These images show the light reflecting properties of Eggshell or satin wall paint. (Satin and eggshell are virtually identical sheens. They are both one full sheen above flat)
The feedback we have received over the years
Wood siding and sheen are a bad combination. The rough surface will reflect light very unevenly, therefore the FLAT finish is the best choice for cedar siding.
Most of our clients do like the satin finish on Hardie plank siding.
The satin finish is a must on trim, including wood windows and gutters. The sheen will help the trim pieces stand out and offer better washability.
Our estimate will include all the right paints and sheens but we are ready to make changes based on your preferences
INTERIOR paint and sheen recommendation:
Ceilings: Sherwin Williams SuperPaint FLAT
Bath ceilings & walls: Sherwin Williams Duration® SATIN
Walls: Sherwin Williams SuperPaint VELVET
Interior millwork & cabinets: ProClassic® SATIN – millwork specific paint
EXTERIOR paint & sheen recommendation:
Wood siding: Sherwin Williams SuperPaint or Emerald FLAT
HardiePlank siding: Sherwin Williams SuperPaint or Emerald SATIN or FLAT
Exterior trim/windows/doors: Sherwin Williams Emerald SATIN