A Quick Guide to High Gloss Paint

High gloss paint is one of the most eye-catching options for your rooms. When used correctly, it can make your space look luxurious and more sophisticated by adding visual interest. This type of paint also reflects or amplifies light, which can help you achieve many different effects.

What Exactly Is High Gloss Paint?

High gloss paints have more resin than pigment, creating a mirror-like finish. The surface of high gloss paint is smooth with few irregularities to break up light. When you look at a painted wall, the difference is stark. A wall painted with flat paint will not reflect light, making it appear flat. High gloss paint has a very high sheen level and appears almost mirror-like when applied correctly.

High gloss paint has a very high sheen level and appears almost mirror-like when applied correctly.

High Gloss Paint Finishes

To achieve the proper high gloss appearance, the surfaces must be prepped to perfection! No imperfections should be left on the surface, otherwise, you will easily see it through the finish coat. Whether it’s new sheetrock or a previously painted wall – you must undergo the same prep work. Secondarily, the finish applicators must be excellent – which you can bank on when hiring Shoreline High Gloss.

To reiterate – High gloss paint will highlight any and all imperfections. Since it creates a glass-like effect, any unevenness or bumps will be more apparent with high gloss paints than flat, matte and satin options. For this reason, its essential to hire a master certified painter for your project.

Where to Use High Gloss Paint

High gloss paint can be used anywhere you’d like to achieve a ‘WOW’ effect. Today, designers enjoy the various uses of high gloss paint in dining rooms, bedrooms, living rooms and other spaces. Front doors, ceilings, and hand rails have become increasingly popular.

High gloss paints have benefits that make their applications limitless:

  • They’re great for high-traffic areas: High gloss paint is easy to clean, so scuffs and marks are easy to wash away. This characteristic keeps your walls looking as though you’ve just hired a professional to paint them.
  • They are ideal for a dramatic look: Dark hues can create a sophisticated, eye-catching look. High-gloss paints add visual interest everywhere, so bright, high gloss paint on ceilings or one wall can add aesthetic appeal to any room.
  • They can liven up trims and furniture: Durable high gloss paints are ideal for cabinets and even furniture where they can imitate quality lacquer. Darker high-gloss paint finishes create drama for trim, molding and beams.

High gloss paint can be used anywhere

Putting High Gloss Finishes in Your Home With Shoreline High Gloss

When you implement high gloss paint into your home, there are countless ways you can transform your space. If you’re looking to do something different than flat, matte, eggshell or satin finishes, adding some high gloss paints on trims or one wall can make an incredible difference that will certainly elevate your home. Since high gloss paint pairs well with other textures, you can mix and match high gloss elements with walls painted with different finishes.

If you’re interested in a high gloss painting service, choose the best! Shoreline High Gloss is one of only eight MASTER Certified Fine Paints of Europe companies with the experience and selection you need for your next project. Contact our team today to get started.