Painting With Eggshell

Chris Staff asked 3 years ago

I just painted my living room walls with the best paint Lowes has, latex eggshell sand color. I had to do 2 coats because it looked uneven in areas. Now it has too much sheen and almost looks like semi-gloss. Can I just paint over with flat?

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crowderpainting Staff answered 8 years ago

Yes you can. A flat acrylic paint will stick just fine. But, you might want to wait a little while. You applied two coats of paint and this paint hasn't cured yet. The true sheen of a paint isn't realized until it cures. This can take from 2 weeks to 1 month.

Wait for 2 weeks and see if it is toning down or the sheen is lower than when it was first applied. If it is still too shiny, go ahead and repaint with a flat.

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