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Cracking the Code: Understanding the Differences Between Eggshell and Low Sheen Paint

Cracking the Code: Understanding the Differences Between Eggshell and Low Sheen Paint

At Inspirations Paint, we understand that choosing the right paint finish for your project can be a daunting task. Two popular options are eggshell and low sheen paint, and while they may seem similar, there are some key differences to consider. In this article, we'll explore the differences between eggshell and low sheen paint so that you can make an informed decision for your next painting project.

Eggshell Paint

Eggshell paint is a popular choice for interior walls, as it has a low sheen finish that gives a subtle hint of shine. It is often described as having a velvety texture and is known for its durability and resistance to stains. Eggshell paint is easy to clean and is ideal for high traffic areas such as hallways, living rooms, and bedrooms. Most types of ceiling paint have this sheen level.

Low Sheen Paint

Low sheen paint has a slightly higher level of gloss than eggshell paint, but still gives a subtle matte finish. It is a popular choice for interior and exterior walls, as it is durable and easy to clean. Low sheen paint is often used in bathrooms, kitchens, and high moisture areas, as it is resistant to moisture and mildew.

The Key Differences

The main difference between eggshell and low sheen paint is the level of gloss or sheen. Eggshell paint has a low sheen finish, while low sheen paint has a slightly higher level of gloss. Eggshell paint is ideal for interior walls, while low sheen paint is a versatile option for both interior and exterior walls. Eggshell paint is known for its durability and resistance to stains, while low sheen paint is resistant to moisture and mildew.

Which One To Choose?

Choosing between eggshell and low sheen paint ultimately comes down to personal preference and the specific needs of your project. If you are looking for a low sheen finish for your interior walls, eggshell paint is a great option that provides durability and stain resistance. If you need a slightly glossier finish or are painting both interior and exterior walls, low sheen paint is a versatile choice that can resist moisture and mildew.

At Inspirations Paint, we stock Porter’s Paints Eggshell Finish, a premium and high end finish for when your project calls for it. We also have a range of low sheen paint products to suit all budgets and projects. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff can help you choose the perfect paint for your project, so come and visit us in-store or shop online today.

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