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Alternatives to gloss paint for interior woodwork?

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JellySnake Sun 04-Aug-13 16:17:08

We tried a number of satin/matt type paints until we came up with the right finish, not too matt and not too shiny. In the end we went for Dulux Satin Wood Trade available from a builders merchants or large B&Q. It painted straight over the top of gloss with a light sanding before. One coat and not too many fumes. DH did 11 doors and all the skirtings on a 4 bed house (excluding kitchen and bathroom) from a 2.5 litre tin.

QueenMaeve Tue 23-Jul-13 22:34:43

Eggshell. I would never use gloss on internal woodwork. Eggshell gives a much richer looking finish and doesn't chip. I usually use crown

NumTumDeDum Tue 23-Jul-13 21:14:56

Ah ok. I will have a look thanks.

Flicktheswitch Tue 23-Jul-13 20:45:45

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AMumInScotland Tue 23-Jul-13 20:34:10

There are loads of eggshell and satin finish paints for woodwork if you don't want a gloss finish. If you look somewhere like the B&Q website you'll find lots of choices.

DameFanny Tue 23-Jul-13 20:18:12

You can just use matt emulsion if you want. The only thing is it can be harder to strip - but I imagine chalk paint would be too.

NumTumDeDum Tue 23-Jul-13 20:15:43

I'd like a matt finish of some kind. Someone suggested Annie Sloan chalk paint but I don't live near anywhere that stocks it. Unless you can buy it mail order anywhere?

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