Choosing Paint - Flat or Eggshell finish?
clmillikin
June 25, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Hi! We just purchased a home and are repainting the entire inside. We are working with a color specialist to choose the paint colors and she wants us to use flat finish (Benjamin Moore) However our current apartment has flat and it scuffs like crazy and drives me nuts. Any thoughts out there on satin / eggshell? She really poo-pooed the eggshell, but I don't want to end up with dirty walls in 6 months....I'm not really sure which way to go.
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Rockin' Fine Finish
get the matte finish its between flat and eggshell
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Fred S
Flat ceilings, Eggshell walls.
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Sasha Retana
Regal matte for living spaces. Eggshell for kitchen/bathroom
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janelindemann
Contractors like to use flat because it can be touched up without having to paint the entire wall....but I also found it impossible to keep fresh looking....I used eggshell when I repainted and am so glad I did! (Flat on ceiling though)
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Linda
BM flat paint is an entirely different product than your typical apt paint
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C Wright Design
Hi there! I would research the Benjamin Moore line. They have another product called Aura that might interest you in terms of wear and finish. Good luck!
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Aura flat is more washable than you standard flat but it's still flat you can only clean it so many times definitely look into using matte
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C Wright Design
Exactly!
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clmillikin
Thanks everyone! I'll look into the aura line and matte finish. Great idea too to use the eggshell on the wall but flat on the ceiling!
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