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Paint finish on walls & ceiling - same or different?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by xyz321, 31 Dec 2016.

  1. xyz321

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    Hi, a daft question but normally do people match the finish on Wall & ceiling? I am getting dulux diamond matt for hallway/landing walls but just wanted opinions on whether to get same finish for ceiling or go with soft sheen or something similar?
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    I always advise a matt finish for both walls and ceiling, more so for a ceiling because of light reflection on a silk finish just looks terrible in my opinion.
    Same goes for walls unless you have very smooth wall it will show up every blemish.
     
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    Spot on, although that doesn't mean you have to use Diamond Matt on the ceiling - a decent vinyl matt or even contract matt can be used.

    If you have textured ceilings, then silk is more forgiving, but silk on a flat ceiling is a bad choice, unless it is perfectly flat and you are a good enough painter to avoid roller marks. Soft sheen would be the highest sheen I would recommend on a ceiling, in any case.
     
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    Thanks for your replies
     
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