Paint sheen on trim


Old 11-05-19, 04:19 PM
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Paint sheen on trim

We're in the process of soliciting estimates for interior painting. We have white semi-gloss trim and expected to repaint trim with semi-gloss white. One painter told us semi-gloss trim is dated and that homeowners today paint trim with a satin sheen. I'd appreciate thoughts on this.
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Old 11-05-19, 04:26 PM
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Everyone has an opinion. My opinion is (outdated or not) that the higher the gloss, the easier it is to dust and/or wash.
Old 11-05-19, 04:50 PM
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I would agree, semi gloss and that god awful gloss went out of style decades ago!
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Sounds like that's 1 and 1.
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One sheen glossier than the walls is a good place to start. Personally, I like satin on my walls so it would not be glossy enough for my trim, were my trim to be painted (it's stained).
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I agree the trim should have more sheen than the walls so that is a starting point. With wider fancier woodwork I've always been partial to gloss as it kind of highlights it a little more BUT there are no set rules, as long as you don't use flat paint the determining factor should be what pleases you and yours.
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