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Discussion in 'Family, Home & Health' started by Tonks, Jul 19, 2019.

  1. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Jul 19, 2019
    Any thoughts? Contractor is suggesting flat so we can touch it up without having to repaint entire stretches of wall (he says you would have to do this with eggshell). That thought (repainting whole wall) is not appealing as some walls are two story.

    We will be using Sherwin Williams Duration paint. To further complicate things, they have a flat, a matte, and a satin (eggshell). I was thinking about the matte but have gotten feedback that it has a lot of sheen and some people haven’t liked it.

    Omg, paint is complicated. And honestly, at this phase of reno, I have reached decision fatigue.
     
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  2. CHRISTY-DANIELLE
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    by CHRISTY-DANIELLE » Jul 19, 2019
    My 2 cents: I don't like flat paint. If it gets a smudge, it's really hard to clean. I usually choose eggshell, a barely there sheen but scrubbable finish.
     
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  3. Bonfire
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    by Bonfire » Jul 19, 2019
    Eggshell is scrubbable, but if you need to touch up it’s obvious. It doesn’t touch up well. We just painted our two story rooms and used flat. It’s beautiful and touch ups are unnoticeable. I also didn’t want any sheen with the large amount of light in those rooms. Good luck with whatever you decide. There are always pros and cons to each finish.
     
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  4. Tekate
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    by Tekate » Jul 19, 2019
    I never had trouble touching up with eggshell, but satin probably would.. but I would guess your painter knows best, if you need to clean the walls, I'd go eggshell, I do in bathrooms if I'm not papering.
     
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  5. Tonks
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    by Tonks » Jul 19, 2019
    Contractor and designer are both recommending flat. Maybe it’s because we get so much light the sheen from the eggshell would be too much? Idk. At any rate, I think we decided on flat. With this stage of our lives (two kids and two dogs), the ability to touch up is really nice.

    Thank you all so much!
     
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