Flat-most commonly used paint with almost no sheen.
Best used on ceilings and rooms with low use since it scuffs
easily and is usually not washable/scrubbable, although there are
some washable flat paints on the market that perform very well.
Matte/Eggshell/Satin – These three finishes are close
to being the same in sheen but do have a subtle difference
depending on the brand. Matte is the lowest sheen, eggshell is
next in sheen increase, satin generally has the highest sheen.
These paints wear well and are washable. Better suited for
higher traffic areas due to its durability.
Semi-gloss/High-gloss – both of these finishes are
the shiniest available. They are good in areas where moisture is
an issue, like bathrooms. These types of paints are highly