How to select the right finish for your walls (matte, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, gloss)?

To select the right finish for your walls, consider the following factors:

  1. Room usage: High traffic areas such as hallways, kitchens, and bathrooms may benefit from a durable, washable finish such as satin or semi-gloss.
  2. Lighting: Glossy finishes reflect light and can enhance the brightness of a room, making them a good choice for well-lit spaces.
  3. Wall imperfections: Matte and eggshell finishes are good at hiding wall imperfections, while high gloss finishes can highlight them.
  4. Cleaning: Satin, semi-gloss, and gloss finishes are easier to clean and maintain than matte and eggshell finishes.
  5. Personal preference: Consider your personal style and preferences. Glossy finishes have a modern, sleek look, while matte and eggshell finishes have a more traditional feel.

Remember that the final look of the paint will depend on the color and texture of the paint, as well as the lighting conditions in the room. Do a test patch to see how the finish looks in your specific space.