Velvet Flat

  • Non-reflective, so it conceals imperfections better than higher sheen paints
  • Stain removal may be more difficult than other sheens due to its more porous nature
  • Good choice for living rooms and bedrooms
  • Pros

    Matt and flat finishes cover imperfections in surface and application, making either a great choice for ceilings as well as for walls in the bedroom, dining room and living room. You can easily touch up this finish.

  • Cons

    In general, they hold dirt and prove difficult to clean, because cleaning can actually remove the finish. Some manufacturers, such as Behr, Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore, make scrubbable versions that allow for easier cleaning. Do not use in bathrooms, the kitchen or a kid's room.