Satin Or Semi-Gloss For JeldWen Interior Molded Panel Doors
Replacing all the interior doors in the house w/JeldWen pre-hung, molded panel composite doors w/ProCore insulation (so they're not entirely 'hollow'). We're getting them from Home Depot in the textured -woodgrain finish as opposed to the smooth, and they're already pre-primed.
All the instructions re painting these type doors says to use semi-gloss or gloss. I want satin! Satin doors w/semi-gloss trim. Called the company (and even their competitor: Masonite) and no one there could give me a logical reason why they both advise to use semi-gloss or gloss.
I'm guessing because they think doors usually get rough treatment and need frequent scrubbing/washing, that the semi-gloss or gloss will withstand washing better than the satin. But it's just me and DH and there's no little ones bashing their bikes into the doors anymore, so that's not an issue. Besides, like I said, I much prefer the subtler satin on the doors.
Do you think that could be their reason? All I wanted was to know if there was some technical reason as to why satin paint can't be used on these doors and no one seems to be able to give me a logical answer. I'm using Sherwin Superpaint, btw.
Anyone care to take a stab at this one?