How can l degloss walls that are to shiny?

Used semi gloss Behr paint on plaster walls..shows every flaw.
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  • Raven Farmer Raven Farmer on Jun 14, 2017
    I don't know any methods to degloss paint, but I do know if you use a light color it hardly shows defects. Also, you could use joint compound to fix any imperfections. After using the joint compound, sand, prime and re-paint. (I have noticed that priming after using the joint compoud really makes a difference with the finish.

  • Ronda Johnson Ronda Johnson on Jun 14, 2017
    go to Lowes or Home Depot in the area where they have chalk paint. The clear matte wax deglosses to me Even though it says wax it's more like polyacrylic. Test a small area first to se if it has the look that you want

  • William William on Jun 14, 2017
    Did you prime the walls before painting? If you did not that is the problem and not the paint.

  • Mdo23958999 Mdo23958999 on Jun 15, 2017
    Semi gloss does just that, shows everything so going to a flater paint will soften the finish and cover well with one coat.

  • Tonia Tonia on Jun 16, 2017
    There are top coats for chalk paint to make it more durable. I wonder if there is a matte option? I would look for that or buy a gallon of eggshell in the same color and give it one more coat.

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    • Arlene  Ruhstorfer Arlene Ruhstorfer on Jun 17, 2017
      Def going to look into the chalk top coat...that would prob dull it down some. Thanks for all the suggestions..don't feel so all alone trying to brainstorm when theres a problem ...