Thanks guys, even with the flattest stuff I have found, there still is a 'reflection' off of the flat areas on the steel bars.. The carpet will brighten up the stairs and balcony area, so I think I'm gonna go very flat.. and if I want a bit more sheen then I can wipe it down with 0000 steel wool.
Dan, I agree, and am a bit concerned about the scuffing on the very flat paint,, but I think there will be only two or three areas where I may [being a klutz] kick the railing, leaving marks.. And, this house is supposed to become a shoes off house.. [I've never had a shoes-off house before].. so if I kick the railing, it will leave a mark.. on me..
Fred, my dog seems to be able to leave claw marks on the slate, it wipes off with a damp towel or even a sock on my foot, the slate has had two coatings of penetrating sealer, will the 'finish' sealer be harder/tougher and not show the toenail marks?? Or will I have to train my mutt to wear socks?
I had to move indoors today, lots of rain and thunderstorms.. so I cleaned out the breezeway and brought the tile saw indoors.. it's closer too, and I'm not tracking as much mud indoors either.. So far I'm getting a lot of slate placed downa and trimmed to fit. I hope to get enough cut to keep me or help busy putting it down in thinset for a day. Maybe on Sunday.
Well back to the wet-saw.