House Paint On Siding


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Old 08-27-05, 05:54 PM
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Hi, I was wondering what most people choose to paint their house, semi gloss or flat? I am re-doing my porch and was wondering which would look best? Thanks
 
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Old 08-27-05, 06:05 PM
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Many houses that I have seen were painted flat on the siding and semi-gloss on the trim. The flat does not show surface defects as much as those finishes with more gloss. Semi-gloss is easier to clean for those dirty hand prints on doorways and such.
 
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Old 08-28-05, 06:01 AM
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Thank You, I am going to paint it white. I already have it primed, but I am not sure I like it since the primer is flat white anyway. Will Flat white look any different than the primer?
 
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Old 08-28-05, 10:45 AM
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You can pick the "color" of your flat white. There is white white, slightly grayer, slightly yellower...there is white that you think- "that is white", until you put white white next to it! Will it matter on a porch...not one nanosecond IMO. Lyn Clarke
 
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Old 08-28-05, 11:25 AM
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Exterior latex paint comes in 3 basic sheens -flat, satin and gloss. If you don't like the look of flat on your siding why not use satin and trim with gloss [or satin in another color]
 
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Old 08-28-05, 09:32 PM
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Thank You, never thought about satin before. I think I'll try that. If I dont like it, is it possible to paint over it with flat or semi gloss at any point?
 
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Old 08-29-05, 06:03 AM
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shouldn't be a problem
 
 

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