You finally chose the perfect paint color for a room in your home, but what about the paint finish? Choosing the right type of paint finish is very important, since this addition will establish the overall look for your newly painted room. Not many people understand what paint finish works best for each individual space. For instance, the paint finish for your bedroom (considered a “low traffic area”) should not be the same as the paint finish for your kitchen or bathroom, which will need to be highly durable. No need to worry – this guide from the experts at Ricciardi Brothers will help you with choosing the perfect Regal Select Paint Finish for any room in your house.
The term flat paint means that this finish has the least amount of shine. A flat finish does not reflect light, which means it will not provide any sheen. With less shine and sheen on your walls, this ultimately lets more paint color come through. With a higher pigment of color, the flat paint finish produces a smooth appearance, which is beneficial for hiding flaws such as patches, nail holes, scratches, blemishes, and more. However, you should not be using a flat paint finish for high traffic areas in your home. Since this finish is the hardest to clean, flat paint finish works best in low traffic areas, including bedrooms, home offices, and ceilings.
Very similar to the flat paint finish, matte finish is practically “shine-free” and also provides the benefits of hiding wall imperfections and having a high color pigment on your walls. The main difference between flat and matte finishes is that matte is somewhat more durable. Matte paint finishes also require fewer coats of paint, which makes it easier for touching up and can save you money. A matte finish will work best for rooms that have low traffic, such as adult bedrooms, ceilings, or a formal dining room.
Semi-gloss paint has the shine and reflective characteristics perfectly suited for your kitchen or bathroom. Semi-gloss paint finish is highly durable, as well as mildew-resistant, making this the best choice for high traffic areas that may have moisture present and/or everyday wear and tear. Also, using a semi-gloss paint finish will give your room a shiny, sleek, and brighter appearance than other whites and finishes on the market. This paint finish is designed for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and cabinets, as well as for trim, doors, chair rails, and more!
At Ricciardi Brothers, you can shop all Benjamin Moore’s Regal Select Interior Paint colors and finishes by ordering online or picking up in-store. Experience premium performance from Regal Select Interior Paint, which provides easy application with smooth and beautiful results each time you paint! Regal Paint is available in five finishes, including flat, eggshell, pearl, matte and semi-gloss, as well as a full spectrum of colors. If you would like more information, please visit one of our NJ, PA, or DE locations in your neighborhood or contact us today.