When it comes to choosing the right paint for your home, it’s important to understand the different finishes available. At Southside, our paint department features PPG’s Glidden Interior Paints in flat, eggshell, and semi-gloss. Each finish has its own unique characteristics and best-suited applications. Let’s get you schooled on the different finishes and explore which one might be the perfect fit for your next painting project.
Flat paint, as the name suggests, provides a non-reflective, matte appearance. It has a smooth, velvety texture, and is highly effective in concealing surface imperfections. Flat paint is more prone to showing marks and stains, and it may require more frequent touch-ups or cleaning.
Eggshell is a versatile finish that offers a subtle sheen that adds depth and elegance to any room. The name “eggshell” aptly describes its texture, similar to the surface of an egg. This finish is a popular choice for interior walls, as it strikes a balance between easy maintenance and a slight luster. It provides better durability and resistance to stains compared to flat paint. Eggshell is often used in living rooms, bedrooms, and hallways, where a touch of sophistication is desired without overpowering the space.
Semi-gloss paint offers a durable, glossy sheen that adds a polished look to any space. It reflects light, creating a luminous effect and making the color appear more vibrant. This finish is highly resistant to moisture and stains, making it suitable for high-traffic areas that require frequent cleaning, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and trim work. Semi-gloss paint can be wiped down and cleaned and is more resistant to chipping and wear.
The choice between flat, eggshell, and semi-gloss finishes depends on your specific needs and the desired look for your space. At Southside, Glidden Paint offers these finishes in a wide range of colors, and grades. For interior paint, we have One Coat, Total, Spred, Grab-N-Go, and Fundamentals, allowing you to find the perfect combination of paint and finish for your home.
If you’re still not sure, talk to our paint department staff. The professional quality service at Southside can explain all the options, and help you make an educated decision on the paint finish you’ll need!