Asked on Jan 9, 2019

How should I paint wainscoting?

Naomie Moore aka baileyanddaisey, Castaic CASarah SotaKelli L. Milligan


Hi , I am painting the wainscoting in our back entry white. Do you suggest I use pure white or an off white? Also should it be flat or satin? Thanks.

4 answers
  • Kelli L. Milligan
    on Jan 9, 2019

    I like Benjamin Moore oil based paint, semi gloss, "linen white". I use it on all woodwork.

  • Sarah Sota
    on Jan 9, 2019

    eggshell finish, it's between the two mentioned finishes.

  • Sarah Sota
    on Jan 9, 2019

    I LOVE stark white!

  • Consider your lifestyle. Kids? Pets? Elderly? You want something that is easily washable. Me, personally, I would not use anything less than a semi gloss. Purely a matter of personal preference. Either white or pure white would look fresh and clean. What looks better with the rest of your house or any area adjoining the space?

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