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Old 10-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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ceiling paint must be semi-gloss??

Hi Everyone,

my father in-law was telling me that kitchen ceiling paint needs to be semi-gloss by law. i'm a bit skeptical of that =P

we live in california. was just wondering if anyone has heard of that law before!

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Old 10-13-2012, 03:05 PM   #2
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As a practical matter, there is something to be said for having some sheen to a kitchen finish. In theory, eggshell and semi-gloss are easier to clean. I would match something like Benjamin Moore Aura flat to them any day.

The higher the sheen, the more imperfections will show. Pick whatever fits your decorating plans though.


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Old 10-13-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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I recommend eggshell in a quality finish. Will take car of any cleaning needs. Too much gloss screams rental property..
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Gotcha. Thanks for the info! I actually have a semi-gloss and I notice the imperfections. I took a lot of lighting out, and the patchwork shows through. It does look like a rental :P

I think I'll go with egg shell then.

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Old 10-14-2012, 03:40 AM   #5
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Just as an after thought that I ask my clients. When was the last time you cleaned the ceiling?
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