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No gloss please
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charlie10k · 27/09/2020 10:18

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 · 27/09/2020 22:51

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

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minipie · 27/09/2020 22:55

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.

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Basillify · 28/09/2020 07:18

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

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LooseMooseHoose · 28/09/2020 09:48

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

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MelrosePlace · 28/09/2020 09:54

Thanks

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Chocolate1984 · 28/09/2020 14:09

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

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PigletJohn · 28/09/2020 14:45

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.

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Ginfordinner · 28/09/2020 14:46

Another vote for satin for cleaning purposes.

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charlie10k · 28/09/2020 20:49

Thanks for all the responses.

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