Asked on May 07, 2017

Do you have to do anything before painting satin over flat paint?

by Becky

Is there any prep work involved? If so, can someone clue me into how to clean walls with flat paint?

  5 answers
  • I have done this in the past with little prep; just make sure that everything is clean and smooth but flat paint is like a primer.

  • Kathy Lacy Kathy Lacy on May 07, 2017

    No prep other that clean the surface area (wall / room / object) so that the paint is being added to the surface and not the dirty wall this will make your painted wall last longer and not need to be repainted as often.

  • Just peachy Just peachy on May 08, 2017

    So long as it is clean, you should be good to go.

  • I Restore Stuff I Restore Stuff on May 08, 2017

    Agree with all of the suggestions so far.

  • Katherine Anne Katherine Anne on May 11, 2017

    The thing you want to do prior to painting a satin surface to a flat painted surface is same as it would be if reversed. Do repair any holes or cracks in the surface, Do sand any areas you have repaired and any areas of the surface that are uneven. Be sure to make sure that all are completely free dust or hairs. If necessary, use a very slightly damp cloth to softly skim the surfaces you want to paint... This way, you will be positive there is no debris left on surface, prior to applying the paint. The next best thing to do is to make sure you have enough light in the room, when you are painting, so that you can paint all of your walls/furniture/floor evenly by either paint brush or a paint roller. Good Luck!