Should ceilings always be painted in flat sheen?
faralibrizzi
August 18, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We painted our ceilings yesterday in white eg shel sheen and my husband is telling me it looks really bad and needs to be redone. Will it get better over time or should we redo it now while we aren't living in the home?
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R H Kitchen and Bath Ltd
I prefer flat paint on ceilings. Egshell might show imperfections on a ceiling with the way the light usually hits the ceiling. We do flat paint even when we paint the same color on walls and ceiling.
August 18, 2013 at 6:24am   
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faralibrizzi
My husband is already buying the flat paint. He can't stand it. Thanks for the quick response.
August 18, 2013 at 6:26am   
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R H Kitchen and Bath Ltd
You're welcome. Good luck.
August 18, 2013 at 6:42am   
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Rockin' Fine Finish
Flat for main living areas and satin or higher for wet rooms or rooms with high humidity . Paints with sheens can be hard to paint on ceilings as you will see lap marks and cut in lines if you are not able to keep a wet edge
August 18, 2013 at 8:36am   
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judianna20
I use my trim color on my ceilings in flat. There are times when a sheen is great on a ceiling, but generally flat is the better way to go.

Leave the semi-gloss for the woodwork.

August 18, 2013 at 8:41am   
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faralibrizzi
I see what your saying. I thought it would make it easier to keep clean, especially in the kitchen. But you do see the lines from the roller so it doesn't look good.
August 18, 2013 at 8:44am   
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