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charlie10k Sun 27-Sep-20 10:18:49

I have loads of internal doors to paint in my old cottage. Any ideas for alternatives to shiny gloss type finish? Are clay paints an option?

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CurlyStrawsRock Sun 27-Sep-20 22:51:31

Satin finish is lovely. We use Crown Quick Dry Satin in pure brilliant white

minipie Sun 27-Sep-20 22:55:34

Yes satinwood or eggshell (almost the same thing).

If using white or a pale colour then choose a water based paint or it will yellow.

Basillify Mon 28-Sep-20 07:18:18

Another vote for eggshell here. Little bit more sheen than matt but quite a bit less than gloss.

LooseMooseHoose Mon 28-Sep-20 09:48:06

Would you consider a colour? We viewed a gorgeous old cottage with whitewashed walls and sagey-grey-green internal doors and frames. Looked amazing.

We also viewed a very modern house with white walls and dark grey internal doors.

Paint was probably eggshell, not completely Matt but no shine either

MelrosePlace Mon 28-Sep-20 09:54:52

Thanks

Chocolate1984 Mon 28-Sep-20 14:09:03

My painter recommended eggshell 8 years ago and I really like it. All of my doors and woodwork are eggshell.

PigletJohn Mon 28-Sep-20 14:45:49

I find eggshell holds dirt more and is difficult to clean. Satinwood not so bad.

Doors are prone to grubby fingers touching around the opening edge.

Ginfordinner Mon 28-Sep-20 14:46:51

Another vote for satin for cleaning purposes.

charlie10k Mon 28-Sep-20 20:49:14

Thanks for all the responses.

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