Exterior Paint Finish Guide
Flat is a washable exterior paint finish that has no shine so it minimizes surface imperfections. It is best used in low-traffic areas.
A satin exterior paint finish has added durability without the shine. It is a scrubbable, durable paint best for moderate- to high-traffic areas.
Semi-Gloss has outstanding durability, stain resistance, scrubbability and shine. This exterior paint finish is recommended for high-traffic areas.
A gloss exterior paint finish has maximum durability, stain resistance, scrubbability and shine. It is recommended for high-traffic areas such as trim and cabinets, and areas that need maximum moisture resistance.