CHI Good Questions: Eggshell OK on Imperfect Plaster?
Betsi wrote in with a question: “I just purchased a vintage condo and will need to repaint the ENTIRE place, ceilings and all, since the previous owner was a smoker. However, the walls are plaster, and though we’ll be repairing the larger cracks and damage, they are definitely a bit lumpy. During inspection, someone mentioned that we’ll need to use matte or flat paint due to the wall imperfections. Any thoughts on whether we can actually use an egg-shell finish in some rooms?
Matte walls are so difficult to clean that I’d like to avoid them in high traffic areas, but if it will look awful on the plaster walls, I may concede. Thanks for your help!”
Please share your thoughts on paint finishes for this situation with Betsi in the comments…