Semi Gloss Vs Satin Paint. A gloss or a semigloss paint finish reflects relatively more light and hence its shinier than a finish achieved by satin paint. In general, the glossier the paint, the more durable it is, although some paints are designed specifically to be very durable, regardless of sheen.
Once you've picked the right sheen for your room, it's time to consider the paint color. If you decide to use lacquer as a finish for wood, furniture, metal or other objects and. Satin and semigloss polyurethane finishes give wood surfaces.
Color isn't the only choice you have to consider when selecting the right paint.
Satin paints have some shine to them, yet don't bring out a wall's imperfections as much as a gloss paint. A satin finish will leave you with a medium gloss, that doesn't shine as much as gloss paint as it's less reflective. Flat or matte paint has no gloss and is difficult to clean; Current ceiling in apartment was satin finish.