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what paint sheen is recommended for a doctor's office waiting room area?

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Posted 2013-09-13T16:09:10+0000  by Fueg76 Fueg76

It Really Depends Upon The Type Practice Fueg76!


If a Pediatrician, I'd expect you might use more sheen ... satin or semi-gloss.


If an Orthopedist, I'd expect you would use a lower sheen ... eggshell or satin.


They general discussion about sheen has two aspects:

1) Washable - more sheen repels dirt and stains and makes the walls easier to clean; and

2) Visibility of Imperfections - more sheen means light reflects and thus more of the imperfections of the wall show.


In homes, parents often choose flat for adult rooms and eggshell or satin for active rooms.


In medical practices, office managers may choose eggshell for office space and satin or semi-gloss for patient and waiting areas.



Even though wallpaper is not "In" right now, don't overlook high-quality vinyl coated wallpaper.


Patterns can be very elegant and the vinyl makes it both washable and durable.



In an emergency room I might use oil-base semi-gloss because it can be scrubbed with disinfecting cleaners.

Posted 2013-09-19T21:07:49+0000  by Pat_HD_ATL
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