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Gloss or matt?

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champagnetastelemonademoney Mon 25-Jul-16 22:37:28

Currently getting new internal doors and surrounds. I quite like the look of having matt White rather than gloss. Am I being ridiculous given that I have a toddler???

Ilikedogs Tue 26-Jul-16 07:46:59

I think gloss is a bit old fashioned now. We have done eggshell and have a toddler and so far it's fine.

You could compromise with a satin finish?

SavoyCabbage Tue 26-Jul-16 07:49:14

I agree that gloss is 'out' for doors! There is much front door painting going on in my street at the moment and none of them are gloss.

VioletBam Tue 26-Jul-16 07:50:24

DH is a decorator and he says Matt. Gloss is horrid. I always have matt and it does clean if you're careful.

wowfudge Tue 26-Jul-16 08:01:09

Presumably you mean satinwood when you say matte? Just as easy to clean as gloss ime.

champagnetastelemonademoney Wed 27-Jul-16 22:22:08

Is satinwood completely matte finish?

wobblywonderwoman Wed 27-Jul-16 22:24:14

We have just finished ours in a satin and not white - it has a hint of grey in it. Came up really well

champagnetastelemonademoney Wed 27-Jul-16 22:30:05

Does satin have a sheen?

Only1scoop Wed 27-Jul-16 22:32:20

We were going to egg shell but I loved the Satin we found. Much more forgiving with fingerprints too.

Ilikedogs Wed 27-Jul-16 22:39:37

Satin does have a sheen. It goes matte - eggshell - satin - gloss.

We have a 2 year old and a dog and the eggshell finish hasn't been a problem.

Only1scoop Wed 27-Jul-16 22:44:34

I'll check out what we used. It has no Sheen. We have used on all internal doors and skirting etc.

wowfudge Thu 28-Jul-16 08:04:05

scoop I'm assuming it's eggshell, but I'll be intrigued if it isn't. As far as I know, you can't get matte interior wood paint.

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