Best Gloss Paint for a Smooth, High-Sheen Finish

what is the best gloss paint?
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The best gloss paint can give your doors windows, skirting boards, stairs, cabinets, radiators and even walls a classy high sheen finish. Specialist gloss paint can even give masonry, laminates, PVCu and ceramic a crisp, clean mirror like finish. 

But gloss paints don’t just add a touch of style and elegance to your interior and exterior paint projects. They provide a tough, durable, moisture resistant finish that is easier to clean than lower gloss paints. This makes them ideal for front doors, kitchen, bathrooms and high traffic areas that need a frequent wipe down. 

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Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.