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#1 posted 04-07-2010 03:02 AM

I think a lot depends on what you are doing, how much natural like you have, and what type of lighting you have.

If you have HO(high output) bulbs in either t5 or t8, I would stay away from a high gloss, the same is also true if you have yellow spectrum fluorescent bulbs. I might be jaded because I wear glass with goggles so I tend to see reflections and a bit of glare. No harm to your eyes, I just find it irritating after a while.

You 100% do not want to go flat.

Eggshell, satin, and semi-gloss all clean up nicely.
Eggshell you can clean with a good bit of scrubbing.
Satin can be cleaned, but you can not scrub too hard or you will pull the paint off
semi-gloss cleans easier, but is also the most expensive.

I just reread your post and it seems you have bare drywall. I would absolutely suggest you go with a primer coat first and tint it the shade/hue you want. That will give you a great idea of what your light reflection will look like, you always want to prime before you paint, and bare drywall is gonna absorb more paint why not through cheaper primer at it first. In the end you may like the primer coat.

If you want to burn 20 bucks, you could always get the pint size cans, paint different walls with each can and go with the one that you like best.

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