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Old 11-22-2015, 09:07 AM   #1
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i have led's like these in my kitchen ceiling . they are white. i want them to be brown. i have 2 cans of spray enamel paint, gloss and satin.
which do you think i should use, and why ?
it is probably person preference , but there may be some issue i am not seeing as to one vs the other.

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white = uggg
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Old 11-22-2015, 09:24 AM   #3
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I'd prime them and paint the rings to match the ceiling.
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Gloss Enamel will be shiny, and cause odd reflections from any other light source.

I vote satin, after a decent primer.


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i was planning to do this today. but grouting my kitchen floor and rearanging the living room took my time.

so more opinions are welcome
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I would be inclined to paint the ceiling white, so there is a uniform field of white overhead. Or paint them a beige which matches the current ceiling color. But I realize that is not what you are after.

Between satin and gloss, I would also choose satin for appearance.
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I would be inclined to paint the ceiling white, so there is a uniform field of white overhead. .... Between satin and gloss, I would also choose satin for appearance.

I would do the same. That's a nice and glossy non-white ceiling. While you're at it, replace the surface light above the sink.

If you really want a beige ceiling. Match that trim imho.
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white ceiling = not me. the color there is correct, for now. but was the wrong sheen. but thats ok, it all needs another coat anyway.

that light, i just threw that up there cause i had it. once the kitchen is mostly done i will pick out something goes with it all.

ok, i think i will try the satin and see how it looks.
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update, kinda.

yesterday i painted one of them, interesting results.
pics and review later.
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