While it might seem that “paint is paint”, not all paints are created equal. There are several types of paint and each one is best suited for particular rooms and spaces.
Flat paint is a great option for hiding imperfections in walls and ceilings. It has a matte finish, which is more difficult to clean than other options, so it is best suited for low-traffic areas.
Eggshell or Satin paint is a good option for most of the walls in your home. It has a slight shine and is very easy to clean. It is a great fit for hallways and children’s rooms.
Semi-Gloss paints have the highest sheen of all interior paints that are used in homes. It is very easy to clean so it is a great option for kitchens and bathrooms.
Gloss paint has a high latex content, which makes it very durable and easy to clean. It is most often used on exterior walls and surfaces such as handrails.