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Where to Use Paint with a Hard Shell Finish For Your Home
March 29, 2022 at 5:00 AM
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Not every type of paint offers the same durability. Some paints are more delicate than others and are prone to warping or discoloration. Especially in a humid, sunny environment like southern Florida.

But other paint finishes have rigid, tough, long-lasting durability that can withstand both the salt from the sea and the heat from the sun. In particular, paint types like enamel that have a hard shell finish can be trusted to last on particularly high-traffic interior surfaces of your home. Or element vulnerable exterior surfaces.

However, depending on a home’s structure and taste, you likely will want to use different types of paint to suit certain areas of your house. So, we’ve put together this guide to help you understand when it's best to use paints with a harder shell.

And if you’re planning to re-paint a condominium or your Homeowner’s Community, at UCI Paints, we specially manufacture and apply our own type of paint that is specifically designed to last in Florida.

Gloss, Flat, Eggshell, and Satin

As you begin searching for the right kind of paint for your home, you’re going to run into several terms to describe different paint finishes. Each kind has varying levels of durability, and therefore, unique uses.

Flat Paints

Flat or matte paint finishes are often used for low-traffic areas of a home such as ceilings or offices. These kinds of paints look bright and velvety and are great at hiding any wall imperfections. However, they h