How to Select the Right Paint Finish

Color isn't the only consideration when planning your next paint project. The finish you choose will determine how vivid details appear and how easy the surface will be to clean. Our pros explain how to pick the right sheen for every job.

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Eggshell

With a bit more luster than flat paint, eggshell enamel offers superior scrubability to completely flat finishes. In this room, the subtle difference between the eggshell paint on the walls, the semigloss paint on the door and the high-gloss paint on the table is evident even under soft candlelight. Image courtesy of Behr

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