These paint finishes reflect the most light of any when dry, providing a bright sheen.

  • Toughest, most durable types of paint
  • May highlight surface characteristics
  • Excellent choice for trim and cabinets
  • Ideal for areas exposed to heavy traffic
  • Pros

    Gloss finishes prove durable and scrubable, with semi-gloss offering high resistance to moisture. Use in the kitchen and bathrooms as well as on trim and molding throughout the house.

  • Cons

    These finishes show every single imperfection in surface and application, requiring additional prep work and sanding to create a smooth surface. Touch ups of this finish also will stand out because of the difference in sheen.