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post #31 of 37 Old 10-31-2012, 09:16 PM
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So Big - is there a difference in the "shine/sheen" between the flat matte and the enamel?
(Or are you saying they are the same?)

Which would you use for the front wall and which would you use for the ceiling?

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Flat and flat enamel are different. In areas that are out of reach and can't be touched, flat is the way to go if you don't want any reflections. It will scuff with the slightest touch however, and touchups are kind of a pain. I used it on everything that needed a dark color but would be covered, like my false wall framing and fabric frames. Flat enamel definitely has more of a sheen, but not too bad. It does show scuff marks, but they are easier to clean. You can't scrub it, but you can carefully remove scuffs. I used it on my soffit which sits fairly low, especially over the riser. I didn't want to deal with finger prints. For a high ceiling that could not be touched, I would use flat instead of flat enamel.

For a little extra protection and ease of cleaning, I'm using eggshell on my trim and door. All 3 sheens are the old Mouse Ears mix, now simply referred to as Behr "black". You can get all of them in either Premium Plus (no integral primer) or Premium Plus Ultra (primer mixed in). I haven't heard many good things about the Ultra so I've been using the Premium Plus.
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I went with the premixed Glidden flat black. I'm very happy with the results. My painter did 2 coats over 1 coat of primer on new drywall and it looks great.
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Thanks spaceman - do you have a preference for roller thickness for applying the different kinds of paint?
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I think it would depend on the texture of your walls/ceiling. After all of the horror stories about roller marks, I bought one of these. Very easy to use and clean. Highly recommended.

http://www.gleempaint.com/noname.html
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I've always used 3/8" nap. My painter uses 1/2". He also doesn't do a W or M. He just does straight lines back and forth and it turns out great.
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My HD didn't have a paint chip for any of the disney line either. But the guy behind the counter said they have all the formulations on record. Just ask them they can still mix it.
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