About Exterior Paint Sheens
Set the right curb appeal with exterior painting efforts that last.
Finding the best color or product is the first step to your exterior painting project, but finding the right sheen is step two. Choosing the proper sheen for different outdoor surfaces will help create a beautiful look and get the most from your paint. Visit the Color Center at your local Home Depot for more tips on choosing the right sheen for your project.
A flat paint sheen is non-reflective sheen that's easy to apply and touch up. It will minimize the appearance of minor surface imperfections.
Wood and vinyl walls and siding; brick and other masonry; fences
A satin sheen creates a pearl-like finish that's durable and dirt-resistant. It will also resist moisture, fading and stains.
Virtually all Exterior surfaces
A Semi-Gloss paint sheen is a sleek, radiant sheen that creates a hard, durable finish. It is formulated to withstand wear, and will also resist moisture, fading and stains.
Doors, trim and shutters; Exterior furniture
Exterior Sheen Usage Chart
Use this chart to help you easily choose the best sheen of paint for your upcoming outdoor paint projects.
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