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Regal Select Paint: 5 Finishes Guide

January 24, 2023 4 min read

Benjamin Moore eggshell finish

You finally chose the perfect paint color for a room in your home, but what about the paint finish? Choosing the right type of paint finish is very important, since this addition will establish the overall look for your newly painted room. Not many people understand what paint finish works best for each individual space. For instance, the paint finish for your bedroom (considered a “low traffic area”) should not be the same as the paint finish for your kitchen or bathroom, which will need to be highly durable. No need to worry – this guide from the experts at Ricciardi Brothers will help you with choosing the perfect Regal Select Paint Finish for any room in your house. 


Regal Select Finishes:

1. Regal Select Flat Finish

Flat Finish - grey bedroom

The term flat paint means that this finish has the least amount of shine. A flat finish does not reflect light, which means it will not provide any sheen. With less shine and sheen on your walls, this ultimately lets more paint color come through. With a higher pigment of color, the flat paint finish produces a smooth appearance, which is beneficial for hiding flaws such as patches, nail holes, scratches, blemishes, and more. However, you should not be using a flat paint finish for high traffic areas in your home. Since this finish is the hardest to clean, flat paint finish works best in low traffic areas, including bedrooms, home offices, and ceilings.

Pros of Flat Finish 

  • Hides Flaws
  • More Paint Pigment
  • Requires Fewer Coats

Cons of Flat Finish

  • Difficult to Keep Clean
  • Least Durable Type of Paint

Best Used For

  • Low Traffic Areas

2. Regal Select Eggshell Finish

eggshell finish

From professional painters to DIY-ers, eggshell paint finish is extremely popular nowadays! The eggshell finish has slightly more shine to it than the flat finish. Don’t get hung up on the name “eggshell” – this paint finish is highly durable and easy to clean, making it perfect for mid to low traffic areas including your hallways, living room, and even your entryway. The eggshell paint finish provides a low-sheen and soft, smooth result that truly resembles an eggshell. This finish is beneficial for hiding any blemishes on your walls and it resists stains.

Pros of Eggshell Finish

  • Easy to Clean
  • Perfect Amount of Shine
  • Resists Stains and Hides Wall Blemishes

Cons of Eggshell Finish

  • Difficult to Touch Up

Best Used For

  • Mid – Low Traffic Areas

3. Regal Select Pearl Finish

pearl finish

Panorama frame Laundry room interior with cabinets wahing machine and dryer against white wall. Window, laundry basket, clothes rod, and tile floor can also be seen inside this room.

Pros of Pearl Finish

  • High Durability
  • Easy to Clean

Cons of Pearl Finish

  • More Susceptible to Showing Lap Marks & Other Painting Flaws

Best Used For

  • High Traffic Areas

4. Regal Select Matte Finish

matte finish bedroom

Very similar to the flat paint finish, matte finish is practically “shine-free” and also provides the benefits of hiding wall imperfections and having a high color pigment on your walls. The main difference between flat and matte finishes is that matte is somewhat more durable. Matte paint finishes also require fewer coats of paint, which makes it easier for touching up and can save you money. A matte finish will work best for rooms that have low traffic, such as adult bedrooms, ceilings, or a formal dining room.

Pros of Matte Finish

  • Shine-Free
  • Depth of Paint Color
  • Hides Imperfections
  • Easy to Touch Up

Cons of Matte Finish

  • Difficult to Clean

Best Used For

  • Low-Traffic Areas

5. Regal Select Semi-Gloss Finish

semi-gloss finish bathroom

Semi-gloss paint has the shine and reflective characteristics perfectly suited for your kitchen or bathroom. Semi-gloss paint finish is highly durable, as well as mildew-resistant, making this the best choice for high traffic areas that may have moisture present and/or everyday wear and tear. Also, using a semi-gloss paint finish will give your room a shiny, sleek, and brighter appearance than other whites and finishes on the market. This paint finish is designed for kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and cabinets, as well as for trim, doors, chair rails, and more!

Pros of Semi-Gloss Finish

  • Shiny & Reflective
  • Highly Durable
  • Mildew-Resistant
  • Easy to Clean

Cons of Semi-Gloss Finish

  • Shows Imperfections

Best Used For

  • Trim
  • High-Traffic Areas

Get Your Regal Select Interior Paint at Ricciardi Brothers Today

At Ricciardi Brothers, you can shop all Benjamin Moore’s Regal Select Interior Paint colors and finishes by ordering online or picking up in-store. Experience premium performance from Regal Select Interior Paint, which provides easy application with smooth and beautiful results each time you paint! Regal Paint is available in five finishes, including flat, eggshell, pearl, matte and semi-gloss, as well as a full spectrum of colors. If you would like more information, please visit one of our NJ, PA, or DE locations in your neighborhood or contact us today.



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