About Quiet Home Paints

Guidelines for Usage

What is the difference between Shell, Velvet and Satin finishes?

Shell is a soft sheen, extremely scrubbable finish and is recommended for all walls. It is your best bet for high traffic areas and nurseries. 

Velvet is an almost flat finish and works well on walls and ceilings. 

Satin is a semi-gloss finish and is recommended for woodwork or painted furniture. 

Are there any differences in application techniques from typical paint?

Not really, Quiet Nursery paints act very similar to other paints you have probably used in the past. Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound and free from grease. If in doubt clean with soap and rinse well. Remove all soft, dusty and loose material and sand lightly.

What about coverage?

Shell:
Varies with porosity, but on hard non-porous surfaces 1 gallon will cover approximately 560 sq ft per coat. One quart will cover approximately 140 sq ft per coat.

Velvet:
Varies with porosity, but on hard non-porous surfaces 1 gallon will cover approximately 560 sq ft per coat. 

Satin:
Varies with porosity, but on smooth, non porous surfaces 1 gallon will cover approximately 430 sq ft per coat. One quart will cover approximately 110 sq ft per coat.