Paint Finishes: Which One is Right for You?

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Your professional painting contractors in St Paul have been hired and are scheduled to show up in a few days. You have your new paint colors picked out: yellow for your living room and blue for your bedroom. But now you are faced with one more decision – what paint finish should you choose? A lot of people don’t know the differences between them, so here is a brief description of each one and its benefits.


A matte finish is usually the most popular kind of paint finish. Its main benefit is that it will hide a wall’s imperfections. Our professional painting contractors will take great pains to fill in any cracks or holes, of course. But a matte finish can help camouflage those blemishes even more.


Satin is an excellent choice for windows, trim, ceilings and doors. It’s also a great option for rooms that can get dirty easily, like kitchens and children’s rooms. This is because this type of paint finish is easily cleaned. Our professional painting contractors recommend it for these high traffic rooms because all you have to do is wipe up the mess with a soft and damp cloth.


This type of paint finish is a good middle ground between matte and satin. There is a slight sheen to it, like that of an eggshell (which is where it gets its name). This is another great choice for rooms that can get a bit messy, like your kitchen, because the walls can be easily cleaned with a soft and damp cloth.

If you are still confused about paint finishes and which one will work best for your home, you can talk to our professional painting contractors to get their recommendations.

For more information on our professional painting contractors in St Paul, call Durapro Painting at 612-442-2177 or contact us for a Free Estimate.