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Posted: 4/15/2006 8:23:22 AM EDT
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 8:26:57 AM EDT
Yes, they used the wrong base.

The pigment adds color, not finish.
Link Posted: 4/15/2006 8:38:35 AM EDT
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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