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Interior Paint Guide

Flat Paints
Use flat paints anywhere you desire non glossy ceilings or walls. Flats tend to hide imperfections in walls better than other paints. Note, however, that flat paints take more effort to keep clean than other paints.

Satin and Eggshell Paints
Satin and eggshell paints have more of a luster than flat paint but not as much as semi-gloss. Low luster paints, as they are called, are suitable for areas that require more cleaning. Children's rooms, family rooms and hallways are good areas to use low luster paints.

Semi-Gloss Paints
Semi-gloss paints tend to highlight imperfections in walls and ceilings. They are better suited for areas subject to high moisture content and where regular or vigorous cleaning is required. Consider using semi-gloss in bathrooms and kitchens.

Gloss Paints
Gloss paints make excellent trim paints. Banisters, railings, jambs and window trim are great areas to use gloss paints.

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