Brian Stiffler – White Pelican Home Services

Q. How do I choose the right paint sheen for the home project I’m working on? 

A. When new construction is done on a home, the walls get a flat paint. Unfortunately, when people begin bumping into the wall, the paint starts to peel and you cannot wipe it down. Therefore, homeowners want to use a paint with sheen, or shine, so the walls are more durable and more resistant to cleaning agents. 

There are different types of paint finishes, including satin, semi-gloss, eggshell, and matte finish. Of course, choosing the right kind of paint finish is a matter of personal choice. If you have pets, kids, or lots of people in the home, then I would definitely choose sheen because the walls are going to need to be wiped down. Again, sheen holds up to the wear and tear of everyday life, and the higher the shine, the more durable it will be. 

Semi-gloss and glossy sheens create a bright, shiny look. They are durable and pleasing to the eye. Eggshell is a low-gloss sheen that creates a soft, velvety finish. Some people like matte finish because it doesn’t reflect light directly and hides imperfections. It all depends on what kind of look the homeowner is going for. 

Many residents in The Villages and surrounding communities realize painting is an effective way to transform a space and make it look more aesthetically pleasing. I’ve done interior and exterior painting for more than 20 years now and can do all the types of paint finishes mentioned above. I love to paint and receive lots 

of satisfaction from seeing a room transform from old and dingy to brand new. We do residential and commercial painting, and our team takes lots of pride in every home or business we paint. 

We’re based in Lady Lake and service Lake, Sumter, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Hillsboro, and Pinellas counties. 

352.388.3738 // // 718 S. U.S. Highway 441, Lady Lake 32159