Satin instead of flat paint for living room

perezlinda1October 7, 2013
Can I use satin, instead of flat, paint for a living room?
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JudyG Designs
Yes, but I usually use satin for a kitchen or bathroom. Try matte, Regal, BM for a beautiful rich finish on your walls.
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lake1114
I only use satin or eggshell finishes. They are easier to wash and in my opinion, look richer than flat paint
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edithsmom
Agree with lake1114...especially if you have children...so much easier to wipe marks/fingerprints from the walls.
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Space & Place Interiors
Absolutely! Some colors will even look better with a bit of shine than in matte or flat. Just be sure to get samples and make sure you like the look before you dive in!
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Wyland Interior Design Center
In all of my kitchen and bathroom projects, I specify Matte or Eggshell only. Sherwin Williams now carries a Matte/ Flat sheen paint that is washable called Duration Home Interior Acrylic Latex Paint. Most colors, especially on an accent wall, you want more rich feel and depth to the color, that is where a Matte/ or Flat works best. I have had much success even using Duration Matte sheen on all of the walls in some of my kitchen and bathroom design projects with no problems or issues.

I typically will never use anything with more of a sheen than Eggshell. It is my experience that the more sheen, the more imperfections will start showing.

Today's paints are made so much more durable and cleanable, there is no longer the need to go with a satin in a kitchen or bathroom, as long as you used Sherwin Williams Paints. I like Benjamin Moore paints too.
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perezlinda1
Thank you all for your comments. I've picked a color and am going to try the different sheens to see which I like best.
    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 11:50AM
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Space & Place Interiors
Good luck!! (And show us the finished space when you've finished! :-)
    Bookmark   November 19, 2013 at 12:12PM
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