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11/20/2019 5:07:11 PM
Posted: 4/15/2006 7:23:22 AM EST
I had some paint mixed yesterday for an house painting project. I asked for a semi-gloss finish. The product was mixed using a can of "flat" base stock but the color mixing tag they printed on the can shows "semi-gloss". I completed part of the job yesterday evening, and today, it appears to me that the finish is flat, not semi-gloss.

I am wondering if they used the wrong base to mix the paint. My question to the Arfcom paint experts is... "Is a semi-gloss finish mixed from a gloss base or from a flat base?" Or can it be done with both? The paint is exterior acrylic latex. Thanks!
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:26:57 AM EST
Yes, they used the wrong base.

The pigment adds color, not finish.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 7:38:35 AM EST
Thanks, that is what I thought. I wanted to be sure before I go back and ask them to replace the paint with new semi-gloss.
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