Episode 899

Published on:

17th Apr 2023

Satin is NOT Eggshell, Part 3


What is an eggshell finish versus a satin sheen when it comes to paint? It’s not exciting info . . . but it’s good to know. I’m Dan Hansen and this is a Minute at RepcoLite.

An eggshell is easily our most popular finish for interior walls. And that’s because it’s a relatively low sheen finish that still offers good washability. A low sheen finish hides wall imperfections, roller marks and brush strokes better than a shinier paint will. On top of that, if offers a softer, more refined look for your walls. 

A satin sheen, on the other hand, is a step shinier. Now, that means it’s going to be more washable . . . but it also means that imperfections stand out more. Satin is a great choice when painting trim, cabinets, and doors. It works on walls . . . it’s just on the shinier side.

If you’re primarily looking for a softer look for your interior walls, consider an eggshell or even a matte finish. If you’re primarily looking for washability, then a satin sheen. 

If you’re not sure what’s best for your situation, stop out at any RepcoLite location and talk to us–we’ll help you find the right finish for your project. I’m Dan Hansen and that’s a Minute at RepcoLite


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