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    What is the difference between flat and ultra flat paint finishes?

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    How different are flat and ultra flat paint finishes from each other? When might you want an ultra flat finish instead of a regular flat finish?

    Asked by Michael on 12th May 2022
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    Smooth Finish Painting and Decorating

    "Flat paint finishes are low shine, basically matte paint. They give a kind of suede finish if using coloured paint, although white is almost chalky. An ultra-flat finish is a completely non-shiny finish, it soaks up all the light compared to a silk finish which reflects the slightest bit of light.

    Both flat and ultra-flat finishes would ideally be used on walls that have lumps, bumps, and other imperfections as they won't reflect the light to highlight the poor surface so are best used for covering these imperfections.

    I wouldn't recommend using either finish in a kitchen or bathroom as the air moisture can affect the paint long-term."

    Answered on 12th May 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report

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