How to Choose the Right Paint Sheen or Finish
HIGH GLOSS FINISH
Surface: Cabinets, doors and window trim where surfaces can take a lot of abuse.
Finish: Glossier paints reflect like and imperfections. Spend more time sanding and prepping to get the surface smooth.
Rooms: Family room, hallway, foyer or kids’ rooms
Surface: High traffic surfaces that you want to have easy-to-clean, scrub-able walls.
Finish: Not shiny, high durability with a lower luster.
Rooms: Dining room, guest bedroom, living room
Surface: Lower traffic surfaces.
Finish: More luster than Flat or Matte paint finishes
Rooms: Areas that get only the occasional dings and scuffs.
FLAT & MATTE
Surfaces: Best for ceilings because it hides imperfections by not reflecting any light.
Finish: More pigment in the paint so you can cover a surface in one coat and hide more flaws.
How to Paint Sharp Lines on Textured Surfaces
FrogTape® Textured Surface makes it easy to create sharp paint lines on not-so-smooth surfaces.
How to Prep Your Room for Painting
The more prep you put in, the better the results. Here’s how to get started.
Room Makeover with Tom Bury & Taniya Nayak
Architect and builder, Tom Bury, and Taniya Nayak, Interior Designer, visit a home in Cleveland, OH to makeover a little girl’s bedroom.
How to Paint Stripes on a Wall
Want to make a bold, unique statement? Stripes that go up-and-down make a room with low-ceilings look taller.