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Kellymo

04:46PM | 07/05/01
Member Since: 07/04/01
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I'm getting ready to paint the exterior of my home, and I bought flat latex paint. Unfortunately, I now realize I should have bought semi-gloss. Can I mix the flat latex with a semi-gloss or gloss of the same color, so I don't have to discard the flat paint?

Matches

08:16PM | 07/05/01
Member Since: 09/01/00
312 lifetime posts
If you mix flat and semi-gloss you'll end up with something in between.Since the bases of flat and semi-gloss paints are entirely different I wouldn't recommend it.If you are dealing with a decent paint supplier,they should exchange your flat for semi-gloss unless it's a custom color you had mixed.In that case,I'd ask them what their paint will do when mixed.

BV014277

05:46PM | 07/13/17
what will be the result when mixing flat paint with satin paint?

The Calgary Painter

05:32PM | 07/18/17
Member Since: 07/17/17
11 lifetime posts
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Is the semi-gloss for trim and doors? We always use flat on stucco and some wood siding. How much did you buy? You can always use the flat as a base coat and then use semi-gloss as the top coat.You should find a way of using the flat as an undercoat. I would personally never use semi-gloss on stucco or siding of any kind. We use it for trim and doors only.
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