I got the same color of existing wall color. But the problem is that even though the existing paint is at the least glossiness, it is still a lot more glossy than the old walls. Is there any paint or method I can use to reduce the glossiness of wall paint so I can match the old walls with the paint I got?

Edit: To further the conversation. Is there any coating paint that will reduce the sheen gradually by the number of layers being applied. For example, when I apply first layer, it will dull the sheen for certain percentages, and then the second layer will dull the sheen for certain amount, until I can very closely match the surrounding color and sheen?

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    Possible duplicate of Is it possible to de-gloss paint?
    – isherwood
    Apr 22, 2019 at 19:32
  • Google dead flat varnish it may cost more than buying a gallon of flat paint of right color. If you bought a sample matched to your color be aware that samples are usually only available in satin finish
    – Kris
    Apr 22, 2019 at 23:54
  • Thanks, that's very useful information, I have edited my original question for further discussion.
    – KubiK888
    Apr 24, 2019 at 16:29
  • Can you use something like Floetrol a thinning additive so that as you dilute the paint will decrease the gloss?
    – tk421
    Apr 24, 2019 at 16:34
  • Paint the entire wall. If you can still actually notice it at the corner, that's not even close to the right paint.
    – Mazura
    Apr 25, 2019 at 2:13

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No. The paint doesn't have a glossy "finish", the gloss is built into the paint. You must repaint. Anything that "deglosses" your wall will certainly hurt the quality of your paint job and with 100% certainty will not match your other wall.

  • I agree with this answer and will add that it sounds like the OP (per comments) is trying to "touch up" areas but is using some other paint than the original, which is without a doubt impossible to get perfect. Paint the whole wall if you want to preserve your sanity. May 24, 2019 at 20:56

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