Avoid any metallic type worktop finish. The effect is made just the same as
in car metallic paint.
i.e. light undercoat with colour finish on top.
So any little scratch shows up really well on a darkish metallic finish ...
Dunno. I've always used vinyl silk, and by the time it's deteriorating then
I'm ready to give it a quick refresh or colour change anyway. If you want
super-lasting ability, use eggshell. You may curse somewhat if you ever
want to get it off though.
I installed one of those in a previous flat. Duropal or Resopal I think it
was. John Lewis tried to dissuade me from going with high gloss on the
grounds that scratches showed up, but when I left the place three years
later (the flat, not JLP) it still looked good as new. I'd go with it
again. Looked like 10x the cost, too.
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richard at olifant d-ot co do-t uk
We've used Dulux Kitchen and Bathroom in quite a few places now and
it's noticably more resilient than anything else i've used. It's a
lot more 'plastic' and wipes down well - we used it on the hall stairs
up to a first floor flat and i'm tempted to use it in all of the
hallways in the new place.
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