Any paint colours can be used, but dark colours and glossy paint will accent any installation flaws. Eggshell, satin or matt finish will provide a superior installed product. Given the smooth finish of polyurethane, foam rollers or spray paint will get the best finishing results. Ornate or intricately detailed products finish well with a brush or spray-on paint. For textured polyurethane products, gel stain provides a superior faux wood finish. Oak wood grain and weathered cedar textures show especially well with gel stain. Great results are possible with faux finishes as well.