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SW Emerald - Stain or Gloss for Exterior Trim?

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Dec 10, 2008
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SW Emerald - Stain or Gloss for Exterior Trim?

My home has vinyl siding with 1x6 bandsaw pine skirting and brickmould.

I bought a can of SW Emerald paint during their sale, but the sales staff couldn't tell me if I should go with satin or gloss. I went with gloss (untinted at the moment) and they told me I can switch it to stain if I change my mind.

Should I stick with gloss or switch it with satin?
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Jul 23, 2014
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Toronto, ON
Gloss is easier to maintain, dirt wouldnt stick to it as much as satin (matte). With Gloss, you can just hose it down!

I think the gloss should match the vinyl (both would have some sheen)?