best paint

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by Barry J, May 5, 2009.

  1. Barry J

    Barry J Member

    A couple of questions, what kind of paint is the best for hiding imperfections..flat or eggshell????

    And does darker colors or lighter colors hide better???


  2. frenchie

    frenchie Jack of all trades

    Flatter hides imperfections better. Color doesn't seem to make much difference, IMHO.

    A darker color might hide them longer, I suppose - irregularities catch dust, and dust shows up more on light colors.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Cave Creek, Arizona

    The less smooth or glossy the finished paint's surface, the better it will hide imperfections. But, the biggest revealer of imperfections will be a light placed close to the wall so that its light washes the wall's surface.
  4. prashster

    prashster New Member

    flat hides better but semigloss stays clean longer.
    Eggshell is usually viewed as the best homeowner compromise.
    Personally, I like the 'scrubbable flats'. Benjamin Moore has something called Matte which is my personal fave, but SW and other co's have analagous products.
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