Terms of the Trade: What Is Flat Paint? Terms of the Trade: What Is Flat Paint?
Flat matte paint is a common choice for high traffic areas because it absorbs light and therefore hides surface imperfections. It's a great choice if you have a wall that's a bit uneven in texture because the chalky finish, unlike one with a high sheen, camouflages any unintentional dimension. The downside of flat paint? It can scuff easily.