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Types of Paint Finishes

Different Types of Paint Finishes for LA Homes

We all know how color affects how you feel in any given room. Painted yellow walls are sunshine in a room. Blue relaxes everything down to a slow, even pulse.


What homeowners don’t take the time to consider is what is the best paint finish for their walls. We’ll take it from the top.

High Gloss Finish



Starting at 10. High gloss does it best with a durable glass-like finish to any surface that can light up a room. It’s a sought after look that isn’t achieved easily. Part of the trouble of high gloss is the fact that it highlights everything down to little imperfections in the wall. It takes the careful hand of a licensed painter in Los Angeles to achieve this look, smooth to final.


Semi - Gloss Finish

Pulling back the highlight just a little bit has made this finish a much more popular choice. At 50% gloss this finish retains its protective nature, but just like high-gloss it has a tendency to show the bumps then bruises of everyday life. It’s beauty is hard to denounce though.


Satin Finish



The luster is still strong here. Satin dips to a 30% gloss factor meant to provide protection and breathe a little light into a room. That being said satin is the brightest finish that interior painters in Los Angeles recommend for your average living space that isn’t the bathroom or kitchen.


Eggshell Finish



You two are familiar. Eggshell is the most popular finish around because everyone wants just a little shine in their homes. Eggshell’s soft, velvety appearance brings that out without a deep commitment. For many this is the best paint finish for their walls because it’s a relatively neutral sheen that doesn’t attract negative attention.

Matte Finish



Check your paint distributors because oftentimes matte and eggshell are the exact same. Homeowners go with matte because the finish softens any color. It hides surface blemishes by smoothing out imperfection. Matte is also easy to clean, which makes it perfect for areas of moderate traffic.


Flat Finish



We’ve reached the bottom luster that truly allows a color to shine on its own. This is a non-reflective finish that hides imperfections better than any sheen. This is a great aspect for textured walls, where the feel and look are centered, which makes it a very popular finish in LA That being said, flat can be a little difficult to clean along with offering no protective outlets for a home.

Where to Go


A finish is only as good as the individual handling the job. Novel Remodeling is a licensed interior painter in Los Angeles. Click here to get started.

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