what sheen to choose for door, casing and crown moulding?

janesylviaFebruary 9, 2013

I am going to have all interior doors changed. And I need to choose the paint for interior doors, door casing, and crown moulding. What sheen should I choose, semi gloss or gloss?

Thank you very much.

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

semi gloss

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 5:33AM
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janesylvia

Thank you very much, Chris.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 2:41PM
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snookums2

satin.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2013 at 10:09PM
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Faron79

1st choice....S/G.
2nd choice....S/G,
3rd choice....Satin.

Faron

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 12:14AM
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janesylvia

Thank you very much, snookums and faron79.
Faron79, did you mean that door: S/G. casing: S/G, crown moulding: satin? Thanks.

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 2:34AM
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Faron79

Well...I s'pose you could do a different sheen on the crowns (may even look kinda cool!), but then you'd be buying the same color in 2 sheens!

I was just being silly, with my preference for s/g in these cases! It's more durable for baseboards, etc.

Faron

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 2:44AM
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snookums2

I think you can do the higher glosses underneath for durability and then your preference for sheen for the top coat?

    Bookmark   February 11, 2013 at 1:14PM
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MdKate

Definitely semigloss. For years out of habit used gloss (maybe because our parents had) but then saw a beautiful house with semigloss and have never used anything else since.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 5:32PM
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janesylvia

Thank you very much for all your help. My contractor suggested gloss. I'll take your suggestion and go with semi gloss. I also think gloss is two shiny.

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 10:13PM
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Faron79

It can be kind of a regional thing too...

Better homes out East use Gloss some of the time.

Faron

    Bookmark   February 13, 2013 at 11:18PM
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