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6 Best Types of Paint Finishes



If you are planning to paint your house with a new colour, you need to know about various paint finishes. There are various paint finishes available in the market, but it becomes challenging to choose one without knowledge of these finishes.

Every paint finish has its own pros and cons. Also, their prices are different, that also depends on the brand and quality of paint. So, choosing a paint finish is not an easy job when you plan to get your home or office painted. This post shares the best types of paint finishes to help you select the best for your paint project.

High Gloss

A high gloss paint finish is hard and highly shiny, mostly used on vehicles. You can see how a brand-new car shines a lot. It is a result of high gloss paint coating that reflects light and appears super shiny to your eyes. High gloss paints are good for surfaces that are most touched by hands, like door trims and cabinets, but not for walls. Paints with a high gloss finish are highly durable, and you don’t need to repaint soon,


As the name suggests, the shine of semi-gloss paint is less than their high gloss shades. However, the finish is shiny enough and pairs well with other types of finishes to use as an accent. The semi-gloss finish is best to use in high moisture areas like washrooms and kitchens. However, you should do the prep work well and primer the surfaces before using semi-gloss paint.

Super Matte

A matte finish looks like velvet that is not easy to clean. So if you are planning to use a matte finish on your walls, make sure you do so in rooms that don’t attract much dirt or dust. You should not use the matte finish paint in your living room or an area where you spend the most time as it reflects less light. The paint is difficult to clean and best suitable for bedrooms and rooms that are not visited by kids.  


6 best types of paint finishes


It is one of the most common paint finishes that adds shine or finish. Satin paints provide a smooth surface but are less shiny. The satin finish lies in between high-gloss and matte types. The satin finish provides a smooth but non-shiny surface. The durability of the paint is much higher than that of matte and eggshell finishes. Due to the smoothness of the surface, a satin finish will expose surface imperfections. The satin finish is best for walls without any flaws.


Paints with eggshell finish give a nice rough surface and a very subtle shine. The smoothness is very small, giving almost a rough surface. As the binder decreases, pigment spots appear on the paint. The uneven surface helps hide any imperfections present in the wall. In addition, it hides tiny cracks and scratches but not bigger ones. Cleaning a wall painted with eggshell finish can be challenging, and the durability is less than glossy and satin finishes. Eggshells can be used in the living room and bedroom walls.

Flat Enamel

The flat finish is best for walls with imperfections, as it can hide them easily. It is non-reflective and soaks up light well. So, it is not good for areas with low light. You can use them only in well-lighted areas of your house. The flat paints are toughest to clean and not good for high traffic areas like the living room, drawing room, or kids’ room. Flat finishes are best suitable for an office or a formal room.

Aqua Paintings Sydney offers residential and commercial painting services in Sydney. They have been offering painting services for more than 17 years. With so much experience and a team of professional painters, Aqua Painting Sydney is a company you can trust for your home or office. No matter what type of paint finish you choose, they can guarantee you high-quality paintwork.

Final Words

Paint finishes matter a lot when it comes to painting your home or office. Now, as you know about the most common types of paint finishes and their uses, you can choose one for your home and advise others to select the right finish.  

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Mick Pachollihttp://www.tagg.com.au
Mick created TAGG - The Alternative Gig Guide in 1979 with Helmut Katterl, the world's first real Street Magazine. He had been involved with his fathers publishing business, Toorak Times and associated publications since 1972.  Mick was also involved in Melbourne's music scene for a number of years opening venues, discovering and managing bands and providing information and support for the industry. Mick has also created a number of local festivals and is involved in not for profit and supporting local charities.