Kitchen painting assistance

Old 04-15-20, 06:52 PM
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Kitchen painting assistance

Hi all,
So our kitchen is currently painted white for both the ceiling and walls and looks to be same color and sheen for both. Looks to be a semigloss. Purchased the house 6 years ago so not sure how long ago it was painted. I have washed the walls but still looks like they need a new paint job. So I am going to paint the same color white. My first question is can use the same semigloss paint paint on the walls and ceiling or do I need to get a specific paint marked for ceiling. Second question and I have done a lot of painting in the past but always just painted over the existing paint with no issues. Now I am seeing if you go over semi gloss with semi gloss or satin you need to sand the surface. Anyone have input on that. Thx
Old 04-15-20, 07:00 PM
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You should always quickly pole sand walls prior to painting, and also in between coats, the reason is to remove any imperfections on the surface before you paint over them and seal them in there forever. You do this no matter what sheen the walls were painted.

Ceiling paint is a matter of personal preference. I always paint ceilings with "ceiling white" which is a flatter paint, doing the ceilings first allows you to cut in the wall/ceiling edge next. Ceiling white also costs less. No reason IMO to put $50/gal paint on a ceiling. I also hate shiny ceilings. Sheen just shows up the imperfections even more. And who washes ceilings?

However I have a customer who will be getting a repaint one of these days and she wants the same sheen and color on the ceiling as she has on the walls. Not my preference but it's not my house. Customer is always right. LOL
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I agree with everything X said. Scuff sanding also helps the paint to bond with the underlying paint better. This is especially important if you apply flat over the semi-gloss. The sheen to use on a kitchen ceiling is all about personal choice.

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