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Choosing which paint to use for wood & metal

First decide on the finish that you want on your wood or metal work – either gloss which has a high sheen, satin which is more subtle and gives a muted, mid-sheen finish or eggshell which has a low sheen.

Gloss
Liquid gloss – for a confident decorator, this gives a high sheen professional finish with a solvent based gloss that is tough and durable

Solo gloss – time saving gloss with lots of pigments to do the job in one coat

Non-drip gloss – easy to apply gel like consistency which turns to liquid when used

Quick dry gloss – longer lasting whiteness and is water based so dries quicker

Satin 
Solo satin – time saving satin with extra pigments to do the job in one coat

Non-drip satin – easy to apply with a gel consistency to reduce mess

Quick dry satin – longer lasting whiteness and is water based so dries quicker

Eggshell
Eggshell – low sheen finish and is solvent based which means it is durable and washable

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