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Paint vinyl soft sheen over first coat vinyl matt

Is there a problem if I paint the living room wall with Dulux Vinyl Soft Sheen as second coat over a Dulux Vinyl Matt coat (both Trade paints)? This will be applied over a mist coat on the newly plastered wall.
Appreciate your response.

Thank you

7 Answers from MyBuilder Painters & Decorators

Best Answer

no won't be a problem but applying a soft sheen you have to be careful of picture framing where your cutting in will be different texture to roller so you can either use a 4inch roller of same fabric to go over while your cutting in or roll with your bigger roller as close you can to the edge over cutting in


Answered 23rd Feb 2020

There's no problem at all putting on soft sheen as the third coat. As long as it's had a watered down white emulsion miss coat and a second coat of matt emulsion then it should be absolutely fine.


Answered 25th Feb 2020

as long as they are both water based paints i cant see any problems,
give at least 16-20 hrs between coats.


Answered 23rd Feb 2020

I can't see a problem with this, but bear in mind the plaster will still be very absorbent even after the mist coat, so ease the paint with some water( should have this info on the tin)


Answered 23rd Feb 2020

As long as you apply a mist coat ( contract matt), to new plaster first it will be fine, though there is no need at all to then put a vinyl matt before the soft sheen. Your better off putting 2 coats of soft sheen on top of your mist coat as the soft sheen will need 2 coats anyway. Hope this helps,


Answered 23rd Feb 2020

I would recommend that you still put 2 coats of the soft sheen on


Answered 23rd Feb 2020

You should still apply two coats of soft sheen paint.


Answered 24th Feb 2020

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