Interior Paint Finishes Differences

“Could you please explain the differences in interior paint finishes.” Let’s keep it simple, there are five basic interior paint finishes:

  • flat
  • matte
  • eggshell or satin
  • semi-gloss; and
  • gloss

So let’s take a look. Flat interior paint are used for ceilings or large areas where there will be a lot of imperfections in drywall or plaster.  Where would this be appropriate?  Again, ceilings are almost always painted in flat paint finishes, but another area of your home where there would be imperfections in drywall would be your mudroom.  Second would be matte paint finish and eggshell or satin finishes.  These would go in dining rooms, living rooms, and kitchens. For semi-gloss or gloss paint finish, we typically use a semi-gloss or gloss in trim work, cabinets, or high traffic areas such as laundry rooms or garages.

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So that gives you a real good breakdown of the types of paint. When painting your rooms in your home, picking the right finish should be something you put a bit of thought into so that you are happy with the end results.  So please send us more of your #BurningQuestions and I’ll put them out.



Interior Paint Finishes | Differences in Paint Finish
Interior Paint Finishes | Differences in Paint Finish

Interior paint finishes seem confusing to most. Mark goes over all the different paint finishes you can pick from and where to apply them in your home.