- New Orleans, LA
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For all those DIY landlords, what color/sheen do you use on the inside of your closets?
For my rentals, I take care of maintenance and unit turnover between tenants (cleaning, repairs/patches, paint touchups, etc). On our units (which are multifamily, so our turnover is higher than SFH), we use the same paint colors, using only three color/sheen's in the interior, an beige eggshell on the walls, gloss white on the trim, and flat white on the ceilings and closet walls.
The problem is that every time I turn a unit over, I have to completely paint the inside of the closet again, as the walls are scuffed and marked up. I think this is due to using flat white ceiling paint, as there is no way to clean the paint on the walls.
In contrast, the eggshell on the walls, I am able to wipe down where needed, and only have to touch up areas that have nicks, dark marks, etc.
I do like to minimize the different colors/sheens I use, to avoid having to have so many different paints to keep track off. I was thinking that maybe changing to an eggshell white might help. Or it might just be a cost of doing business.