Matt over silk on artex

6 Oct 2006
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United Kingdom
I have artex ceilings (horrible I know) in my hallway which are currently coated in silk emulsion, I want rid of the silk and get a nice matt finish.

Question is how? I was under the impression that matt over silk was a no no or not possible, is this correct? If so is there a sealant I can put on to the silk prior to the matt finish?

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Assuming the silk is not gloss, then, buy Leyland Vinyl Matt in Brilliant White to go over the silk emulsioned artex (provided the cieling is already white). But i warn you NOT to use cheap alternatives, like Retail Matt Emulsions go over the silk emulsioned cieling. The problems a matt paint can have over silk paint is 99.99% of the time when coated over a TOTALLY flat surface.

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