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    Using high-gloss paint over imperfections

    Painters & Decorators

    Does a high gloss paint product show imperfections on a surface? Is there any ways around this or will I just need to use another type of product instead?

    Asked by Jenny on 21st Apr 2021
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    P&G Home Support

    "If you prepare the surface properly you can use any paint you want just make sure is suitable for that kind of surface and it is 4 inside or outside depends where you want to use it"

    Answered on 22nd Apr 2021 - Member since Sep 2019 - report
    HUGHES DECORATING

    "Unfortunately any sheen will show up imperfections."

    Answered on 22nd Apr 2021 - Member since Dec 2018 - report
    Ola Decorator & maintenance

    "Hi,

    If you are unsure, before painting, follow these steps,

    Rub the surface all over with a low grit sandpaper if any section feels rough. Sand until blended and smooth.

    Get a primer & undercoat of your choice and colour, stir and apply first .

    Then apply your gloss or eggshell paint.

    Note make sure you stir the paint properly

    This will look great after these process"

    Answered on 5th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2021 - report
    Au Faix

    "If you do touch ups then yes it will show . You would be best covering the whole surface again"

    Answered on 27th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Madeco

    "Unfortunately gloss paint, silk, will show imperfections on the wall and ceiling, I advise you to use a matte paint"

    Answered on 24th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Mr Bond's Gleam and Shine Maintenance Services

    "Because of its high reflection, gloss paint can highlight surface imperfections. High gloss paints have the highest reflective appearance.
    I would suggest prepping the surface pre glossing"

    Answered on 27th Apr 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Mark Harrison

    "if you try sanding and filling any imperfections, and apply spot priming to the imperfecting areas, lightly sand imperfections again, and then apply a eggshell finish paint, oil based being ideal due to the opacity, hope this helps"

    Answered on 27th Apr 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    SortIt4u

    "It will show up slightly more, best to fill in prior to painting for best results"

    Answered on 27th Apr 2021 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    sri decorators

    "You need to do preparation on the surface you are painting sanding and filling the imperfections, a gloss finish will lite them were as a Matt finish will hide them some watt"

    Answered on 22nd Apr 2021 - Member since Sep 2020 - report
    Lanore Cleaning Service Ltd

    "Hi. you have to apply one layer that you let dry and then another that will be perfect thanks"

    Answered on 22nd Apr 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

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