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Choosing a Paint Finish

 
Different rooms place different demands upon painted surfaces. Here are a few guidelines to follow when choosing the right finish for your paint.
 
 
Highly-trafficked areas
Satin and eggshell paints are the preferred finishes for highly-trafficked areas. Attractive, long-lasting, and practical, a satin finish is easy to maintain. Just wipe up those little fingerprints with a damp cloth.
 
Trim, Woodwork and cabinetry
Go with semi-gloss paint for detailed woodwork, banisters, and the like. That semi-gloss gleam highlights wainscoting for a pleasing contrast against matte or satin painted walls. Semi-gloss paint is also a good choice for kitchen cabinets-airborne grease wipes right off. Just be sure to prep meticulously. Glossy surfaces are unforgiving-they show every dent and ding.
 
Master bedrooms, dining rooms, and closets
Flat, matte painted finishes should be reserved for surfaces unlikely to require frequent washing. These gentle, soothing finishes conceal flaws making them an excellent choice for older walls with "character."
 
Baths and Laundry Rooms
Semi-gloss paint is also a good choice for high-moisture areas because of the ease of cleanup. Be sure to select a mildew-resistant paint formulation. You might also consider satin paint for a slightly subtler finish that's just as easy to keep clean.
 
 
 
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For best results we recommend:
Valspar® Ultra™
  • Zero VOC* Technology
  • Paint + Primer
  • Fresh Colour. Fresh Space.
  • Fresher Faster - Enjoy your home with no harsh fumes
  • Fresher Longer - Durable, washable finish
  • Covers in fewer coats
  • Gives mildew-resistant finish
  • 100% acrylic latex
  • Lifetime warranty
 
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Valspar® Interior Latex
Multi-Purpose Primer
  • Covers difficult stains
  • Seals porous surfaces
  • Promotes adhesion, no sanding required
  • Fast drying primer
  • Tintable
  • Low odour, low VOC
 
Learn More
For best results we recommend:
Valspar® Ultra™
  • Zero VOC* Technology
  • Paint + Primer
  • Fresh Colour. Fresh Space.
  • Fresher Faster - Enjoy your home with no harsh fumes
  • Fresher Longer - Durable, washable finish
  • Covers in fewer coats
  • Gives mildew-resistant finish
  • 100% acrylic latex
  • Lifetime warranty
 
Learn More
 
Valspar® Interior Latex
Multi-Purpose Primer
  • Covers difficult stains
  • Seals porous surfaces
  • Promotes adhesion, no sanding required
  • Fast drying primer
  • Tintable
  • Low odour, low VOC
 
Learn More
 
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