Black egg shell vs flat

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  1. SamCK

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    I'm painting the screen wall,ceiling, and trim (including door) black; and the side walls a dark burgandy. I'd like to use an egg-shell black as I'm painting my MDF cabinets as well. Is flat that much better for ceiling, ie to avoid reflection and absorb light? Will it make a difference?
     
  2. Chad Anson

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    I wouldn't paint my trim and door with flat, since it will essentially leave a mark every time you touch it. I probably would go with flat black for the ceiling since their won't (hopefully) be too many people touching it. [​IMG]

    For what it's worth (since different brands of paint have different relative sheens), I was a little bit concerned about painting the baseboards on my screenwall with black satin (equivalent to eggshell). However, I tested it and was happy to discover that it completely disappeared during the movie ... i.e., no reflections at all.

    Good luck!
     
  3. PhilBoy

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    Chad is right about flat marking easily...

    I used a dark charcoal grey low lustre paint on the front wall only. It looks really classy even with the lights on and the 'stage' disappears when the lights go down.
     

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