Help! ive just painted walls with gloss and not matt

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  1. benandrews

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    Hello! i've just painting a bedroom with dulux gloss paint and realised its not matt! what can i do? any help? i'm worried i've just turned a small job into a huge one!
     
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    accept it.

    Or remove it.

    or wait till dry and paint over it.
     
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    Only came here cause this gave me a laugh ( a good hoot , sorry .)
    But can you take the shine off with a bit of wet and dry ?
    What did you do ?
     
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    Evil :mrgreen:
     
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    Come in here to offer a bit of moral support - I've been there!

    ;)
     
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    Sorry mate, but it's gonna be hard painting the matte over the fresh coat of gloss.

    Use an oil-based overcoat first, then paint over with matte - haven't tried it before just so you know, but it seems pretty logical :)

    Don't worry, we've all had DIY disasters before, I nearly hammered away a huge wall in to my wall. Could be worst disasters ;)
     
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    I did the same thing with silk and did an entire wall before I realised it was drying to a nice sheen - which is not what I wanted. :eek:
    I just abraded it with a sander and it covered ok with matt. Not sure that would work with gloss though.
     
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    A mate painted gloss onto his back bedroom ceiling.

    He no longer needed an outside light, to light up his garden :mrgreen:
     
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