How do I chose paint texture? Flat,semi gloss, eggshell, gloss ?

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  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on May 10, 2017
    That is a matter of preference.

  • Ruth Ruth on May 10, 2017
    Firstly decide on how much the room and then how much artificial light. Gloss has I high reflective look, semi gloss is a little duller. Eggshell is ideal for places like kitchens as no steam or grease can ruin it and it is highly washable. You didn't say what you actually wanted the paint for.

    • Sharon Sharon on May 11, 2017
      Ruth eggshell is definitely not for kitchens.... in US we use semi-gloss that is more durable and washable or satin finish.

  • Elizabeth Dion Elizabeth Dion on May 10, 2017
    It all depends upon what room you will be painting. You generally use gloss in rooms like your kitchen and bathroom for the durable finish. Paint stores recommend flat paint for bedrooms, but I prefer a satin or semi gloss myself because they are easier to wash and keep clean. Textured paints are lovely, but once on your walls you are stuck with them should you decide to repaint at a later date.

  • William William on May 10, 2017
    What you actually mean sheen and not texture. There is a basic rule of thumb. But not written in stone.