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What sheen should I use

Posted by betsy29 (My Page) on
Fri, May 6, 11 at 9:04

Just remodeled my kitchen which now extends into my eating area/family rm. I plan on painting the entire area with the same color, there is very little painting to be done in the kitchen area, due to backsplash. Some of the area is high traffic, where we come in from garage/area around patio dr, the rest is basciall fam rm walls. There are some imperfections on one wall, (in dark area) due to my lack of skills at drywall repair. Flat, eggshell or satin? Help me decide! (If it helps I am an empty nester with no grandkids yet!)

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RE: What sheen should I use

Matte finish will make imperfections less obvious.

RE: What sheen should I use

Eggshell is typical it's what most people run with, Satin will most likely be too bright and show off all of your handywork... flat will hide your imperfections the best... however durability is not there with the flat... if the paint you are looking at has a sheen between flat and eggshell this may perhaps be the winner, I know Ben Moore has a matte finish that looks great after cure... gives the durability of eggshell without the sheen.

RE: What sheen should I use

Matte is marketed as being as durable as eggshell but I still haven't really found one that really is that durable. Aura Matte is probably the best one out there, but really if you want true durability, you need to use an eggshell. Yes, it's shiny, but that is the tradeoff.

RE: What sheen should I use

It's all relative too....

My FPE Eurolux "Matte" looks like a standard EGGSHELL!
My C2 "Matte" is much closer to a "Flat"...just the slightest sheen.

Use Eggshell!
Very washable....WHEN FULLY CURED....


RE: What sheen should I use

this is one of the best blogs I have seen for information.
She gives colors and sheens for every room and they are magnificent.

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