What Exterior Paint Lustre To Use?


Pick Your Sheen

  1. Satin/eggshell: Best for siding because it’s a low-reflective finish that’s good at hiding surface imperfections. …
  2. Semigloss: This shinier sheen is easier to clean, more durable, and more moisture resistant than a satin or eggshell paint.


For exterior trim, siding and brick use a mid-level sheen such as BEN or Benjamin Moore Regal Select Exterior Low Lustre. Sherwin Williams Duration also has a mid-level sheen called Low Lustre. Front doors should be slightly shiner. For Benjamin Moore exterior paints pick Soft Gloss, and for Sherwin Williams choose Satin sheen.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is low luster paint good for exterior?

Low Lustre paints are excellent for areas that require some gloss, but also require good cleaning properties and resistance to moisture. Low Lustre paints tend to be used in exterior coatings and are best suited for siding and masonry surfaces.

What can you use Dulux lustre paint on?

Dulux Lustre Finish is recommended for interior use and can be used on plastered walls or metal surfaces. It is a special enamel paint that imparts a hard film and, if touched up with rollers while wet, offers a pearl-like dana finish that imparts a unique look to the surfaces.

What does semi gloss pearl lustre paint do?

This range of ready mixed pearlescent paints allows the designer to add a subtle extra dimension to the colour. The semi-gloss pearl sheen manages to avoid the garishness of high gloss and glitter finishes whilst achieving a far more interesting surface than plain flat colour.

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