As mentioned in my prior blog is absolutely critical to choose the correct exterior paint products for specific surfaces along with the correct sheen. I will address the many different exterior surfaces and related products in this blog and those to follow. First let’s address the house siding like hardwood, cedar and stucco. All three of these surfaces require different paint or stain for it to adhere properly and provide the best durability.
Choosing what paint sheens for exterior surfaces is just as important as choosing the colors especially when painting exterior surfaces. You want to make sure the correct sheen is chosen for the siding, trim, doors and porch/deck floors that will provide the best durability. Here is a helpful link that will provide a sheen guideline for exterior surfaces:
After a client has made the correct color choice they always ask me what paint sheens for interior surfaces provide the best durability. The standard answer for interior is flat/matte for ceilings, egghsell/satin for walls and semi-gloss/hi-gloss for trim. Here is a link to the standard guidelines to follow when selecting a sheen for a specific room.