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My build is clipping along (I'll make a thread eventually), and I'm starting to think about paint. My theater mimics the Cinemar / White Oaks theaters. I'll have black wainscoting and columns, and I'm eventually going to have a Nightsky Mural done. I'm planning to paint the interior of the soffit Starry Night Blue until I'm ready for the mural. Any recommendations on the specific black to use, and what sheens should I be using (black and starry night).
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My build is clipping along (I'll make a thread eventually), and I'm starting to think about paint. My theater mimics the Cinemar / White Oaks theaters. I'll have black wainscoting and columns, and I'm eventually going to have a Nightsky Mural done. I'm planning to paint the interior of the soffit Starry Night Blue until I'm ready for the mural. Any recommendations on the specific black to use, and what sheens should I be using (black and starry night).
I think using flat for all paints in a theater is the way to go.

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My build is clipping along (I'll make a thread eventually), and I'm starting to think about paint. My theater mimics the Cinemar / White Oaks theaters. I'll have black wainscoting and columns, and I'm eventually going to have a Nightsky Mural done. I'm planning to paint the interior of the soffit Starry Night Blue until I'm ready for the mural. Any recommendations on the specific black to use, and what sheens should I be using (black and starry night).
I think using flat for all paints in a theater is the way to go.

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I used Benjamin Moore eggshell on my trim since that finish is easier to clean. Eggshell is one step from flat. I think Mario used eggshell on his trim and wainscot. I used flat on my ceiling.

My in progress build thread: The Salt Mine
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I am very very happy with how my paint came out...it's appearance with the lights on almost looks like fabric and with the lights off the reflection is a diffuse glow relative to what is on the screen.

I used Benjamin Moore Aura in matte, which is a little more forgiving (fingerprints, etc) than flat.
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I've been happy with all my paint as well. I should have them all listed in my thread in the very first post.

Don't go flat paint on the trim, that looked really bad in my opinion.
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