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Farrow & Ball Estate Emulsion over Modern Emulsion?

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by efunc, 29 May 2021.

  1. efunc

    efunc

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    OK, I've had new plaster done, 50/50 mist coat of Dulux Supermatt and then straight on with F&B Modern Emulsion. The result is great, but I'm not entirely keen on the slight 7% sheen of Modern Emulsion. I have the same colour in 2% sheen Estate Emulsion and was wondering if I can go straight over it in that. I intend to rub back a tiny bit with fine sandpaper, but other than that are there any likely issues doing this? Is Modern Emulsion like a vinyl silk in terms of its components?
     
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    So.. I've bought the 'Estate Emulsion' versions of the paint I'm using now, so I'm hoping just sanding the Modern Emulsion I've already painted on the walls will be sufficient and I won't need a primer or anything first to completely cover it up. Anyone have any experience of this?
     
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    cant see a problem doing that
     
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    yes, thanks. I did it, and it worked just fine. Much nicer finish too.
     
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