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Glass Cleaning Services is the premier window cleaning service in north Georgia. We have many options to take care of your window cleaning needs. We also clean chandeliers, light fixtures, ceiling fans, skylights, mirrors, blinds and glass doors. Screen door and window screen repair. Pressure washing is also available.

3748 Twin Creek Ct
Flowery Branch,
GA
US

Matte, Satin, or Gloss? Lighting Up a Room with Paint

Matte, Satin, or Gloss? Lighting Up a Room with Paint

Is there a difference between satin and eggshell? Is latex paint less shiny than oil-based paint? How do you measure gloss, anyway? Find out with Groupon's look at paint sheen.

Velvet. Platinum. Pearl. Suede. These aren’t paint colors—they’re levels of sheen, which have fancifully proliferated since the days when interior paint came only in flat, semi-gloss, and gloss. The truth is, assigning sheen levels isn’t an exact science. A 2003 study in PaintPro found that, when checked with a gloss meter (a tool that measures reflection from a surface), paints placed in the same category of sheen in fact varied considerably between brands, with latex paints in particular tending to reflect less light than their counterparts. From lowest to highest sheen, here’s a look at the most common categories along this slippery continuum.

Flat/Matte: At the lowest end of the sheen spectrum, matte paints do wonders to hide the surface imperfections that glossier paints can highlight. Because they tend to hold dirt, they’re most often used on low-traffic surfaces such as bedroom walls or the ceilings of non-lizard households.

Eggshell/Low-Luster: Named “eggshell” because their slight sheen evokes that of a freshly painted egg, low-luster paints create an elegant look that is easier to wash than flat paints. As with all paints that fall somewhere between matte and semi-gloss, eggshell paints can create a subtle sense of warmth and depth in a room.

Satin: Satin paints are easier to clean than eggshell, and thus ideal for higher-traffic rooms, such as kids’ bedrooms.

Semi-Gloss: Paints with glossy qualities tend to show nicks and uneven surfaces, but they can also stand up to a lot more scrubbing. These paints are ideal for wet or messy environments such as kitchens and bathrooms.

Gloss/High Gloss: The shiniest paint variety, high-gloss provides a look reminiscent of enamel or even plastic. It’s most often used to highlight smooth and carefully prepared surfaces such as trim, woodwork, cabinets, and doors.

6349 Old Dawsonville Rd.
Gainesville,
GA
US

NGES is a full service septic and sewer company. We have over 55 years of combined experience within our staff in the septic industry. Our vision is that every person we meet sees professionalism, integrity and knowledge through our commitment to the environment, and service to our industry.

1764 Highway 129 S
Cleveland,
GA
US

The expert pest-removers at Exterminator's Inc. of North Ga keep homes clear of vermin. Indoor and outdoor treatments create pest-repelling barriers that keep rodents and bugs at bay even as temperatures drop. In-depth termite inspections search for evidence of that most destructive of pests, using moisture readings to determine how attractive crawlspaces, door frames, and window sills are to the wood-shredding louts. And, to ensure no stone is left un-turned, technicians also check for tiny underground mud tunnels or insect-sized teleportation platforms that can provide access through the house's foundation.

P.O Box 971
Lula,
GA
US

If you find yourself marveling at the exquisite setup of lighting and flat-screens at Turner Field Chevy’s show room, thank the team at CineMcKay. Led by James, an electrician with more than 15 years of experience, the CineMcKay crew specializes in flat-panel television installations that meticulously hide wires from view. They apply the same attention to detail when installing surround-sound systems, ceiling fans, interior lighting, and security lighting and cameras.

4502 Turning Leaf Dr
Gillsville,
GA
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