Can you successfully apply a satin latex over a semi gloss latex?
Yes you can.
If satin paint is latex and the gloss you are painting is latex painting over is fine..but if one is oil paint and one is latex they will not stick on wall surface...check for type by doing simple test using rubbing alcohol and scrub a spot if there is residue left on the rag it most likely is latex...if nothing on the cloth most likely oil paint or alkyd paint
Satin is lower gloss than semi-gloss paint. Paint finishes in order of decreasing gloss are: * Gloss * Semi-gloss * Satin/Low sheen * Flat Some manufacturers call Satin/Low sheen finish Eggshell, and others regard this as a finish between Satin/Low sheen and Flat paint. The higher the gloss finish the easier it is to clean, the higher its durabillity and the more it shows surface imperfections.
Since latex paint is also water-based, you can apply it over a water-based enamel as long as that enamel is a flat, eggshell, or satin sheen. If the water-based enamel is gloss or semi-gloss, you risk the new paint peeling off. To remedy this problem, it's best to wash the existing paint with a liquid deglosser or deglossing cleaner such as T.S.P., or lightly sand the area with sandpaper to remove gloss, or apply a…