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Old 06-08-2016, 01:08 PM   #1
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Paint Sheen Survey

When you repainted what sheen did you use? We have a matte finish now and I think it probably should have at least been semi-gloss. Just looks dirty to me with the finger prints. Anybody do glossy and have any regrets?

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Old 06-25-2016, 05:33 AM   #2
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Glossy cleans well but shows every imperfection in the material you are painting as well as it magnifies imperfections in your painting quality. My preference is a satin luster, then semi gloss, but never a matt finish, as exactly as you have noticed it holds dirt and fingerprints to well as isn't very washable.

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Old 06-25-2016, 05:58 AM   #3
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Satin ... no other. Go ask a professional painter in a hospital.
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Old 09-03-2016, 09:06 AM   #4
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just stop touching the walls!

i re-painted my home with matte paint and AHHH it's so much more melts away into a soft surface.

I guess I'd rather see a temporary imperfection that I can wipe away than constant imperfection glaring at me. Satin is fine, but still has enough sheen to show imperfections.
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