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paint finish guidance for crown molding

Sarah Scarola
last year

Hello! We are putting in 3.5” crown molding in our finished basement with very low ceilings (7’). We carefully considered the pros and cons and all the advice to do and not do this. We landed on doing it. So I think our plan is to paint it the same color as the walls (and do the same with the existing chair rail) to avoid making the room look too blocky. So for this, do we use a different finish than the walls? We have satin finish for the walls. Is that okay for crown and chair rail or should we pick up semi-gloss in the same paint color?

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