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Mixing paint sheens?

*Can I mix 1 gal of Behr Semi-Gloss with 3 gals of Behr Flat, all the same color?  

*If I bought an empty 5 gal pail, and put the 4 gals in it, would my Home Depot run it on the mixer for me?


I wanted 1 gal of High-Gloss and 3 gals of Flat Enamel and my brother managed to buy all the wrong paint.  I thought I'd mix the 4 gals together to use on the walls and buy the gal of High-Gloss that I wanted.


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Posted 2012-10-26T18:23:48+0000  by Pe Pe

Hello Pe.  Welcome to the Community!


Since you will be mixing paints that are all the same color, there is no guessing about what color you will end up with.


Changing flat paint to 25% semi-gloss and 75% flat may adjust the sheen a bit, but you certainly can do it.


There is an excellent thread on this topic already on the Community.  You can find it here: 


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Posted 2012-10-26T21:23:23+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
Thank you! I appreciate the help.
Posted 2012-11-16T19:56:32+0000  by Pe

You're welcome Pe.


How did the mix work out for you?

I was just wondering if the flat finish changed enough to notice when you added 25% semi-gloss.


Anyway, please let us know if you have any other questions.

Pictures are welcome as well.






Posted 2012-11-16T20:20:30+0000  by Chris_HD_CHI
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