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Old 01-27-2009, 04:47 AM   #1
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I have stupidly undercoated my walls and ceilings in Gloss instead of Emuslion. What are my options for painting over the walls. I will probably leave the ceiling Glossed. Please feel free to laugh and mock me as i deserve it for such a stupid mistake. I only realised when I was tring to clean my roller with soapy water lol. Any advise would me much appreciated.
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Old 01-27-2009, 05:17 AM   #2
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Please feel free to laugh and mock me as i deserve it for such a stupid mistake.
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if so, you ain't done much.....

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Can you paint Emulsion over Gloss. I was under the impression you could not. Thanks for the reply
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cleaned, lightly sanded and oil-based primered, it should work ok. others here are painting pros, they'll chime in if needed, i'm sure. =o)

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cleaned, lightly sanded and oil-based primered, it should work...
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Instead of sanding all the walls and ceilings, I'd be inclined in a situation like this to recommend the poster use a sticky primer (like Bullseye 123 or BIN shellac sealer) to stick to the gloss paint. Then paint whatever paint they want over the sticky primer.

PS: In England they use the word "emulsion" to refer to water based paints just like we call them "latex" paints cuz they reminded someone of rubber tree sap. Both words are wrong and misleading. Latex paints are actually a "slurry" of solid particles suspended in a liquid.
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http://resources.schoolscience.co.uk...intch1pg1.html

(a light sanding may be a bit of time and effort, but lots cheaper!)


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(a light sanding may be a bit of time and effort, but lots cheaper!)
I guess that would depend entirely on what value he/she puts on their time and labour.

I would not want to sand down all the walls and ceilings in an entire house just to save the cost of the sticky primer.

I think what would be best is to inform the poster of this option and let them make the decision. Zinsser's boasts that both their Bullseye 123 latex primer and their BIN shellac primer stick to smooth surfaces that other primers and paints would have trouble adhering to, like glazed ceramic wall tiles, galvanized metal and high gloss polyurethane. Either of these two primers should have no trouble sticking to a high gloss paint.
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Bullseye 123 worked a treat very very nice finish on wall
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