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Old 08-10-2014, 09:20 AM   #1
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i put satin latex on my multifaceted face block foundation. because the facets reflect the light differently than a flat surface. it changes the color and makes it to shinny.

idk what paint or whatever i should put on there to tone it down. any ideas ?

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Going to be easier to clean if it's left that way.

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Leave it. A season or two of sun, rain, sleet, and snow will tone it down. There's really not any paint out there other than flat that would fit the bill and you don't want that on a foundation.
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here is an excellent pic of what is going on. that sheen doesn't look good. and after a 2nd coat it will probably get worse. east side to the left. the right side is the back of the house = no direct sunlight = it looks fine.
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Leave it. A season or two of sun, rain, sleet, and snow will tone it down. There's really not any paint out there other than flat that would fit the bill and you don't want that on a foundation.
idk if i couldd wait that long
why not flat ? just a dusting of it would probably do the trick.

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Going to be easier to clean if it's left that way.
with all that shine, i would never see any dirt
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I think that type of surface looks awesome with a shinny paint.
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A dusting of flat will leave you with some dull spots and some shiny spots which will look worse IMO.


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You could go to a low luster finish. Idk if Sherwin has an exterior low luster, but the Mooregard low luster from BM is not as shiny as a satin, but still had good washability.
It wouldn't be that big of a deal to just put flat on it. I would collect dirt faster and not clean up as well, but plenty of foundations get painted flat.

Or you could mix a gallon of flat with a gallon of satin and make your own low luster, just make sure you have enough to do it all.
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I think that type of surface looks awesome with a shinny paint.
if it wasn't for the glare, it would look good. like on the back, no direct sunshine, it looks just fine.
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You could go to a low luster finish. Idk if Sherwin has an exterior low luster, but the Mooregard low luster from BM is not as shiny as a satin, but still had good washability.
It wouldn't be that big of a deal to just put flat on it. I would collect dirt faster and not clean up as well, but plenty of foundations get painted flat.

Or you could mix a gallon of flat with a gallon of satin and make your own low luster, just make sure you have enough to do it all.
i was actually wondering if i could make my own mix. i may just do that. and perhaps do 1 block with just flat to see how that works out.
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How about Duration Matte?
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How about Duration Matte?

Unfortunately the exterior Duration doesn't come in matte. It only comes in flat, satin, and gloss. I was trying to think of an SW exterior line that comes in a low sheen, or matte finish, but can't think of any. They are about all flat, satin, or gloss, only.
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Unfortunately the exterior Duration doesn't come in matte. It only comes in flat, satin, and gloss.
??? why on earth? I don't use much exterior paint, but I just assumed. For the life of me I can't figure out why they'd make flat in exterior but not interior. I always just assumed it didn't come in flat interior because they had to market it as a very scrubbable paint, and the only way they could do that is by providing matte as the minimum sheen.
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You couldn't PAY me enough to put flat ANYWHERE on my house!!

Flats, at the microscopic level, are MUCH rougher than a S/G.
* That's why they appear "Flat"...the light gets scattered from its surface.
* S/G has a MUCH smoother & tighter surface-film.
* Therefore, S/G cleans much easier than flats.
* Why do you think cars are ALWAYS shiny... ??

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You couldn't PAY me enough to put flat ANYWHERE on my house!!

Flats, at the microscopic level, are MUCH rougher than a S/G.
* That's why they appear "Flat"...the light gets scattered from its surface.
* S/G has a MUCH smoother & tighter surface-film.
* Therefore, S/G cleans much easier than flats.
* Why do you think cars are ALWAYS shiny... ??
Usually, but not always.
http://www.skinzwraps.com/images/Mat...ini_dallas.jpg

Lots of people paint their houses in flat, and I've never understood that. Exteriors are obviously going to get more dirty than almost all interiors. And the microscopic roughness is going to harbor more mold and algae as well.

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