The Difference Between Satin and Eggshell Paints from Your Kalamazoo Painter

While most people are familiar with the terms satin and eggshell when it comes to paint, they may not know the differences or benefits of both types. While it’s commonly understood that a difference in paint color can change the aesthetics of a room, you may not realize how big of a difference paint sheen can make! In this post, you Kalamazoo painter, Platinum Painting, will look at two of the most common paint sheens – satin and eggshell. While they’re both great multipurpose sheens, they do have their differences.

Eggshell Paint

Because eggshell is less glossy that satin, most flaws and dents are less noticeable than a higher gloss satin paint where they can tend to stand out. Besides hiding imperfections, eggshell paint tends to have a rich, velvety look and feel. The biggest negative about eggshell, is that it tends to be less durable that satin, making it not the best choice for rooms where there is a lot of traffic or children.

Satin Paint

Satin paint is a great alternative to eggshell because of its shine and durability with more subtle shininess than semi-gloss. Satin paint is a great option for rooms or areas of your home that may be prone to scuffs or dents, like entryways or children’s bedrooms. Satin paint also is easy to clean and keeps it look for many years even with careful cleaning.

At Platinum Painting Services, we understand that choosing paint for your home can be daunting, especially when it’s not only color that you have to consider. If you’re unsure of what you should go with, we work with an interior designer who can guide you and answer any questions you have about the look of your home.

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