What level of paint sheen?

lucas_tx_gwMarch 7, 2013

If you used Benjamin Moore paints in your house what sheen did you use for the walls in the kitchen? Other rooms?

Were your walls smooth or textured?

Thanks!

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cat_mom

BM Aura paint, matte finish on walls and ceilings, satin finish (color matched to walls) on base molding.

Walls are smooth.

Love the matte finish. Looks velvety!

This post was edited by cat_mom on Thu, Mar 7, 13 at 22:16

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 10:15PM
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catbuilder

Benjamin Moore Regal matte and Benjamin Moore ben eggshell for walls and ceilings. Benjamin Moore waterborne Satin Impervo for trim. The walls are smooth.

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 11:28PM
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breezygirl

Thread from a couple of weeks ago

Here is a link that might be useful: Paint sheen thread

    Bookmark   March 7, 2013 at 11:46PM
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Linelle

Matte finish, textured (knock-down) walls.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:03AM
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ginny20

I didn't use BM, I used Muralo Ultra Ceramic flat, and it's scrubbable. But I'm very happy I chose flat, because when you try to touch-up a glossy finish, you have to paint the whole wall. With flat or matte, you can just touch up as needed. I did the trim in semigloss, though.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 1:21PM
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Eden-Manor

BM Scrubbable flat on all my smooth walls.

Love it!

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 3:11PM
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SparklingWater

Ginny20-glad to hear you like the Muralo Ultra. It's on my list to drive to get some and try it-great leveling as is Aura from what I've heard. Good for cabinets too.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 8:54PM
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remodelfla

BM Aura in matte. Our walls are unfortunately textured.

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 9:18PM
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ginny20

SparklingWater - Yes, Muralo Ultra Ceramic was my GC's favorite paint, and it was recommended on the Painting Forum. I repainted the old plaster walls in the adjoining PR myself, and I can attest it goes on beautifully. When you paint it over new, smooth surfaces, it just levels out perfectly. Unfortunately, the Muralo brand apparently isn't available everywhere.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 2:54PM
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belle_va

I have the BM Regal Eggshell in my kitchen. The walls are plaster and the more the sheen in a paint, the more the imperfections of the plaster are visible. I used flat in other rooms.

    Bookmark   March 9, 2013 at 5:55PM
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