Can You Mix Semi Gloss Paint with Flat Paint?


Any paint can be mixed as long as they both use the same base, such as mixing two water-based paints. Mixing a flat paint with a semi gloss paint will result in a somewhat satin or eggshell finish, depending on which kind of paint was dominant in the mixture.
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Prime it with a good primer.
There's a lot of water in the typical gallon of latex paint, and if the can is left open long enough some of that water will evaporate, resulting in paint that is too thick to apply
When painting over semigloss paint the old paint should be either
Best way is to paint whatever color you want, regardless of finish. After all colors are on then follow up with a matte spray, like Testors Dullcote. Don't spray this too heavy, use
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Can You Mix Semi-Gloss & Flat Paint?
Mixing semi-gloss and flat paint will product paint with a satin sheen. Satin paint provides durability with a little sheen, but it can be difficult trying to match a mixed paint. Consider buying satin paint instead of mixing two paints with advice from... More »
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