What is the difference between eggshell vs. satin paint?

February 17, 2023

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It is a new 2023 year and the spring season is coming upon us. It is recommended to repaint the interior every 5-7 years on average to spruce up the home. The paint finish is a gloss or sheen that is a measure of the paint's reflectivity. Paint finishes are available in flat, eggshell, satin, semi-gloss, and high-gloss, in order of lowest to highest reflectivity. The most used paint finish in the interior of the home is either eggshell or satin.

This article is about telling the differences between eggshell and satin paint. Eggshell and satin are popular for interior wall finishes because they are neither too matte nor too glossy. In this article, we will explain the different properties that make them better suited for certain applications.

Satin paint is glossier which adds more depth to small places.

Satin paint could be used in the hallways to add more depth making it look a bit bigger. Satin reflects more light than eggshell. Satin paint has a higher sheen that is more flexible, tough, and hard-wearing which makes it easier to clean. Satin paint is good in entryways, bathrooms, children's bedrooms, and family rooms.

Eggshell paint reflects almost no light which makes it a good choice to conceal the wall surfaces.

If the wall surface already has scratches, dents, and scuffs, eggshell paint will conceal the surface better. Satin paint on blemished surfaces will make the imperfection look more glaring. Eggshell is best used in low traffic areas such as bedrooms, formal dining area, and living rooms.

Eggshell paint is less costly than satin paint. The paint cost usually goes up for each increasing level of sheen. If you need help with any of your paint projects, you can get a free painting estimate here Salt Lake City Painting for the most bang for your buck. The painting home improvement project is money that is well spent on your home investment.

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