Here are some practical guidelines for using black paint:
Tips for painting wall finishes:
When painting walls & ceilings a flat, satin or eggshell paint finish is ideal. Keep in mind that when you have textured walls, the shinier you go the more obvious the texture, cracks and flaws. Flat has the tendency to be more absorbent which may show fingerprints, but will also give a softer look and minimize any blemishes or cracking your walls may have. On the contrary, you may want to go for an eggshell or satin finish to guard against absorption that happens in a moist area like a bathroom, like the one shown here.
Tips for painting millwork and furniture:
When painting trim, doors, or furniture, a semi-gloss is a great choice. Semi-gloss paint is easy to clean. Whereas flat paint will show fingerprints and glossy paint shows scratches more easily. It's a great easy-to-clean finish for high-use areas.
Black paint is a great addition to any space. It can create drama, set a mood, or simply anchor a room or piece of furniture. However you chose to use black paint, a sleeker and more fashionable space is just a weekend project away.
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