Question: I love all of your top ten paint lists, but you could tell us what type of finish to use for different spaces?
Phoebe's Answer: Sure. This is pretty easy to follow. The important thing to know is the higher the gloss, the more imperfections it shows. Painting walls or ceilings a high gloss is best left to the professionals (it takes our guys many, many layers of sanding, coats of paint and days of work to get it just right). Below is what we usually do, but there are often exceptions depending on the circumstances.