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Every finish has different attributes that make it ideal for different rooms. Understanding them is key to making walls look their best.
  Flat Velvet Eggshell Mid-Sheen Satin Semi-Gloss Gloss
Family Room X X X X X    
Living Room X X X X X    
Dining Room X X X X X    
Kitchen   X X X X X  
Bathroom   X X X X X X
Bedroom X X X X X    
Foyer   X X X X X  
Hallway   X X X X X  
Ceilings X X X X X    
Doors   X X X X X X
Windows   X X X X X X
Furniture   X X X X X X
  Flat Velvet Eggshell Satin Semi-Gloss Gloss
Wood Siding X X X X  
Aluminum Siding X X X X  
Vinyl Siding X X X X  
Doors     X X X X
Garage Doors     X X    
Shutters     X X X X

Finish Description

  • Flat

    Flat finish is excellent for low traffic areas and for ceilings because of its low reflectivity.

    • Soft, elegant appearance
    • Washable
    • Hides imperfections
    • Easy touch-up
  • Velvet

    Velvet is a popular soft, elegant finish commonly found in foyers, hallways, dinning rooms and living rooms.

    • Elegant Finish
    • Minimizes imperfections
    • Washable
    • Scrubbable
    • Burnish resistance, maintains finish uniformity
    • Stain resistance
  • Eggshell

    Eggshell is a durable, smooth finish commonly found in children's bedrooms, and other high traffic areas.

    • Elegant Finish
    • Minimizes imperfections
    • Washable
    • Scrubbable
    • Burnish resistance, maintains finish uniformity
    • Stain resistance
  • Mid-Sheen

    Mid-Sheen is a very versatile finish with a subtle sheen.

    • Provides a washable and scrubbable finish
    • Burnish resistant, maintains sheen uniformly
    • Stain resistant
  • Satin

    Satin is an attractive finish offering superior stain resistance and washability, ideal for any high traffic area.

    • Low finish
    • Provides excellent washable finish
    • Burnish resistance, maintains finish uniformity
    • Outstanding stain resistance
    • Good mildew resistance
  • Semi-Gloss

    Semi-Gloss is a moderately glossy finish perfect for trim, doors, cabinets, kitchens and bathrooms.

    • Shiny finish
    • Provides excellent washable and scrubbable finish
    • Burnish resistance, maintains finish uniformity
    • Excellence stain resistance
    • Great mildew resistance
  • Gloss

    Gloss is a reflective finish commonly used for trim, doors, cabinets, kitchens and bathrooms.

    • Hard and shiny film
    • Excellent washability
    • Excellent scrubbability
    • Burnish resistance, maintains finish uniformity
    • Excellent stain resistance
    • Excellent mildew resistance

LEAD INFORMATION

Removal of old paint by sanding, scraping, or other means may generate dust or fumes that contain lead. Exposure to lead dust or fumes may cause brain damage or other adverse health effects, especially in children or pregnant women. Controlling exposure to lead or other hazardous substances requires the use of proper protective equipment, such as properly fitted respirator (NIOSH-approved) and proper containment and cleanup. For more information, call the National Lead Information Center at 1-800-424-LEAD (in U.S.) or contact your local health authority.

For more information in Canada, log on to Health Canada's web site (as of Februrary 2004):

English:
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/english/iyh/products/leadpaint
French:
www.hc-sc.gc.ca/francais/vsv/produits/peinture
Or contact Health Canada,
A.L. 0900C2, Ottowa, Canada K1A 0K9, Telephone: (613)957-2991