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jacky 01-08-2012 10:35 PM

finish for crown moulding
 
Just had crown moulding put in. I have flat ceiling in white and Flat wall in a brown tone. Not sure what is better, to use to use flat or semi-gloss for the moulding. Plan on using the same white as on the ceiling. Thanks!

titanoman 01-08-2012 10:48 PM

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Originally Posted by jacky
Just had crown moulding put in. I have flat ceiling in white and Flat wall in a brown tone. Not sure what is better, to use to use flat or semi-gloss for the moulding. Plan on using the same white as on the ceiling. Thanks!

I've never seen trim painted flat.

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Jay 78 01-08-2012 10:48 PM

My suggestion would be satin.

joecaption 01-08-2012 10:51 PM

You want the crown to stand out not blend in to the ceiling.
I use semi gloss but ha that's me.

chrisn 01-09-2012 04:19 AM

The crown is usually painted the same as all the rest of the trim( semi gloss for me)

ARC Painting 01-09-2012 05:48 AM

put it this way: it depends on your taste and decor, either way will work.

Flat crowns will make it look like they are 'part of' the ceiling, and blend in more. It is a more subtle route. Use the same paint as on ceiling, you want it to match.

crowns in semi-gloss (or satin, etc.) would be to tie into the rest of the trim (use same colour as trim)
Crowns will be more apparent this way; do this if you want to highlight them.

Hope that helps!

titanoman 01-09-2012 11:01 AM

All that hard work to hang crown and then try to hide it by making it blend in with the ceiling?

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Brushjockey 01-09-2012 01:48 PM

Some of the worst adhesion problems I have seen is when someone slops flat ceiling paint on a previously enameled crown- really hard to scrape that crap off the curve...

ARC Painting 01-10-2012 08:07 AM

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Originally Posted by titanoman (Post 817358)
All that hard work to hang crown and then try to hide it by making it blend in with the ceiling?

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true, true.

but if they are installed poorly, a flat finish makes them look better!:jester:


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