shop paint choice

thinking just white paint as it reflects the most light
but flat or semi or gloss
looking for the best coating that will resist collecting dust and will blow off and thinking gloss would be best for that
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On Wed, 1 Nov 2017 18:38:03 -0700, Electric Comet

Definitely best to use a gloss paint - but the semi looks better
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On Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:48:35 -0400, snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

That's why they make semi-gloss and egg-shell. Hard, easy to clean, surface and hides defects almost as well as flat.
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On Wed, 01 Nov 2017 21:48:35 -0400 snipped-for-privacy@snyder.on.ca wrote:

best in which way brightness and lower dust adhesion
anything else
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On Thu, 2 Nov 2017 20:02:01 -0700, Electric Comet

Easier to clean, more durable.
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On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 9:38:06 PM UTC-4, Electric Comet wrote:

Panel the shop with a high gloss white paneling. Oh wait, you are using lath and plaster, right?
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On Wed, 1 Nov 2017 18:54:41 -0700 (PDT)

wish i could get that white stuff they put on the roof of atlanta falcons dome
never needs cleaning it is formulated so nothing sticks to it
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On Wed, 1 Nov 2017 20:10:14 -0700, Electric Comet

Why? The stuff leaks like hell.

But ruins everything below.
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On Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 8:38:06 PM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:

Yes white paint. My basement walls and floors are painted white. The shop. Flat, semi, gloss? Cheap and sold in 5 gallon buckets is the key.
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On Wed, 1 Nov 2017 21:16:28 -0700 (PDT)

ha right i have already planned to swing by the paint shops and ask for anything they mixed that was not sold
will not be pure white but if it is close to white and cheap
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On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 10:00:47 PM UTC-5, Electric Comet wrote:

Agree those are the most important criteria. CHEAP and white or darn close to white. Gloss, semi, flat, and what type of white, is like talking about millimeters when you have miles to walk.
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On Thu, 2 Nov 2017 20:00:43 -0700, Electric Comet

It won't even be close to white. More like a dirty brown. The dump where I used to live collected used paint and mixed it in large batches for Habitat.
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replying to Electric Comet, Iggy wrote: Semi-gloss or gloss is the most durable and will reject scuff marks. Though, white can be a bit sterile and unnatural for staining or refinishing, unless the rest of the house is white. Here's a great little article on how color can effect your work and your mood or rate of success with projects https://freshome.com/room-color-and-how-it-affects-your-mood /
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None of that applies to the orignal question which was what color to use in a woodworking workshop. White is the appropriate answer, in conjunction with natural light, or with artifical light at circa 5000K color temperature.
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replying to Scott Lurndal, Iggy wrote: I disagree and so do your eyes. If your house isn't white and brilliant bright inside, a staining project will look completely different than it did in the shop. That's why photographers use different lighting and colors to change the tone of anything. Going to an orange, yellow, light blue or light green will not only improve the feel of the shop but will lend some softness to the project's look, while reflecting almost the same amount of light as white.
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Please learn to quote properly. Using something other than home moaners hub would be a good start.
Second, interiors are repainted every few years. Staining furniture intended to last multiple lifetimes to match a transient interior is silly.
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replying to Scott Lurndal, Iggy wrote:

Wow! You do a lot of painting, and yet, you still missed my spot here.
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On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 11:14:06 AM UTC-5, Iggy wrote:

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You will have to provide a whole lot of proof for that claim. The claim ab out reflecting almost the same amount of light as white. White is the brig htest color. Yellow is bright too. But not as bright. White is the top. And black is the bottom. Every other color is between those extremes. It s less bright than white, and brighter than black.
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replying to russellseaton1, Iggy wrote: Just use your eyes, you won't find a buttercup yellow, hunter's orange, sky blue or HomeOwners Hub green room makes a brightness difference much at all. Then, you've got to explain your "white" is it actually Brilliant White like from Home Depot's Behr paint or is it Benjamin Moore's or Sherwin Williams' sad, poor and grotesque example of "Brilliant White"...that crap's grey, dingy, old and as defunct as the manufacturers.
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On Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 4:44:06 PM UTC-4, Iggy wrote:

Why do you snip our posts to such an extent that there absolutely no context left?
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