What finish should I paint our newly finished basement ceiling with?
Interior Design
February 8, 2014 in Design Dilemma
We are finishing our basement which includes our family room, an entertainment wet bar and countertop bar, built-in bookcases, a laundry room, and a half bath. We have selected Sherwin Williams "creamy" for ceiling color, and "Rice Grain" for walls. What sheen level should we use for the ceiling vs. the walls?
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dclostboy
Definitely flat.
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bluenan
Ditto...
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mefor
Flat :)
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APK Designs LLC
The ceiling should definitely be flat. For the walls, maybe this will help you decide:
http://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/for-your-home/how-to-choose-a-paint-sheen-or-paint-finish
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Interior Design
Ok...We all agree that "flat" should be the finish for the ceiling. I am still having difficulty in deciding between "Satin" and "Pearl" in the wall finish....any more suggestions? Thank you all so much! My husband is "priming" the walls as I type this! BTW, I forgot to mention the laundry room and 1/2 bath will actually be painted "Revere Pewter" by BM!
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bluenan
I would recommend matte for the family room walls. Anything with a higher sheen will show more imperfections and is almost impossible to touch up, you'll have to re-paint an entire wall. In the laundry room and especially the half bath I would use an eggshell or pearl. In Benjamin Moore a satin is only one step down from a semi-gloss.
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