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    A couple of questions, what kind of paint is the best for hiding imperfections..flat or eggshell????

    And does darker colors or lighter colors hide better???

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    Flatter hides imperfections better. Color doesn't seem to make much difference, IMHO.

    A darker color might hide them longer, I suppose - irregularities catch dust, and dust shows up more on light colors.
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    The less smooth or glossy the finished paint's surface, the better it will hide imperfections. But, the biggest revealer of imperfections will be a light placed close to the wall so that its light washes the wall's surface.

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    flat hides better but semigloss stays clean longer.
    Eggshell is usually viewed as the best homeowner compromise.
    Personally, I like the 'scrubbable flats'. Benjamin Moore has something called Matte which is my personal fave, but SW and other co's have analagous products.
    (important note: I'm not a pro)

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