Get the look you want and the protection you need for any room in your home

A flat sheen has a non-reflective finish that touches up well and hides minor surface imperfections

Low-traffic areas; interior walls and ceilings
Ceilings
Medium-Low
A matte sheen has a low-luster, reflective finish that is durable, easy to clean, touches up well and also hides minor surface imperfections

Low-traffic areas; interior walls
Family rooms, living rooms, kids' rooms, bathrooms, dining rooms, ceilings
Medium
An eggshell enamel sheen has a soft, velvety appearance that resists dirt and grime, as well as mildew

Moderate-traffic areas
Family rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, kids' rooms, hallways, dining rooms
Medium
A satin enamel sheen has a pearl-like finish that's easy to clean

All interior surfaces; moderate- to high-traffic areas
Family rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, kids' rooms, hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows, trim, cabinets, shutters, interior furniture
Medium-High
A semi-gloss enamel sheen is sleek and radiant resisting mildew, moisture and wear

Cabinets and trim; high-traffic, high-moisture areas
Kids' rooms, hallways, kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows, trim, cabinets, shutters
High
Hi-Gloss enamel sheens provide have a brilliant, shiny appearance and a durable, glass-like finish that allows dirt and grime to be wiped clean

High-use surfaces
Kitchens, bathrooms, doors, windows, trim, cabinets, shutters, interior furniture
High
Set the right curb appeal with exterior painting efforts that last

A flat sheen is non-reflective, and 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
Medium-Low
A satin enamel sheen creates a pearl-like finish that's durable and dirt-resistant. It will also resist moisture, fading and stains

Virtually all exterior surfaces
Medium-High
A semi-gloss enamel sheen is sleek and radiant with a hard, durable finish. It is formulated to withstand wear, and will also resist moisture, fading and stains

Doors, trim and shutters; Exterior furniture
High
Hi-Gloss enamel sheen have a brilliant, shiny appearance and a durable, glass-like finish that allows dirt and grime to be wiped clean

High-use surfaces
High
* Important Disclaimer: Coverage calculator results are to be used only as estimates. Behr Process Corporation cannot guarantee that you will achieve proper results without verifying your measurements and assumptions

Finding the best colour 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 you create a beautiful look and get the most from your paint. Visit the Colour Center at your local Home Depot for more tips on choosing the right sheen for your project

A flat sheen is non-reflective, and 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
Medium-Low
MARQUEE
® Exterior Flat
BEHR ULTRA ™ Exterior Flat
PREMIUM PLUS ® Exterior Flat
A satin enamel sheen creates a pearl-like finish that's durable and dirt-resistant. It will also resist moisture, fading and stains

Virtually all exterior surfaces
Medium-High
MARQUEE
® Exterior Satin Enamel
BEHR ULTRA ™ Exterior Satin Enamel
PREMIUM PLUS ® Exterior Satin Enamel
A semi-gloss enamel sheen is sleek and radiant with a hard, durable finish. It is formulated to withstand wear, and will also resist moisture, fading and stains

Doors, trim and shutters; Exterior furniture
High
MARQUEE
® Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel
BEHR ULTRA ™ Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel
PREMIUM PLUS ® Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel
Hi-Gloss enamel sheen have a brilliant, shiny appearance and a durable, glass-like finish that allows dirt and grime to be wiped clean

High-use surfaces
High
PREMIUM PLUS
® Interior/Exterior Hi-Gloss Enamel
Use this chart to help you easily choose the best sheen of paint for your upcoming exterior paint projects

|Project||Flat||Satin||Semi-Gloss||Hi-Gloss||
Flat
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|Wood||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Vinyl||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Aluminum||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Fiber Cement Siding||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Metals||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Brick||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Masonry||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Stucco||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Steel||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Fences||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Doors||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Windows & Shutters||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Trim||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Garage Doors||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Outdoor Furniture||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Railings||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
|Wrought Iron||Applicable||Applicable||Applicable|
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