Flat paints have the least amount of gloss so they help conceal surface imperfections better than other finishes and are ideal for walls that are rough or dented. They also touch-up better, which makes a flat paint an ideal choice for family rooms, living rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms. Flat paints are also a good choice for ceilings because of their low reflectivity. Stains can be difficult to remove from flat finishes, so it’s best to use flat paints in areas that do not experience a lot of traffic.
Velvet paints resemble flat paints when viewed head on, but show a slight gloss when viewed at an angle. This slightly higher gloss provides for a more washable or scrubbable surface. These paints are ideal for areas with high traffic, such as hallways and kid’s rooms.
Eggshell paints are one step glossier than velvet paints. They convey a greater warmth and depth to surfaces than flat paints. Eggshell also tends to resist stains better than flat or velvet paint, although not as well as semi-gloss and high gloss paints. Like velvet paints, these paints are ideal for areas with traffic, such as dining rooms or a kid’s room.
Low Sheen (40)
Low sheen paints are similar to eggshell paints, but have a slightly higher gloss. They are a good choice for areas where some gloss is desired, but good cleaning properties are also necessary, such as, kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms. Their slightly glossy appearance, however, tends to highlight surface imperfections more than flat paints.
Semi-gloss paints have a slightly glossy appearance and are less reflective than gloss paints. They offer good stain resistance, are easy to clean, and are most often used in rooms requiring frequent scrubbing, such as kitchens and bathrooms. Semi-gloss is also a good alternative to gloss paints for use on windows, trim, cabinets and doors.
Gloss paints have a highly reflective appearance imparting a slick, contemporary look. They are tough, durable and stain-resistant. Gloss paints are easier to clean than lower gloss paints and are typically used in kitchens, bathrooms and on doors and cabinets exposed to fingerprints and grime. Because of its high reflection, gloss paint can highlight surface imperfections..
ULTRA-GRIP® Premium – Multi-Purpose
The versatile primer that bonds to any surface
ULTRA-GRIP® Premium is an ultra-low VOC, acrylic multi-purpose primer designed for a wide range of interior and exterior applications. It provides excellent adhesion to properly prepared drywall, wood, and masonry, as well as hard-to-stick surfaces, such as aged alkyd, aluminum, galvanized metal, vinyl, fiberglass, and select-plastics. ULTRA-GRIP® Premium has outstanding stain blocking, strong tannin resistance, great hide, and excellent enamel holdout. It applies smoothly, dries fast, and is compatible with all Dunn-Edwards latex and alkyd finishes.
- Excellent adhesion to properly prepared drywall, wood, and masonry, as well as hard-to-stick surfaces, such as aged alkyd, aluminum, galvanized metal, vinyl, fiberglass, and select plastics
- Outstanding stain-blocking
- Strong tannin resistance
- Great hide and excellent enamel holdout
- Ultra-low VOC content
BLOC-RUST® Premium (WATER BASED) – Metal
Blocks rust by protecting metal surfaces from moisture.
BLOC-RUST® Premium is a Rust Preventative primer that offers excellent corrosion resistance and adhesion on interior and exterior ferrous and non-ferrous metals, except for galvanized steel. It is formulated with advanced waterborne alkyd technology to provide superior application properties and good hide, with the convenience of lower odor, fast drying, and water cleanup.
FOR METAL SUBSTRATES ONLY
- Excellent corrosion resistance and adhesion on interior and exterior ferrous and non-ferrous metals (except galvanized steel)
- Contains advanced waterborne alkyd technology, which allows for superior application and good hide
- Very low odor, fast drying and easy to clean up with water
INTER-KOTE® Premium – Interior Wood
It is an ultra-low VOC, 100% acrylic enamel undercoater for interior wood, hardboard, and wallboard. It may be applied over previously painted surfaces that are in good condition and can also be used as a primer for new wood. INTER-KOTE®Premium provides excellent hide and sealing qualities, sands easily, and dries fast.
EZ-PRIME® Premium – Exterior Wood
Prevents tannin stains from bleeding through.
EZ-PRIME® Premium is an exterior acrylic primer that provides excellent enamel holdout and tannin stain resistance on woods such as redwood and cedar, which are subject to stain bleeding. EZ-PRIME® Premium is also recommended on exterior plywood and T1-11 siding.
- Superior tannin stain resistance on wood, such as redwood and cedar
- Excellent hide and enamel hold-out
- Ideal primer for exterior T1-11 siding, plywood, doors, windows trim and fences
- Available in quart, one-gallon, and five-gallon sizes
Drywall / Gypsum
VINYLASTIC® Premium is an ultra-low VOC, water-based sealer that has excellent sealing qualities on new drywall. It is easy to apply and dries fast for same day finishing.
EFF-STOP® Select is an interior and exterior 100% acrylic masonry primer/sealer that provides very good resistance to alkali and efflorescence. EFF-STOP® Select can be used on properly cured tilt-up concrete, poured in place concrete, stucco and block.
ENDURASEAL® EXTERIOR MASONRY SEALER
ENDURASEAL® is a premium acrylic semi-transparent sealer for smooth troweled plaster, stucco, and concrete. ENDURASEAL®provides excellent adhesion and is a recommended sealer for Endurawall® (W 370) – Elastomeric Coating. ENDURASEAL® dries to a milky-clear finish
Ultra-Premium Interior Paint for Superior Performance
SUPREMA® is a complete line of ultra premium, ultra-low VOC, acrylic latex paints. It combines exceptional hide with superior durability, washability and block resistance. It is ideal for use in any interior setting where superior performance is required.
- Ultra-premium interior water-based paint
- Ultra-low VOC (volatile organic compounds)
- Combines exceptional hide with superior durability, washability and block resistance
- Applies easily and dries to a smooth finish
Paint that works as hard as you do
ACRI-WALL® is a line of professional, Zero VOC, low odor interior paints ideal for use on new home and commercial construction and residential multi-tenant housing projects.They provide good touch-up, sheen, uniformity, and hide.
- Zero VOC, low odor
- Very good touch-up
- Very good block resistance
- Self priming on new drywall (first coat)
Superior, best-in-class line of exterior 100% acrylic paints
EVERSHIELD® is a complete line of ultra premium exterior, ultra-low VOC, 100% acrylic paint that provides maximum protection against UV color fade, mildew, efflorescence, water intrusion, and film failure (grain-cracking, peeling, blistering). Advanced technology and premium ingredients provide unparalleled performance, durability, coverage, and adhesion. EVERSHIELD®can be used on properly prepared and primed masonry, concrete, tilt-up, block, stucco, plaster, wood, and exterior metal.
- Ultra premium exterior, ultra-low VOC, 100% acrylic paints
- Outstanding stain-blocking
- Provide maximum protection against UV color fade, mildew, efflorescence, water intrusion, and film failure (grain-cracking, peeling, blistering).
- Advanced technology and premium ingredients provide unparalleled performance, durability, coverage, and adhesion.
- Can be used on properly prepared and primed masonry, concrete, tilt-up, block, stucco, plaster, wood, and exterior metal.
ACRI-HUES® EXTERIOR PAINT
Dependable and Durable Exterior Paints.
ACRI-HUES® is a line of professional, ultra-low VOC, acrylic paints that provide dependable performance, very good durability, adhesion and hide. ACRI-HUES® applies easily, dries fast and has very low odor.
- Very good hide and durability
- Good balance of sag resistance and flow & leveling
- Easy to apply
- Very low odor and ultra-low VOC content