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Old 03-18-2014, 06:11 PM   #11
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I should I use flat or gloss??
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:35 PM   #12
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If you are doing latex paint and you are either brushing or rolling it on I would go with either eggshell or semi gloss. That is going to give you finish that you can clean and put some elbow grease into scrubbing.

If spray paint I would go gloss for the reasons stated above. Flat is hard to clean, traps dirt, dust, grime, and hair. You can't scrub it either.
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Good points!! All points I've forgotten, I also worked in a hardware store. Plumber now. Lol
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:52 PM   #14
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Good points!! All points I've forgotten, I also worked in a hardware store. Plumber now. Lol

Anytime, and ya sometimes the little things slip your mind. My family has owned hardware stores for about 50 years and I've grown up here, plumbing is the only area that I haven't concurred yet
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Old 03-19-2014, 12:19 PM   #15
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I used Black hobby acrylic paint on my 55 gal. and it worked for me. It took 4 coats in order to pass the flash light test.

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