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    Best paint for living room?

    Painters & Decorators

    Should I go with a flat and lower sheen paint if I want to paint my living room? What might it depend on?

    Asked by Jenny on 15th Dec 2021
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    Best Answer

    Colchester Handyman

    "Personally I think Matt is the best option, If you have little monsters running around with sticky hands then you may want to go for an eggshell which has more of a sheen but its easier to wipe clean. Its a personal preference to be honest. Matt wins for me everytime though"

    Answered on 20th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    M&w decorating

    "Mid sheen is best, wipeable and hardwearing, any colour can be mixed at any good trade store."

    Answered on 19th Dec 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    David Patterson

    "Durable matte would be your best bet, matte finish and wipeable."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    jonathan

    "Good afternoon Jenny hope your well, it also depends on weather you have kids for durable and sustainability, so you just need to take into consideration if the walls do get dirty you can just wipe them down with a partly damp cloth.

    Kind regards Jonathan"

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    O connor painting handyman services

    "Hi, most people go with a math paint because you can touch up a math pint but you can't wipe it down with a cloth, but with a low sheen pint or silk paint you can wash it down but you can't touch it up with out it standing out so hears the answer if you have young kids then go with the silk as it will be easier to wash down but if you don't have kids or they are older than use math as you can touch it up either way your choice hope this helps. God bless, John."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Wrights Painters And Decorators

    "I feel the best finish is a matte emulsion. If you got little children you can buy washable matte emulsion, try Johnstone's paint out let."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Apr 2016 - report
    Ps decor

    "It depends on how much wear you use your living. Paint with a sheen on it will be more hard wearing."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Glitz Decorators

    "The contrast of light might play a factor, in this area and it also depends on the furnishings to accompany the room."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Chris

    "Hi. Matt paint means less light reflections from walls.
    So even not perfect walls may looks nice.
    All sheen paints , eggshels , silks , etc ... required perfect surface to get nice finish."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    w.d decorators

    "Go for the lower sheen, sheen shows all the bits on walls if not perfect."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Trevillions Property Services

    "I would recommend a flat contract paint for the living room, as it doesn’t show too many imperfections on the walls. But it comes down to personal choice in the end."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Mar 2017 - report
    Alf’s property maintenance

    "I think Matt finish is quite in right now, and valspa is good to use."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2017 - report
    AM PAINT & LANDSCAPING SERVICES

    "Hi,
    Ceiling should be matte paint.
    If the walls are smooth you can use silk emulsion.
    If in doubt use matt emulsion.

    Regards"

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Mar 2020 - report
    DB Services

    "I suggest using silk paint because it gives a smooth finish without the shine. A living room would be the best place to use such a paint because it gives you a fresh, relaxing feeling."

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Aug 2021 - report
    Prestige Old London Builders

    "If the walls have imperfections go with a Matt paint, if the walls are not too flat and smooth, a sheen or semi sheen paint will show all this up, and the finish will be poor. Never use a silk paint as this will show up ever single little mark, lump and bump.
    All the best with your project.
    Regards Danny"

    Answered on 15th Dec 2021 - Member since Apr 2017 - report
    Lawrence

    "I'm a decorator and I'd say use matt paint covers walls evenly and no blotches."

    Answered on 16th Dec 2021 - Member since Dec 2021 - report

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