What sheen of paint should I use for my exterior stucco and trim? This is a great question because the sheen of paint has consequences.
I recommend a satin sheen on your exterior stucco and even on your trim. Sometimes a higher sheen on the trim for appearance or sheen contrast to a semi-gloss or high-gloss is preferable.
Flat on the exterior stucco or trim is not recommended especially for deep colors because when dark colors oxidize they create a with curst on the flat paint causing it to look lighter or even whiter.
Satin paint on the exterior doesn’t breakdown as fast and doesn’t show oxidation as much.
I didn’t want to get into the technical aspects of the makeup of paint to answer this question.
Maybe later on what goes into the different types of paint.
I always use satin sheen on painting houses. Go to www.RogerMerrill.com