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Choosing Your Paint

Below is a description of the different types of paint and their qualities.

Flat - soft matte finish that hides surface irregularities. Easiest to apply, easily touched up. 0 -4% Light Reflection.

Velvet / Eggshell - low sheen with more washability than flat. Excellent dirt and stain resistance; washes like enamel. 5-8% Light Reflection. Shows wall imperfections with angular lighting.

Satin - low sheen with more washability than flat. Excellent dirt and stain resistance: washes like an enamel. 10-25% Light Reflection. Shows wall imperfections with angular lighting.

Semi-Gloss - durable finish that withstands repeated washings. Excellent for high traffic areas. 40-70% Light Reflection. Shows high level of wall imperfections in all lighting.

Gloss - A rich gloss finish that provides the most wear and moisture resistance. Over 80% Light Reflection. Shows highest level of wall imperfections.

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