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Old 03-22-2012, 03:01 PM   #1
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Going to get some Perma-White for the bathroom and have a question about sheen.

I am looking at satin or semi-gloss. How glossy is the semi? When compared to something like SW Pro Classic or BM Super Spec?

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Go with the satin

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Major paint manufacturers all have their paints tested and approved by MPI (Master Painter's Institute). They have standards of systems, product performance and sheens. Sheens are rated on a 60 degree gloss meter. MPI gl5, Semi-Gloss, has a gloss level of 50-55. MPI gl4, eggshell, has a level of 20-25. Approved manufacturers have to fall within these ranges. Zinsser submits their products to MPI..
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I would not use semi-gloss on walls, unless you want the 1950s look.
Satin is much more contemporary, and will be sufficiently durable.
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Sorry for the confusion, this isn't for the walls. I should have been more specific...

I am going to paint the vanity cabinet. The left side of this cabinet is next to the toilet, and pretty close. And this is the 'boys' bathroom(my boy and me) so I need something that wipes and cleans easily

I was thinking Perma-White, but I am open to what you all suggest.

Thanks, and sorry for not letting you guys know exactly what I was doing.
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Perma white is forumlated to be impervious to steam, so it will handle the splash, and be washable. I'm not sure about the corrosive factor though, but I don't think it should be an issue. I'd go with the satin as well.
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If you have not bought any paint yet, I would go with an oil semi gloss for what you described

I am not sure perma white is formulated for wood, it could be,I don't know
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Super spec is Ben Moore's top contractor grade. Good paint but not 100% acrylic. Not sold in quarts.

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