Paint Over Gloss: A How-To Guide to Achieving a Great Finish

How to paint over gloss
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Learning how to paint over gloss will help you lift your tired surfaces and have them looking refreshed again in no time.

Glossed windows, doors and skirting boards look amazing when they're first finished. But wear and tear will see them get scuffed and dirty and in need of a new top coat to restore them to their former glory. 

Steve Jenkins

Steve Jenkins is a freelance content creator with over two decades of experience working in digital and print and was previously the DIY content editor for Homebuilding & Renovating. 

He is a keen DIYer with over 20 years of experience in transforming and renovating the many homes he has lived in. He specialises in painting and decorating, but has a wide range of skills gleaned from working in the building trade for around 10 years and spending time at night school learning how to plaster and plumb.

He has fitted kitchens, tiled bathrooms and kitchens, laid many floors, built partition walls, plastered walls, plumbed in bathrooms, worked on loft conversions and much more. And when he's not sure how to tackle a DIY project he has a wide network of friends – including plumbers, gas engineers, tilers, carpenters, painters and decorators, electricians and builders – in the trade to call upon.