No gloss please
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?
CurlyStrawsRock · 27/09/2020 22:51
Satin finish is lovely. We use Crown Quick Dry Satin in pure brilliant white
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.
Basillify · 28/09/2020 07:18
Another vote for eggshell here. Little bit more sheen than matt but quite a bit less than gloss.
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
MelrosePlace · 28/09/2020 09:54
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.
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.
Ginfordinner · 28/09/2020 14:46
Another vote for satin for cleaning purposes.
charlie10k · 28/09/2020 20:49
Thanks for all the responses.
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