How to choose your paint sheen

Different sheen levels are ideal for different areas of the home. Discover which sheen level works best for your project.

 

FLAT

Sheen level: 0 – 1%

Ideal usage: Ceilings*

Benefits: Designed to produce flat uniform finish with no roller marks.

*Only available in ceiling paint

MATT

Sheen level: 2 – 4%

Ideal usage: Low traffic interior walls and ceilings

Benefits: Can be applied to uneven surfaces in order to hide imperfections.

May mark more easily than high sheen products, so is therefore not recommended for high traffic areas. 

LOW SHEEN

Sheen level: 5 – 8%

Ideal usage: Interior and exterior walls

Benefits: A subtle sheen level which is good for cleaning and hides surface imperfections better than gloss level paints.

SEMI-GLOSS

Sheen level: 20 – 30%

Ideal usage: Walls, doors and trims

Benefits: Offers good stain resistance and is easy to clean for high traffic areas that are subject to wear and tear.

GLOSS

Sheen level: 80%

Ideal usage: Areas subject to heavy wear such as doors and trims

Benefits: Highest gloss level that is hard wearing with an easy to clean surface.



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