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tdeepness 03-27-2010 11:26 AM

Satin or Semi-Gloss Paint for Molding and Trim?
 
I'm re-doing all of the trim in my house. The old trim was small, simple, and stained. I'm going with a more decorative and larger trim and will be painting it white. Which sheen of paint should I use, satin or semi-gloss?

thanks!

Big Bob 03-27-2010 01:38 PM

Semi-gloss is the typical sheen on painted trim. Potentical buyers might expect it.

But, style of trim, age of house, and general impact of the space can all be considerations to look at other sheens that might work better or make a statement.

Don't be afraid to test an area or a room if you feel like trying something.

oarfish 03-27-2010 02:14 PM

Usually this is how goes from flat to shiny: flat, satin, semi gloss, high gloss.
Some brands: Flat, eggshell, satin, gloss.

What I am trying to say is the satin and semi gloss could have the same amount of sheen depending on brand.

I would use either one with confidence on woodwork.

slickracer 03-28-2010 08:45 AM

I've painted a bunch of trim with Muralo Satin flow enamel and I really like the subdued look.

CommerceComet 03-29-2010 09:59 PM

I use
 
I use Muralo Ultra waterborne semi Gloss-the best trim paint I've ever used


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