SELECTING THE RIGHT SHEEN

COLOR ISN'T THE ONLY CONSIDERATION WHEN PLANNING YOUR PAINT PROJECT.



THE SHEEN YOU CHOOSE WILL DETERMINE HOW VIVID DETAILS APPEAR AND HOW EASY THE SURFACE WILL BE TO CLEAN.

DazzleGlo Sheen:

Dazzle Glo paints have a reflective appearance imparting a slick, contemporary look. They are tough, durable and stain-resistant. They offer good stain and scrub resistance, and are most often used inliving rooms, kid’s room, kitchens, bathrooms and on wooden doors and cabinets exposed to fingerprints and grime. Because of its reflection property, it can highlight surface imperfections.

PearlGlo Sheen

Pearl Glo paints are one step glossier than satin glo paints. They convey greater warmth and depth to surfaces than satin glo paints. Pearl Glo paints also tend to resist stains better than soft glo or satin glo paint, although not as well as semi glo and dazzle glo paints. They are a good choice for areas where some gloss is desired, but good cleaning properties are also necessary, such as, kitchens, laundry rooms, dining rooms or a kid’s room. Their slightly glossy in appearance, however, tends to highlight surface imperfections more than soft glo paints.



SemiGlo Sheen

Semi Glo paints have a slightly glossy appearance and are less reflective than alkyd base gloss paints. They offer good stain resistance, are easy to clean, and are most often used in rooms requiring frequent scrubbing, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Semi Glo is also a good alternative to gloss paints for use on wooden windows, trim, cabinets and doors.

SatinGlo Sheen

Satin Glo resemble soft glo paints when viewed head on, but show a slight gloss when viewed at an angle. This slightly higher gloss provides for a more washable or scrubbable surface. These paints are ideal for areas with high traffic, such as hallways and kid’s rooms.






Soft Glo Sheen

Soft Glo sheen paints have the least amount of gloss so they help conceal surface imperfections better than other finishes and are ideal for walls that are rough or dented. They also touch-up better, which makes a soft glo paint an ideal choice for family rooms, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Soft glo paints are also a good choice for ceilings because of their low reflectivity. Stains can be difficult to remove from soft glo finishes, so it’s best to use such paints in areas that do not experience a lot of traffic.



INTERIOR SHEEN RECOMMENDATIONS

WALLS - RESIDENTIAL

Family Room

Living Room

Dining Room

Bedroom

Kids’ Room

Kitchen & Bath

Hallways

Ceiling

Doors & Windows

Shutters

Molding

SOFT GLO

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SATIN GLO

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SEMI GLO

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PEARL GLO

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DAZZLE GLO

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EXTERIOR SHEEN RECOMMENDATIONS

MAIN BODY

Stucco, Masonry & Brick

Wood Siding

SOFT GLO

SATIN GLO

PEARL GLO

DAZZLE GLO



ACCENT, TRIM & ACC

Doors & Windows

Soffit, Fascia & Eaves

Wood Fences

Shutters

Garage Doors & Gutters

SOFT GLO

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SATIN GLO

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PEARL GLO

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DAZZLE GLO


Note: These are commonly used sheen levels for the surfaces listed above. Gloss may be affected by texture, porosity of the surface and atmospheric conditions.