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Old 01-30-2013, 11:07 PM   #16
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Satin or eggshell both have a sheen(usually about half the sheen of semi-gloss)and both are washable.They don't show the imperfections that a semi-gloss shows because of the lower sheen.But of course,if you like the semi-gloss finish then by all means use what you like.

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Old 01-30-2013, 11:09 PM   #17
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:25 AM   #18
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I have always used semi gloss on my walls. It washes good that is why I won't use flat it is dull looking and doesn't wash well. What else would I use if I didnt use semi gloss?

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Ok I didn't realize you could wash a flat paint that well. I still don't like flat paint because it looks so dull to me.
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Christina, there are a couple of options between flat and semi-gloss. I've been rolling walls for a long time and I would dread rolling semi-gloss on anything but a bathroom. It's that difficult and unforgiving to work with, even for a pro. Even satin, just below semi, is a bit tricky and finicky. Eggshell and flat enamels, or mattes, are washable and have a slight angular sheen. Velvets, low lusters are some others. All washable and far easier to work with. They're easier on the rods and cones also.
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Ok thanks. I am way to far along to change my paint now, pretty much done. BUT when this color gets old to me and I decide to paint again I think I might try something with less gloss maybe eggshell. I have rolled over my patch about 5 times today letting it dry quite well between times and it does look a little better than it did. What causes the little air bubbles in the paint? I got a few on the patch, is it because maybe it wasn't dry enough one time? I just poked them with a needle and they are pretty much gone.
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Ok thanks. I am way to far along to change my paint now, pretty much done. BUT when this color gets old to me and I decide to paint again I think I might try something with less gloss maybe eggshell. I have rolled over my patch about 5 times today letting it dry quite well between times and it does look a little better than it did. What causes the little air bubbles in the paint? I got a few on the patch, is it because maybe it wasn't dry enough one time? I just poked them with a needle and they are pretty much gone.
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I just figured out where I got the impression you were using flat, it's the title of the thread. I knew I wasn't crazy. After you corrected me I scoured this thread for the word flat, never realizing it was the title.

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