I like the color, but I have discovered that I don't like the sheen.
So right now I have semi-gloss on the walls, and now that I look hard at it
I think it should be satin or one level flatter. If I have one coat on
already of semi-gloss, can I safely put satin over it as the second coat and
still achieve a satin finish?
Customer service at the paint manufacturer should have the answer.
Otherwise, one of the adhesion promoting primers on the market might be
a good answer. Check over the shelves at your paint store...lots of
unique problem solving products there. Good luck.
Alright, now we're getting somewhere.
Have you ever heard of the Law of Conversation of Favors? My freshman
year in college, our lacrosse captain, a superb goalie named Jeff, took
me aside and told me about the Law. Specifically he was talking about
the "cage" manager - the athletic supplies head honcho by the name of
Murphy - and the importance of conserving Murph's favors. If you
wasted Murph's time and patience by asking for replacement socks and
towels and other trivial things that you'd lost, you'd use up your
limited number of favors. Then, when you _really_ needed the favor,
you were out of luck. The well had run dry.
My point is that you seem to be a smart guy with a tendency to be lazy.
That's not a crime - in fact it's fairly common, and I tend to doubt
that I'm the first person who has told you this. You seem to want to
be spoon fed information without effort. You're asking us to do you
favors and provide answers to simple questions. Answers to questions
that have been asked innumerable times, and things that would take you
far less time to search for on your own.
You may want to take into account the Law of Conservation of Favors
when posting. Save your questions for the tougher situations - things
where you might find conflicting information that seem to have equal
merit and wish to know which is the better course of action, or things
where your web searches are dead ends.
I do appreciate your input. What I'm about to say does nothing to lessen
your input past and present. But here is where I get pissy. I don't expect
you to embrace me as a brother after this, but it isn't my intent to attack
THIS IS AS NEWSGROUP No one compels you to answer, no one has appointed you
the guru, no one is asking you directly.
IF YOU DON'T LIKE THE QUESTION - THEN DON'T ANSWER. I do it all the time,
when people annoy me by asking too much I don't answer. I don't killfile
them, I don't brood over it with cold hatred, I simply don't answer. They
will either get the point and go elsewhere or someone else will offer
assistance. At no time do I presume that my input is required. No one pays
me to be here so what I do is done through interest alone.
AT NO TIME DO I ASSUME OR EXPECT AN ANSWER. Yeah I post a lot of questions,
so what? It is sufficient to simply ignore the silly questions. You're
right, I'm not an idiot, if no one answers the question then I'll assume
they aren't biting and look it up myself. There is nothing lost in asking
first, except maybe an additional post. But in not asking there is the
chance, however slim, that valid information in the form of anecdotes will
be lost - simply because someone was afraid to ask a stupid or obvious
You didnt say if you recently painted it. If its old oil sand it
completly dull with a pole sander and prime if your not feeling safe ,
if its old latex medium sand it. if its new latex go right over it. If
its old wash it good.
No it's fresh latex, a week old. I'm gonna run down to the paint store this
afternoon and see what they recommend. But doesn't sound like it will be a
problem. I can try TSP if nothing pans out, that's pretty good at taking
the shine off paint.
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