Terms of the Trade: What Is Satin Paint? Terms of the Trade: What Is Satin Paint?
Satin paint has a slight gloss to it and a richer tone than its counterparts such as a flat or semi-gloss finish. It's smooth, and strikes a nice balance between gloss and sheen. This variety is suitable for use as trim or ceilings, but also on walls in high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathroom, and kids' rooms.