Painting over Gloss paint with Emulsion

Hi Everyone, I have a ceiling in my house which is painted with Gloss paint and I would like to overpaint it with Silk or Matt emulsion paint. Is there any way of preparing the surface other than rubbing it down with sandpaper as I am getting too old for that sort of exercise!!! Ted
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
tedcat99 wrote:

Hey, Ted. I'm not sure of the available products in your neck of the woods, but here in the ex-colonies there are a couple of ways to go about it. One is to use a special primer specifically made to cover glossy paint and plastic laminates. Fresh Start by Benjamin Moore is one product. Then just paint with your regular ceiling paint
Another option is to use a liquid deglosser. This can be rubbed on the existing ceiling paint with a cloth - it cuts into the gloss allowing the new paint to bite. It's nasty stuff and not much less work than sanding. You can also use the liquid deglosser as an additive to your regular ceiling paint. It's not quite as effective, but since a ceiling receives little in the way or wear (unless you're quite the bedroom athlete!) it should be fine. Do _not_ let the ceiling paint splatter in your eyes if you use that stuff!
Or another option just occurred to me. For the cost of airfare and a couple or three weeks in a nice hotel, use of your car, and beer money would be nice, too, I might consider popping over to do it for you!
Option three is probably your best bet. ;)
R
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
tedcat99 wrote:

three
Oh, sure! Try and save that buck....errr...pound! Euro? Whatever. ;)
It should be a fairly common item. I don't have a can handy, or I'd look at the ingredients for you. It's basically a nasty solvent that eats into the paint and gives it some tooth for the new paint to bite into. Not sure where this oral fixation came from when we're talking about paint, but, there you are.
good luck in your hunt
R
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
tedcat99 wrote:

three
Hey Ted. Try searching for "liquid sandpaper" - that's the name you wacky UKers call it.
R
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Deglosser is a nasty mix of chemicals , if it is latex paint light sanding and proper primer for gloss is all that is needed, If oil paint sand well and prime in oil. Deglosser is as bad as breathing laquer thinner from the can, I believe Zylene and Toluene-Tylol are main components. I won`t use it., definatly on the not to be exposed to list.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Thank you Ricodjour for your reply, I wish I could afford option three but alas no luck. I have trawled the net and found a few references for Liquid deglosser but no outlets to purchase it. I will call a few of the more specialised DIY or Hardware outlets in Liverpool GB and ask if they stock it or know where I can obtain it. Once again thank you for your reply. Ted.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Thank you ricodjour and m ransley for your help. I have at last found the product called Easy Sand made by International Paints. It is available in B&Q stores in GB. I have'nt used it yet but it should do the job. Once again thanks fot your help. Ted
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.