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Old 07-29-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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Painting chase/soffit

Hello, helpful folks! I'm painting a newly-finished basement that has a chase running through the middle of the living area. Should it be painted the ceiling color, or the wall color? Or, should the ceiling of the chase be painted the ceiling color and the sides, the wall color? The only thing with that is it might appear like a white stripe. What would you do? Thanks!


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Old 07-29-2007, 09:24 PM   #2
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Downplay that soffit-you don't want to draw attention to it. I would paint it the color of the ceiling to try and make it go away- that's what we normlly do...

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Old 08-02-2007, 09:25 PM   #3
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I personally agree with DaVinci on this. My goal is to make soffits and chases as inconspicous as possible, not highlight them with a two tone paint scheme. But many people insist that anything "overhead " should read as the ceiling color, and anything "vertical" should read as the wall color.
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