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Old 01-29-06, 03:11 AM
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What happens when you mix flat with semi gloss?
 
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I have mixed waterbased paints of various sheens and have not found the results caused any problems.
Your results might be better if the brand and series of paint was the same.

For years I have been mixing a small amount of flat rust paint to a gallon of gloss rust paint to intentionally cut down the shine for certain projects.
I see that some manufacturers of rust paint now make a semi-gloss finish which saves me the hassle of mixing it myself.
 
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Originally Posted by jcain
What happens when you mix flat with semi gloss?
You get flemi-glat
 
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Thank you !!!

thank you very much, till next time!
 
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Old 01-29-06, 11:00 AM
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One would think that equal parts flat and gloss would produce a semi-gloss sheen but that isn't always the case. Depending on how the paint was formulated the sheen of one may lessen at a different rate.

As long as the bases are compatabile - latex to latex, oil with oil, etc there is no problem with mixing paints. It can affect the sheen and durability depending on what 2 [or more] materials are mixed together.
 
 

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