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 Prep Your Room for Painting
The more prep you put in, the better the results. Here’s how to get started.
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.
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 Sharp Lines on Textured Surfaces
FrogTape® Textured Surface makes it easy to create sharp paint lines on not-so-smooth surfaces.