Hide thumbnail. Silk Soft Sheen ... flat matt finish. Painting Matt on to Vinyl Silk Paint on Un-prepped Walls by Willy1954 » Tue May 26, 2015 8:47 pm Last post by proptech Thu May 28, 2015 10:13 am Source(s): Painter for 13 years. Previous owners painted a whole room in dark shiny purple. I also matt emulsioned my skirting boards, well some of them in 1 room as I dislike the really high sheen of a gloss paint but was told that this will just dirty and mark a lot more. In the end it was so bad we papered the wall!! Checked the wall and the area with the matt white emulsion had several blisters on it where the silk had lifted from the plaster surface Now really fed up - Grrrrrr As with my 2nd post, i had this problem before when painting over plaster coving coated in silk, then changing to matt emulsion. It is also easier to wipe over. Two coats of matt paint later and there are lots of spidery cracks. Your plan of attack should be based on how many rooms or areas of a room need to be repainted, and what kind of time restrictions there may be on the job. Painting over wallpaper doesn't need to be tricky, just follow our guide! It is the most durable of these three emulsion paints. This is because they have the power of producing different effects, especially when you want your rooms to have different attractions. This is a video from Online Silk Painting Class. If you enjoyed Silk, please let me know! Art shared with Silk is licensed under Creative Commons. Read on to discover the best techniques and methods for painting over wallpaper. Fill holes with spackling and smooth it with a putty knife, sand any rough spots and ensure the walls are clean. Silk is one of those beautiful materials that is lightweight, feels good against the skin and comes in a vast array of colors. Post by ian gibson » Sat Nov 19, 2016 9:51 pm Agree with Fitzy here, in over 40 odd years in the trade I've never had a problem putting matt over silk as long as you give it a good rub down to flatten off the sheen. Remove as much of the loose paint as possible using a flexible scraper with a good sharp edge. Across the divide, smooth matt and silk are the most common finishes that are commonly used for interior design painting. Re: Painting matt over silk emulsion paint? or finish the silk coat and then put a matt one over the top. In addition to the variety of matt, satin and silk paints, there are other things to consider. But the finish is terrible -- the bits done with a roller look … You'll need at least two coats as the first tends to soak in and you won't get a completely smooth finish, also worth diluting by about 10% which will help reduce roller marks. PS. Warning - DO NOT paint matt over silk paint, it will crack. We sanded them and scrubbed clean. 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