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    What paint sheen is best?

    Painters & Decorators

    Why should I go with a higher sheen paint? And when is a lower sheen paint more suitable? Also, generally, what are the pros and cons of these paints?

    Asked by June on 1st Dec 2021
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    Andrew Crunden

    "If it is an emulsion for walls and ceilings, Matt for the ceilings, vinyl Matt for the walls as it’s not too shiny and can be wiped clean.
    For the wood finish, Eggshell is a low odour and a nice finish. Satin for wood is also a good finish and doesn’t lose its colour so quickly. Gloss (especially white) will give a high sheen but is the most likely to yellow over time"

    Answered on 6th Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report

    "If you're looking for the best paint sheen for your bathroom or kitchen, it's best to go with at least an eggshell sheen. For optimal results, use a semi-gloss sheen. It's not overly shiny and the extra gloss acts as a barrier for moisture and drips."

    Answered on 18th Jan 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Colchester Handyman

    "Interior paint for walls and ceilings - Matt
    Interior woodwork - satin or gloss
    Exterior paint for woodwork - gloss
    Exterior paint on rendered walls - usually a satin or matt finish"

    Answered on 20th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    G&M Decorators

    "A higher sheet will show all the bumps and uneven walls."

    Answered on 30th May 2022 - Member since Apr 2020 - report
    kr painting&decorating

    "a sheen paint like silk will show up any bad tapes and bad plastering more best with vinyl matt, not just matt vinyl matt is washable"

    Answered on 6th Apr 2022 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    M&W Decorating

    "High sheen is more wearable low sheen last longer as the sun will not bleach it cost is the same"

    Answered on 1st Dec 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report

    "Hi, depends on what you are applying the paint to, Masonry Paint is the best, normally one coat.."

    Answered on 14th Feb 2022 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Sullivan Maintenance

    "I would do a test in satin which is midway then after you can decide whether to go with a high gloss or satin finish eggshell if you want the lower sheen"

    Answered on 16th Jan 2022 - Member since Jun 2020 - report

    "Gloss is a higher sheen if that's what you are looking for and I would use a water-based gloss as it stays whiter longer oil-based paint turn yellow after time because of the oils in the paint"

    Answered on 13th Dec 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report

    "The difference between A sheen finish and a mat finish Is personal Because a mat finish can give you the same protection as a sheen finish For example Crown paint Matt finish is call indurance Dulux has diamond mat Is Johnstone paint has perfect matt"

    Answered on 25th May 2022 - Member since Feb 2022 - report

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