi-gloss when you really want to draw attention to something in particular.

Eggshell Paint Finish

Eggshell is the perfect finish for the exterior walls of a building. It’s highly durable, meaning that it can resist the heavy rain and winds that British weather likes to throw at us. Furthermore, eggshell can handle a power wash, so maintaining the exterior of your building needn’t be overly time-consuming.

Shirley Industrial Painters & Decorators Ltd

We understand the necessity of a proper finish for both aesthetics and protection. We’ve completed countless projects and pride ourselves on our professional work. If you would like to inquire about our services, please get in touch on 03333 660 408 or fill in our contact form and we’ll be in touch on the next working day.