What Is Meant By Paint Sheen?

What is meant by paint sheen? The sheen is the glow or gloss of the paint. It is normally determined by customer preference. The sheen is the glow or gloss on paint. You have an eggshell sheen, an eggshell...

The sheen is the glow or gloss on paint. You have an eggshell sheen, an eggshell finish. You have some paints with low sheen. Looking straight at it, it looks flat. However, from the sides it has a glow to it, and it is washable. There are also satin sheens, semi-gloss sheens, high-gloss sheens. It is just the shine on the surface when it dries


The sheen really is a customer preference thing. Some people like it to shine a lot. Some people do not. When you have a high sheen on the walls and you have lighting, it reflects. Some people like that; some people don't. I like the eggshell on the wall and semi-gloss on the woodwork, because it all sits well. Just because it shines though does not mean it is easier to keep clean. All those paints from the eggshell color and up can be cleaned with soap and water.




I like to use paint with a higher sheen in the kitchen and bathrooms, because those rooms are the ones that people stay in the most. It looks healthier and brighter; I don't know why.

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