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Picking a Sheen

Posted by robspaintingservice on February 20, 2011 at 11:05 AM

Good morning.

So as a follow up to the materials you use, picking a sheen to put on your wall is just as important.

The best way to pick a sheen for your walls is to take a look at the conditions of your walls. If you have an older house, settling usually becomes an issue. The older the house the more careful you should be picking the type of sheen you are looking for.

When I come in and look at a brand new house that just had a contractor come in and spray a washed down flat paint to the walls, you most of the time can put any sheen on top of that.

The fact you have brand new walls allows you to pick any sheen you want. There wont be many nail pops if any along with any settling issues. I typicly will tell the homeowner to go with an eggshell paint. This gives you some washability and is good in high traffic areas. If you are a new family with little ones, this is ideal.

Benjamin Moore also sells aquapearl which is a higher sheen than eggshell but not as high as semigloss.

These sheens can be used in bathrooms and kitchens where you get alot of heat and moisture.

I always promote using a semigloss on all trim and doors. A fresh coat of semigloss on trim and doors look beautiful!!

There are many sheens along with price points you should consider. Next blog I will review sheens and prices. These too run in a wide variety of ranges. Hope this helps you pick a good sheen!!! :)

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Reply Michele
9:07 PM on April 2, 2014 
Hi Rob! This is Joe's wife, Michele! I want to thank you again for the beautiful job you did in our kitchen and family room. I love the color and the job you did is absolutely perfect! I look forward to having you paint the exterior of our house this year as well and know it'll be just a perfect as the work you did inside! Thank you again!!!! :)
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Oh, forgot to mention I enjoyed checking out the pics of other work you've done on this website! It gave me ideas on future colors! Thank you!
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