Exterior Trim: Satin Or Semi Gloss

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Old 07-15-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Exterior Trim: Satin Or Semi Gloss

got talked into using satin finish on exterior trim. After painting a dozen or so boards, thinking I should have used the semi gloss. Brand is C2 and the satin is self priming, but I'm going over oil based primer anyway. Thoughts?
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Old 07-15-2009, 10:42 PM   #2
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Re: Exterior Trim: Satin Or Semi Gloss

I run a lot of semi- unless a lighter sheen is desired.
Of course the ICI Dulux semi is really more like a satin.

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Old 07-15-2009, 10:50 PM   #3
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Re: Exterior Trim: Satin Or Semi Gloss

I use satin on exteriors by default. I will paint a house flat if they insist but I like satin, and yes satin for trim. I use Dulux Fortis exterior paint.
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Depends. Use mostly low lustre (satin) in BM Aura or Moorgard, though I have used semigloss on windows and trim did so recently.
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Here everything goes mostly satin on the trim, semi gloss very rarely.
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Re: Exterior Trim: Satin Or Semi Gloss

Originally Posted by Wolfgang View Post
Here everything goes mostly satin on the trim, semi gloss very rarely.
Here,where????? America, Australia,Amsterdam,Austria, Antigua, Antarctica,Albania,Alabama,Arkansas?:lau ghing:
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Seattle..pretty standard to go flat on the body, satin on the trim. I'd say at least 80 percent of my repaint jobs are previously this way.

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