How do you dull a glossy finish? When it comes to dulling a glossy paint finish, sanding it out may be the best option. Also called “rubbing out the finish“, this process allows you to manually remove some of the finish material. Plus, it roughs up the surface, getting rid of shine along the way. Sanding gives you a lot of control, as well.
How do you make glossy paint look matte? You cannot cover glossy paint with flat or matte paint, but you can cut down the gloss of a high-sheen finish. Do this with a liquid deglosser to cut the gloss of the finish followed by a clear matte varnish or topcoat to refine and preserve it.
How do you make glossy paint flat? Probably the easiest way to make a glossy paint flat or satin would be to sand it by hand. Wet or dry sandpaper 300 grit or finer is best. Another option is using a Scotch-Brite pad. Be especially careful on outer edges and corners not to remove too much paint.
How do you dull fresh paint? Mix in a bit of a complementary color.
Complementary colors are colors that lay opposite of each other on the color wheel. Adding a little bit of a complementary color to your first color will help dull the shade down. For example, if you wanted to dull down red paint, you would add a little bit of green paint to it.