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jlc791 07-06-2009 07:48 AM

Possible to Change Paint Sheen?
I strongly suspect that the answer to this question is "no" but I'll ask anyway.

My wife recently purchased several gallons of paint, all custom mixed, for a variety of projects we are working on over the next month or so. By mistake, she purchased flat paint for all the walls rather than the eggshell or satin that we had been planning on using. Since these are custom mixed, they can't be returned so my question is whether there is something that can be added to the paint - standard latex interior - that will bump the sheen from flat to something slightly glossier.


NAV 07-06-2009 12:25 PM

no, you are stuck with flat paint. you can use it as your first coat and paint over it with a new gallon of material in the sheen you wanted but i would not recommend that for trim work.

jlc791 07-06-2009 12:56 PM

Thanks for the confirmation. Fortunately this is just for the walls so not a huge deal. The trim paint is all semi-gloss.


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