Flat or Semi-Gloss paint for textured ceiling???

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Old 11-18-03, 06:26 AM
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Question Flat or Semi-Gloss paint for textured ceiling???

Me and the wife are currently texturing our upstairs bedroom ceiling. We are doing a mediterranian trowel look. It's actually looking really awesome. We're torn on whether or not to paint the ceiling afterwards with a flat or semi-gloss paint. I know that semi-gloss will appears shinier and probably be more durable. What do you think? Flat or Semi Gloss
 
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Old 11-18-03, 06:52 AM
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its a personal choice,,,

My personal choice would be flat.
 
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Old 11-18-03, 03:11 PM
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Flat
 
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Old 11-21-03, 09:45 AM
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Definately flat. Ceilings tend to look "greasy" if you use anything else but flat ceiling paint.
 
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Old 11-22-03, 08:38 AM
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I guess I'm going to have to be the oddball on this topic, I think a good simi-gloss on a textured ceiling looks great and a lot easier to clean. On a smooth ceiling I would say use a flat.
 
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Old 11-24-03, 02:18 PM
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me i'll say a satin or eggshell latex
 
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Old 11-24-03, 11:15 PM
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flat or eggshell with a little blue or grey tint

The condo I live in which has medetarian ceilings looks good now. When I moved in the ceilings were coated with a semi gloss white. my wife and I quickly grew to hate the ceilings...I realized a few weeks later, it wasn't the texture I didn't like. It was more the effect the semi was causing...As semi gloss reflects light, the ceilings had a greater presence as light was reflected in all directions which caused the ceilings to appear seemingly lower. I painted them a few months ago with a grey tint ceiling flat and now the ceilings do not appear overpowering, seem to be higher and with the grey tint, they seem to disappear when the lights are turned down...since painted, I noticed my wife is in a better mood
 

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Old 11-26-03, 08:11 AM
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Thanks for the feedback. Agreed to go ahead with Flat paint.
 
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