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Old 01-08-2012, 09:35 PM   #1
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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!

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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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My suggestion would be satin.
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You want the crown to stand out not blend in to the ceiling.
I use semi gloss but ha that's me.
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The crown is usually painted the same as all the rest of the trim( semi gloss for me)
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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.

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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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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...
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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!

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