Painting Over Sateen Finish with a Satin Finish

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David R. Staff asked 3 years ago

I am painting my bathroom and the first coat is done. It was recommended that I use a sateen finish and I find it too shiny. I want to switch to satin finish and am wondering about painting that straight over the sateen.

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crowderpainting Staff answered 8 years ago

You can paint right over the Behr Sateen finish with an acrylic satin, primer isn't necessary. Choose a paint similar in quality or better to the Behr Premium Plus that you used.

I have noticed some discussion online about this paints sheen being too glossy, more like a semi-gloss. All paints have a cure time, 2-4 weeks, before their true sheen is achieved. It's possible it could tone down a bit in a couple of weeks.

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