help! the department store gave me 2 diffrent glosses!

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Old 06-07-05, 09:04 PM
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help! the department store gave me 2 diffrent glosses!

I am a mom of 4 - it is very hard for me to get my diy projects done,
I have to try to do things when they are in bed for the night, and in the store I completly rely on the knowledge of the clerks!

sooo.....I went to walmart, to get a second gallon of fairy lilly yellow paint for the girls' room, and the lady was nice enough and was charmed by my kids, I hadn't noticed till we got it on the walls that I finished the last 2 walls, and all the corners and edges in SEMI GLOSS while i had started in SATIN!!!

I thought at first that it was shiney because it was wet- it just didn't occur to me,
then after a few hours, it still looked wet,
I touched it and it was dry, looked at the can , and well.........
I am livid!
I thought i was done!
now it looks as though I have more work to do!

I need ya'lls help,
I want the walls in satin as there is ALOT of sun in this room, how do i prep the walls to paint over the gloss? this is the first coat of paint over the builders coat of paint
I was always told you cand paint over semi gloss with flat or satin, is this true?
are the girls doomed to a super shiney room?
this really stinks!, what can I do?
 

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Old 06-08-05, 05:52 AM
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There shouldn't be problem with recoating the semi-gloss with satin. I'm not fond of applying flat over gloss but satin shouldn't pose any problems. Since custom tints are rarely returnable it is always wise to double check everything before leaving the store. [Ya I know that's easier said than done with kids in tow]
 
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Old 06-08-05, 07:31 AM
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Another piece of advice - I'd consider upgrading the paint to Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams. The quality is much better. You will notice the paint is easier to apply and will look better when finished. Stay away from big box places for paint. I can guarantee this would not have happened if you went to your local paint store. It's worth it to spend a bit more to get the project done right.
 
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Old 06-08-05, 01:08 PM
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Another piece of advice - I'd consider upgrading the paint to Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams. The quality is much better. You will notice the paint is easier to apply and will look better when finished. Stay away from big box places for paint. I can guarantee this would not have happened if you went to your local paint store. It's worth it to spend a bit more to get the project done right.
It will also help reduce your time spent on painting projects
That "easier to apply" Hammylinky refers to means "more time for things other than painting"
 
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Old 06-14-05, 11:35 PM
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the better paints also tend to wash and wear a lot better, not that those kids would ever get anything on your nice new walls
 
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