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At Howth Decor we work with many different types of paint finishes, we can cater specifically to your needs and the area or location of your painting. There are many different types of interior paint finishes, all of which essentially refer to the final paint finish’s reaction to light.
Matte Finish – A matte finish doesn’t have shine because it doesn’t reflect light. It serves as a great choice for painting ceilings as well as for use in low-traffic areas.
Gloss Finish – If you are looking for a paint finish that is shiny and durable then you will want a paint with a high gloss or demi-gloss finish. This type of paint finish is typically not used for walls, but it can be a great paint finish to use on cabinets, trim, and accents.
Flat Enamel Finish – A flat enamel has a matte finish, however, the enamel creates a more rub-resistant finish that is able to stand up to occasional cleaning. This is a great option for bathrooms.
Eggshell Finish – This is a paint finish that is somewhere between a flat and a glossy finish then an eggshell finish is what you are looking for. This paint finish has a finished result that has the reflective properties of an egg shell. This paint finish will stand up to occasional cleaning, however, it is not as durable as a satin or glossy finish.
Satin Paint Finish – Offering that smooth, velvety look that lasts a satin paint finish is most often used to paint ceilings, doors, windows and trims. Other than these, it can also be used for walls and particularly ideal for areas receiving lots of traffic.
Semi Gloss Paint Finishes – Semi gloss paint finishes afford any interior surface a subtle sheen that is great at highlighting. Its reflective nature does not make it helpful if you are trying to cover up any flaw in the walls or imperfections in application. It is ideally used on cabinets, doors, trim and woodwork.
To find out which finish is best for your painting needs, call Howth Decor on 086 313 01 96.