Don't know your eggshell from your satin? Dr Dulux de-mystifies paint jargon for good.
Q: Hi Dr Dulux, I'm redecorating at the moment but I'm a bit bamboozled by all the different paint types and finishes. I know what Matt and Gloss are, but what's the difference between Satin, Eggshell, Silk and Sheen, and which is the best type to use? With thanks, Maggie, Cheshire.
A: Choosing the right sheen level can completely transform the look of your walls, so make sure you consider different finishes to make the biggest impact in your space. Here's a little guide to help you:
Matt emulsion is smooth, velvety and helps to hide imperfections on less-than-perfect walls.