paint finish
January 23, 2014
One painting company said standard practice is to use eggshell finish through out the house. Another is telling me flat unless area where alot of moisture (kitchen, bath). What is 2014 trend for interior paint finish? I have contemporary/modern decor.
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Julie Westerfield of McDaniels Sales Company
Know that matte (flat) finishes are very hard to maintain and show every little mark, smudge, or spec. Eggshell is a much easier finish to wash or wipe without leaving swipe marks. Flat finishes really should only be in extremely low traffic areas. Even though the low sheen is trending right now, it's not the most practical surface finish.
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I just finished an interior paint job and I am also modern. I used the latex flat on wall and ceiling. Satin on my doors and wood work. I seem to like this finish combination together as I don't like shiny. The paint turned out very soft to the eye. Hope this helps. Good luck!!
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Also, I forgot to mention, the shinier the finish, it appears that wall imperfections show more.
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CK Hoffman Design
My favorite paint for interiors is Sherwin Williams Duration Home - Matte Finish. It has the durability of an eggshell with a very low matte sheen - but not FLAT. It's a wonderful paint, great for kitchens, baths and high traffic arEas :) CKH
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