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Old 10-12-2011, 03:16 PM   #1
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Flat vs Semi Gloss Paint


When do you use Flat and when do you use Semi-Gloss Paint ?? What would you use inside an outdoor cabana ?

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Flat is for walls and ceilings, although I like Satin or Eggshell for walls. Semi-gloss is usually used for wood trim, doors, cabinets, etc. that have a lot of potential to get dirty or get fingerprints on them, etc. and where scrubbability is important. As for a Cabana, I'm not sure exactly what you would use to paint it.............I don't like flat because it attracts dirt like no other type of paint.

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Gymschu's points are on, but I would recommend at least an exterior satin. If it's by a pool, there's a lot of vapor surrounding pools.
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