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Old 01-28-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Could someone help with this problem? I just spent the entire weekend painting my bathroom. Now I realize that it is really too shiny and I would like to tone it done with a medium luster - somewhere between semigloss and flat. Can I paint directly over the latex semigloss with at pearl finish? I used Home Depot Behr premium plus ultra, which is a primer and paint in one.

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You might want to hold off to see if you get used to it.
Reason being is in a bathroom it's best to go with a higher sheen, easer to clean, less poris so it resist stains and mold better.

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A pearl sheen will be fine. You can go right over the semi-gloss. If you do it in the next 2-3 days you can go right over the semi. If you wait longer you want to give the semi a light scuff sanding with something like 150 grit sandpaper to cut the gloss a bit and create a bondable surface.
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Joe is quite correct, as usual. You are much better off with SG in the bathroom, much less chance for mold build-up. I always use it, for what its worth, plus how often are you in there? It will look like gloss when you shower.
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Joe is quite correct, as usual. You are much better off with SG in the bathroom, much less chance for mold build-up. I always use it, for what its worth, plus how often are you in there? It will look like gloss when you shower.

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To be perfectly honest here, mold grows on Semi-gloss just as easily as it grows on Satin..........it's the combination of moisture and something to feed on that makes mold grow.
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I was also told by a few that a even mildewcide is not a guarantee against mold. It discourages growth but, if the situation is ripe enough, mold will grow. It only prevents a foothold and from permeating the surface which stains. I've had blackened silicone and grout but never mold on ceiling or walls.

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