Last week I bought C2 Canadian Flag in acrylic latex eggshell. I
painted my dining room this weekend and have some questions with
regards to eggshell paint in particular since I have never used it
I used the recommended primer and painted two coats of primer. The
room is approximately 160sq feet and I used the whole gallon of primer
(specs 350sq feet per gallon). After more than 12 hours I started
applying the eggshell paint. I did two coats of the Canadian Flag and
used most of the gallon I bought.
My questions are:
1) It still seems as if I will need to give a third coat of the
eggshell paint. Is there a time period you should wait before deciding
whether more coats of paint are needed? This morning the color seems
more consistent, but I would like to know how long it will take before
I see the "true color" of this product.
2) The eggshell just seems to have too much sheen for my liking. Will
the sheen decrease as the paint dry? Will a third coat make it more
glossy? Do I have to wait a time period before I decide if the sheen
is too much?
3) If the eggshell proves to be too glossy for my taste after all, is
it recommend painting a coat of flat over the eggshell? Will the flat
"bond" to the eggshell and not start to peel after a time? Or should I
As a last remark - I love this color and the C2 paint is fabulous to