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Sheens & Finishes

What’s almost as important as your color? Your choice of sheen. The sheen or special finish you choose plays a huge role in how the color reads, it’s longevity, and most importantly, how your room comes together.

 

Flat, with little to no sheen, gives a luxurious, highly saturated feel and is forgiving to surfaces that may be less that perfect. The drawbacks to a traditional matte finish are decreased durability and wash-ability making it’s ideal application on ceilings and walls in low traffic areas like formal dining rooms and adults bedrooms. We are also excited to offer 'Super Flat', a fully washable matte finish produced exclusively for The Paint Laboratory.

Eggshell, with just a faint amount sheen, offers similar characteristics of matte but allows a higher level of cleanability. Eggshell is going to be the go to sheen for most of your moderate traffic living areas like livingrooms, bedrooms, halls, etc.

Satin, provides an elegant, velvety soft sheen without coming across as glossy. It’s great in higher traffic rooms, moist areas like kitchens and bathrooms, trim work and cabinets where cleanability is a concern . A shift to satin or semigloss on your trim work can really set off your trim work, even if you’re using the same color.

Semi-Gloss, can not only be elegant, but is also extremely durable and cleanable. The glossier the sheens become, the more they reflect light to lend the color a luminance. Semi gloss is predominantly used for casework, trim, cabinets and doors.

 

Specialty Finishes

When standard paint finishes just don’t quite cut it. Available in all Rocky Rochon Paint bases and colors. Custom finish matching also available, contact us for more details.

 

Metallics, with their shimmering pearlescent surface, they reflect light and shift color as lighting conditions change creating an exquisite, dynamic accent to a room. Made with a  durable semi gloss finish, they’re perfect for trim, mantles, cabinets or, because they are available in our entire palette, whole rooms.  

Suede, provides a light, stone like texture to your walls or ceilings. While Suede has a textured, matte look it retains a high resistance to scuffing and is cleanable, a rare thing in a texture finish. Its durability allows it to be used in most rooms, even bathrooms and kitchens.

Super Flat, is a very soft texture that, to the touch, is almost velvety. Super Flat gives the luxurious matte look but as the light moves across the surface it has a “shimmer” as opposed to a sheen as the light strikes the fine texture. The best part about this beautiful finish is that it provides a matte finish that is easily washable, a great option in higher traffic areas.