C2 Paint

C2 Paint Sheen Guide

Once you decide on the perfect color, the next step is choosing your sheen. There are five to six standard finishes offered by most paint companies. The main differences between the sheens are luster (or shine) and washability. Flat and matte paints are ideal for lower traffic areas as they are typically harder to clean. As the sheen increases, the easier the washability, since the “shinier” finishes contain higher levels of resin. Choosing the right sheen can help bring the room to life visually but is also a practical decision, since it can extend the life of your paint job. See below for an overview of C2 sheens or download the chart here.

Flat Paints

Walls, Ceilings

Smooth, subtle finish.

Camouflages imperfections.

Ideal for low traffic areas.

Diffuses light.

Holds dirt so often hard to clean. 

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Matte Paints

Bedroom, Living Room, Dining Room

Smooth, subtle finish.

Camouflages imperfections.

Ideal for low traffic areas.

Diffuses light.

Some washability. 

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Eggshell Paints

Bedroom, Dining Room, Living Room, Family Room, Hallways

Smooth, low-sheen finish.

Versatile for any room or surface.

More washable than flat or matte.

Low-lustre.

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Satin Paints

Kitchen, Bathroom, Laundry Room, Mudroom, Trim

Wipe to clean.

Versatile.

Elegant, soft-shine.

Ideal for rooms with high traffic.

Use indoors and outdoors.

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Semi-Gloss Paints

Flat

Wipe to clean.

Versatile.

Elegant, soft shine finish.

Ideal for rooms with high traffic.

Use indoors and outdoors.

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Gloss Paints

Gloss Paints Doors, Furniture, Cabinets, Walls, Ceilings

Easy to clean.

High shine, lacquered finish.

Use sparingly for dramatic effect.

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