at a Glance
Selecting the best paint finish (or sheen) depends on the application & look you’re going for. There are 6 common paint sheens used in interior & exteriors:
Satin or Pearl
A flat sheen is the least reflective & least durable, but has good coverage & hides imperfections. It is most often used for low-traffic areas like ceilings.
A high-gloss sheen is the most reflective & durable. This finish is easy to clean & wipe down but can show imperfections. It is most often used for detailing, doors, trim & cabinetry.
We created a cheat sheet for you below!