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.
Sheen level: 0 – 1%
Ideal usage: Ceilings*
Benefits: Designed to produce flat uniform finish with no roller marks.
*Only available in ceiling paint
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.
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.
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.
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.