Semi-gloss paint for walls, trim and ceiling?

kellyd743June 24, 2011

I want a blank canvas to show off furntiure,reclaimed, distressed hardwood floors, and architexture. My friend/designer recommends painting the ceiling, walls, and trim the same shade of white (happens to be SW Reserved White) which I am fine with. She also wants it ALL to be semi-gloss. My painter (76 year old father) and husband are hesitant. Have y'all seen this and is it a good look? This is happening in nearly every room on my main floor so I can't afford a mistake! Btw, my windows and doors will be painted a darker shade - Urban Bronze.


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It's okay if you are willing to overlook what high sheen does to wall surfaces. Every flaw in every surface will now be amplified. Some designers don't even consider that. I think this look is fine in an older house with old wavy plaster walls that are probably not going to look that good no matter what sheen you use.

    Bookmark   June 24, 2011 at 1:01PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

My friend/designer

needs to go to decorating school.

a semi gloss will look like a hospital room, or most likely much, much worse as paintguy has explained.

not a good choice at all

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 6:31AM
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Thanks - we over ruled the suggestion.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2011 at 10:42AM
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