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Tips for Choosing the Right Paint Finish

- Wednesday, June 07, 2017

Monnick Supply, Marlborough, Framingham, MAPaints come in a variety of finishes: flat, eggshell, semigloss, satin and high gloss. Learn tips on how to choose the best finish for your painting project. Come to Monnick Supply during Paint Promotion Week, June 18-24 all day, every day. Here you can get advice on colors, finishes, and paint brands.

Higher-quality paints contain an antispattering agent that produces fewer spatters than cheaper paints. Flat paint is more forgiving and hides flaws well, but it doesn't stand up to scrubbing. Eggshell paint dries to a soft finish that withstands washing better than flat paint. Semigloss, or satin, paint is very washable and slightly more reflective than eggshell. High-gloss paint dries to a shine and is easy to wash and maintain, but it reveals surface imperfections and painting errors.

A paint labeled "washable" is not the same as one said to be "scrubbable." The former can be cleaned with a damp sponge but does not hold up to scrubbing. Prepping walls and choosing the right finish will help to make your painting project a success and to give it a professional appearance.

For more information, contact Monnick Supply in Marlborough and Framingham.

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135 Maple St.
Marlborough MA 01752
United States
(508) 318-4788
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 5:30pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm
Monnick Supply $$
759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 5:30pm
Sun 10am - 4pm