Matte

Matte finishes are a new style basic. Now you can splash that style all over your walls—and not worry about what else gets splashed. Because Benjamin Moore has come up with a designer’s dream: a soft, matte- finish paint that is as scrubbable as higher sheen products, such as an eggshell finish.

The new Matte Finish is an interior flat paint that is durable, washable and stain-resistant. That means everything from fingerprints to grease spatters can be scrubbed off without leaving a mark.

Painting Crown Mouldings

Crown moulding look excellent when you prepare, caulk and clean all the seams between the ceilings, walls and corners. Using high quality caulking is also very important so the paint flows smooth and the seams don't open up and turn yellow later in the year.

NOTE: Gluing the joints is also important. They will expand and contract at different times of the seasons. If the carpenter doesn't glue them, they could open up during the winter months when the humility is dryer.