Pick Your Color
What finish to use
Flat - the best way to hide all imperfections. Not washable, but easy to do touch ups ( no marks)
Mate- beautiful finish, hides small imperfections. Could be wiped/cleaned. After touch ups you can see some marks In front of the light.
Eggshell - easy to wipe/clean, shows many (all) imperfections. Marks after touch ups. (for this finish condition of the walls should be "execellent", otherwise you will see all imperfections, spackled spots..etc.
Satin – trim/cabinets finish. Easy to wipe/clean, shows many imperfections.
Semi gloss- trim/cabinets finish easy to wipe/clean, shows many) imperfections.
Ceiling - Living room, Bedroom, Dining room... etc always use "flat finish"
- Bathroom could be "mate" or "eggshell", as an option in some kitchens too.
- For Bathrooms recommended Benjamin Moore Aura "Bath & Spa" mate finish.
Walls - Could be Flat, Mate or Eggshell finish.
Before you choose what finish to use for your walls, check existing condition.
If your walls brand new or in excellent condition you can use eggshell (also mate or flat)
If your walls is old, have 100's coats of paint, have a texture and many imperfections – use Flat ( possible mate)
Moldings/Doors/ Trim - If its excellent condition you can use semi-gloss, high gloss.
- “good” condition – use satin finish (semi-gloss)
- “bad” condition – use eggshell finish (or satin)
Preparation & Painting Process
•Cover and protect all areas including furniture, fixtures, and floors.
•Remove switch plate covers to prevent cut lines from showing.
•Apply caulk on trims to be painted and remove old caulking if necessary.
•Cover all nail holes
•Sand walls to be painted.
•Apply masking tape before painting walls.
• Prime all uncounted areas and water stain prior to painting.
•Apply paint with a brush, roller depending on the surface.
•Paint Trims & Moldings
•Clean up at the end of the project.