Latex porch & floor enamel question...

I'm redoing my covered porch floor. It's aged and chipped and peeling. I bought some latex porch & floor enamel and had it tinted. I've used it to prime the boards that need to be replaced already. The problem is that this enamel seems to have no gloss to it at all. I was under the impression when I bought it that all enamels had some gloss. Should I go back and have them add gloss to it? Another solution (in my mind) would be to coat the porch with some water-based semi-gloss polyurethane. I already have some of that from something else. Should I seal it with something either way? Would polyurethane yellow over time? What other drawbacks might there be to coating with polyurethane? What is the best thing to use for a high traffic painted floor like that?
Thanks for any advice in advance!
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On 23 May 2007 18:19:15 -0700, Effty wrote:

Latex floor paints are almost always satin finish.

Can't be done.

No, it should be fine the way it is.

Yes
Why don't you just leave it the way it is. When it wears out, or if you insist on doing something now, repaint it with high gloss polyurethane floor enamel.

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Hmmm... I did not realize that. It's latex floor and porch enamel.
The online dictionary here bears out my thinking. i.e., enamel #3. A coating that dries to a hard glossy finish: nail enamel. #4. A paint that dries to a hard glossy finish.
I feel a bit cheated because this stuff has really no gloss whatsoever. I kinda thought all floor paints would be glossy and slick by design. A non-glossy floor paint is a new idea to me. Weird.

Well, I matched the color to what was there originally. It's very light. It's on a busy street and it gets very dirty very quickly. I need something very easy to sweep, something that won't hold onto the dirt. This is, like, powder finish. I can tell it's gonna trap dirt.
The wood seems to like this stuff. I can see how it would at least make a brilliant primer. I will probably use this up and get something high gloss for a topcoat.
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