How to Choose the Right Paint Sheen or Finish
HIGH GLOSS FINISH
Surface: Cabinets, doors and window trim where surfaces can take a lot of abuse.
Finish: Glossier paints reflect like and imperfections. Spend more time sanding and prepping to get the surface smooth.
Rooms: Family room, hallway, foyer or kids’ rooms
Surface: High traffic surfaces that you want to have easy-to-clean, scrub-able walls.
Finish: Not shiny, high durability with a lower luster.
Rooms: Dining room, guest bedroom, living room
Surface: Lower traffic surfaces.
Finish: More luster than Flat or Matte paint finishes
Rooms: Areas that get only the occasional dings and scuffs.
FLAT & MATTE
Surfaces: Best for ceilings because it hides imperfections by not reflecting any light.
Finish: More pigment in the paint so you can cover a surface in one coat and hide more flaws.
How to Choose the Right Painting Tape for Your DIY Project
Learn how to determine which painting tape is right for your DIY project.
How to Apply and Remove FrogTape®
When using FrogTape® painter’s tape, there are a few easy tips you can follow to make sure you get sharp paint lines every time.
How to Paint Stripes on a Wall
Want to make a bold, unique statement? Stripes that go up-and-down make a room with low-ceilings look taller.
How to Prep Your Room for Painting
The more prep you put in, the better the results. Here’s how to get started.