wikiHow to Put Flat Paint on Semi Gloss Paint

This is how to put flat paint on semi gloss paint.

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    Mix a cup of TSP cleaner into a gallon of warm water. Wear rubber gloves if you have sensitive skin. With your sponge, wipe down your walls with the TSP, then wipe them again with a sponge dipped in clean water.
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    Rough up the gloss on your semi-gloss paint. There are two ways to do this. Sand the entire wall with 100-grit sandpaper. Use a pole sander. You do not need to sand to bare wall. All you need to do is to rough up the shine of the semi-gloss paint. The other way is to use a paint brush and apply a deglosser (available at most good hardware stores). You'll spread on a coat of deglosser with your brush and then wipe it off with a clean cloth. Then rub your wall down with a wet sponge frequently dipped in clean water.
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    Wipe walls with a tack cloth after sanding.
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    Paint on a coat of good primer, and allow to dry. Paint with a medium-grade (or better) flat paint.
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    Or, skip the primer and paint two coats of medium-grade (or better) flat paint if that is easier or cheap.

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