painting over latex flat...


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Old 11-18-05, 04:06 PM
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painting over latex flat...

Hi, I want to paint over an off white latex wall with a semi gloss latex paint.
I am wondering if I have to sand the wall first? and if I should use a primer, or if I can just paint it with the new semi gloss color. Thank you!!
 
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Old 11-18-05, 04:47 PM
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It's always a good idea to scuff sand the surface prior to painting
Just a quick, light going over will do
The glossier the paint on the wall is, the more important the sanding is

There should be no need for primer, unless there's a drastic color change
 
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Old 11-18-05, 04:59 PM
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I've read your first sentence too many times. Is there semi-gloss on the wall now or are you going to paint it with a semi-gloss paint or both?

If the paint on the wall now is flat or satin, no need to sand. If the paint on the wall now is semi-gloss, you should sand. Get a sanding pole and sanding screens and save your arms and back.
 
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Old 11-19-05, 05:58 AM
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Thanks you guys...my first sentence was supposed to have the word 'flat' in there...I'm painting a semi-gloss over a flat. Thanks for your help.
 
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Old 11-19-05, 06:04 AM
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Then a good cleaning should suffice
 
 

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