Hi, I've spent a bit of time scouring the archives of usenet looking at
discussions of painting Masonite type horizontal siding. Most of the
advice comes from a decade ago so I was looking for a bit more current
advice concerning the matter of what sheen it should be done with. I know
traditionally it was much better to go with a glossier sheen, but with
current high quality paints like Benjamin Moore paints, would it be
acceptable to have it done in a flat base or is this still too porous?
Has anyone who questioned this 10 years ago in the newsgroups went ahead
with the flat on the Masonite? And if so, how is it holding up?
I anticipate going with a low lustre on the trim, but won't gloss also
bring out imperfections on the smooth siding more? Is the trade-off worth
it? It's a nice two story, two car garage home. I would rather not have
the paint fail in 3 years, but don't really like the gloss look,
especially if it's not going to help hide the minor imperfections.