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Old 04-12-2009, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Florida
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moving into a house we just bought. 2 of the bedrooms and the room we will use as dining room are now painted what I call an orangey color ( I know-ugly,eh); the front bathroom is a sage. I want to change all four rooms to a beige(for now). Think the walls will need to be primed to cover the darker colors?
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:46 AM
 
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moving into a house we just bought. 2 of the bedrooms and the room we will use as dining room are now painted what I call an orangey color ( I know-ugly,eh); the front bathroom is a sage. I want to change all four rooms to a beige(for now). Think the walls will need to be primed to cover the darker colors?
Of course they do, so the old color doesn't bleed through the new. I'd suggest getting a "high hiding primer", like Kilz2 latex. It's very easy to use and available at Lowes hardward for sure. I've been using a lot of it lately. I would suggest two coats, then your finish coat in your new color. Good luck.
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Old 04-12-2009, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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BTW...at nearly any paint shop etc you can ask to have the primer "tinted". This gets you even closer to the final chossen end color...it's usually free too .
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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thanks! rep points to you both.

I hate,hate,hate painting. Now extra painting due to the primer

Why oh why would somone trying to sell their house use such dark,gawdy colors?? And they just recently painted using those colors--called it part of the upgrade

I shall be scheduling for a massage after the painting is completed.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:18 AM
 
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Just realise that the paint chips are over white color. They will darken as you paint over darker colors ;so take this into account on colors.
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Old 04-12-2009, 10:34 AM
 
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Why oh why would somone trying to sell their house use such dark,gawdy colors?? And they just recently painted using those colors--called it part of the upgrade
My son painted his room a medium blue. When he moved out, that one took three coats of primer before I was satisfied enough to apply the nice buttery yellow color that's there now!
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Old 04-13-2009, 01:09 AM
 
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Applying primer is good before applying paint as some walls are porous and paint does not come out well finished on such walls. Its better to prime the walls before applying color over it.


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Old 04-13-2009, 08:19 AM
 
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primer is good but in my house I use my extra lighter colored paints from the previous project rooms to 'erase' a bad color choice (for new project rooms). i like erasing with regular paint so the brushes/rollers are easily washed and to keep the odors down
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Florida
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huh?
Sorry, I'm having a really blonde moment because I don't understand your post.

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primer is good but in my house I use my extra lighter colored paints from the previous project rooms to 'erase' a bad color choice (for new project rooms). i like erasing with regular paint so the brushes/rollers are easily washed and to keep the odors down
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Old 04-13-2009, 11:55 AM
 
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k, thanks. I think I will ask for the tinted primer. Gawd I hate painting
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Applying primer is good before applying paint as some walls are porous and paint does not come out well finished on such walls. Its better to prime the walls before applying color over it.


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