Painting & Decorating Question

Flat/matt paint for internal woodwork

Hi. So I've put up wainscoting in my hallway and I've originally painted the entire wall in emulsion and the woodwork in dulux satinwood. However, I am now looking to repaint all the woodwork (skirting, banister etc) and the bottom half of the wall in a Matt black finish.
I was just wondering what a professional would reccommend? I have a great deal of experience painting being obsessed with decorating, and I've tried to look online at reviews of things like farrow and ball and Annie Sloane but I'm getting mixed of both. I don't like the dulux finish as although I thought it wouldn't have a sheen it definitely does.
Would I have to get a different paint for the skirting to the walls too? My main issue with that isn't the amount of time it will take, but because I want it all in the same colour it's the fact I want the finish to be the exact same.

2 Answers

Satinwood paint comes with a satin finish which tends to have a bit of a sheen, we would recommend you stick with dulux but instead use an eggshell interior wood paint which has more of a matt finish and also tends to be more durable. Unfortunately it is inadvisable to use the same paint on the wood and the walls, but as long as you get the same colour mixed up for each type, the finish should look the same once applied.

Answered 6th Aug 2015

Prestige Paint & Decor

Member since 3 Aug 2015

i would use satinwood on wood work the finish will die down in time
kind regards

Answered 28th Sep 2017

KH Painting Contractors

Member since 11 Sep 2017

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