I have accidentally painted a windowsill in gloss instead of a matte!

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Should I sand off the gloss or paint over it?

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  • Heje Heje on Jul 15, 2018

    If it is the same kind of paint such as latex, it just needs a light sanding and paint over it.

  • Jcraw Jcraw on Jul 15, 2018

    Keep it!!! You clean sills far more often than walls. Gloss really holds up to cleaning.

    The matte will be gone/nasty in a couple of minths.


    Unless your world is less dusty than mine, it will look like matte in two days.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 15, 2018

    Hi Rebecca,

    When thoroughly dry sand to jet rid of the shine and help you get a better grip with your Matt coat............Don't be tempted to do it before it has cured as you could end up with a mess on your hands! Take Care..........

  • My preference is to paint windowsills and trim in gloss paint, much easier to clean! Leave it and live with it and you will be pleasantly surprised.

  • William William on Jul 15, 2018

    Just lightly sand to remove the gloss and pain with the Matte.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 15, 2018

    Matte is going to be real hard to keep clean and not wash/peel off since its not a finish for scrubbing.... I would suggest at least a satin finish.... sand lightly first.