Saturday, August 5, 2017

How to Mix Olympic® Semi-Gloss with Glidden® Interior Flat Paint

Fig.1 Painter's Cap

By Gary Boutin

Supplies and Tools:
Cordless drill with hex driver
Makita Hex bit holder
Olympic Premium Interior Latex semi-gloss paint
Paint bucket - 5 gallons
Paint mixing paddle with hex head

This job required mixing Olympic® 1-gallon Semi-Gloss paint into 2-gallons of Glidden® Interior flat paint.

This post shows the seven steps to mixing these paints.

Step 1: Above right fig.1 painter's cap. Below middle fig.2 and fig.3 shows the mixture of Olympic® 1-gallon semi-gloss paint in 2-gallons of Glidden® Interior flat paint.
 Fig.2 Semi-gloss paint
Fig.3 Glidden® 
Interior Flat Paint
 Step 2: Fig.4 shows the color mixing chart from Home Depot of Glidden® paint. Fig.5 shows the  paint is flat mate base 1.
Fig.4 The Home Depot 
paint numbers
Fig.5 Flat Base 1 paint
Step 3: Fig.6 shows the three paint cans. The two flat paint was ordered and delivered. We decided to mix flat paint with semi-gloss to give the wall more durability.
Fig.6 Paint cans
Step 4: Fig.7 shows a Ryobi 12 volt cordless drill with a hex driver that is the same size as the paint mixing paddle. Fig.8 shows the Makita Hex hex bit holder.

Fig.7 Ryobi 12 volt 
cordless drill
Fig.8 Makita Hex bit holder
Step 5: Fig.9 shows the cordless drill, the hex head driver and the paint paddle (normally used for mixing joint compound) mixed the first can of paint in the 5-gallon paint bucket. Fig.10 shows the the cans of paint into the paint bucket.
Fig.9 Ryobi 12 volt cordless
drill with Paint  Paddle
Fig.10 Paint Paddle 
Mixing paint
Step 6: Fig.11 shows the paint is all mixed together. Once the paint does not have any streaks than the paint is well mixed. Fig.12 shows the paint on the wall drying.
Fig.11 Nice smooth paint
Fig.12 Shows the 
paint drying

Step 7: Fig.13 and fig.14 shows the ceiling and the wall are painted and the job is finished.
Fig.13 painted
around door

Fig.14 Walls painted

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