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06:06AM | 02/20/07
Member Since: 02/19/07
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I have painted my son's room with semi-gloss and I am not happy. Can I paint over it with Satin of the same color or do I need to do something to the wall first.


06:06PM | 02/20/07
Member Since: 08/20/04
32 lifetime posts
Hello SG,

Obviously, it's less work to just "live with it"! S/Gloss is very cleanable, assuming two coats were applied.

However, if ya just gotta get rid of the shine...wipe on a "liquid-deglosser", aka "liquid-sandpaper". This TEMPORARILY gives a glossier surface some bite.

Check directions, but normally don't wipe an area bigger than you can paint in 15 minutes. If using the same color, 1 coat of Satin should be fine. If a new color, TWO COATS!



02:59PM | 02/22/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The fumes from a deglosser will be very strong,way stronger than paint thinner. What you need to get is a couple of sanding sponges and lightly sand the walls and then wipe with a damp rag to remove sanding dust and apply the satin latex. This will work just fine and you will not kill a bunch of brain cells along the way.

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