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Old 06-11-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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Absolutely no need to buy expensive paint for an indoor application like that.
I agree. I did most of my house with Valspar from Lowe's and it looks great. I had to do some touch-up in the one room that I'm not fully re-painting and the new trim in that room, and used Porter, because that's what the professional painter used on it a few years ago, and I wanted to make sure the sheen and color matched perfectly, so I stuck with Porter for that room. OMG that is the worst paint I've ever used, and it costs almost twice as much as Valspar. It's so thin it's like working with water. Drips all over the place, needs 3 coats on the new trim (pre-primed white). We're talking white on white, which should not take 3 coats to keep the primer from showing through. With Valspar I only needed one coat.

Even Walmart's cheapo paint that I used in the bathroom a few years ago was much easier to work with and gave better coverage than Porter and only needed one coat after priming. Haven't tried Benjamin Moore yet, as our closest BM dealer is about 45 miles from here, but I've heard great things about that brand. Don't know the cost though. Valspar was about $25. Porter was nearly $50 with tax. I used Glidden once and didn't care for it. The only thing I don't like about Valspar is that it stinks for a long, long time.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:13 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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My wife and I were talking about the color in the bathroom again tonight.

She seems to think I only need to repaint the wall with the mural on it. I told her I thought the entire base color needs to change to something more neutral.

Any opinions?
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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My wife and I were talking about the color in the bathroom again tonight.

She seems to think I only need to repaint the wall with the mural on it. I told her I thought the entire base color needs to change to something more neutral.

Any opinions?
Looking back over this whole thread shows that virtually all of the replies said that painting the whole house was the thing to do. You want to sell your house as quickly as possible for top dollar, right? Why skimp on a couple of small walls and a few bucks of paint?
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:39 AM
 
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My wife and I were talking about the color in the bathroom again tonight.

She seems to think I only need to repaint the wall with the mural on it. I told her I thought the entire base color needs to change to something more neutral.

Any opinions?
Agree with you.

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Looking back over this whole thread shows that virtually all of the replies said that painting the whole house was the thing to do. You want to sell your house as quickly as possible for top dollar, right? Why skimp on a couple of small walls and a few bucks of paint?
You can't just paint one wall in that bathroom and leave the rest. The other walls will look bad by comparison, and you won't be able to match the color and have it all look painted the same. Go neutral in the whole house.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Agree with you.

You can't just paint one wall in that bathroom and leave the rest. The other walls will look bad by comparison, and you won't be able to match the color and have it all look painted the same. Go neutral in the whole house.
Technically speaking I could match the color. I have enough left over paint to cover that entire wall.

Looks like I'll be painting it sooner than later. Thanks for the continued feedback here.
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Old 06-17-2011, 08:42 PM
 
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Technically speaking I could match the color. I have enough left over paint to cover that entire wall.

Looks like I'll be painting it sooner than later. Thanks for the continued feedback here.
That would depend on how long ago you painted the other walls, and whether they still look freshly painted or not. Just because you still have some paint, it won't necessarily match the remaining walls well enough.
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Old 06-18-2011, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Chandler,AZ
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Paint a neutral color. Would be happy to make any other suggestions to improve the likelihood of a fast sale if you like.
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Old 06-18-2011, 11:44 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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That would depend on how long ago you painted the other walls, and whether they still look freshly painted or not. Just because you still have some paint, it won't necessarily match the remaining walls well enough.
I painted the bedroom back in November, ugh. It kills me that I'm going to repaint it again so soon.

When I painted the bathroom, the prospect of changing employers wasn't anywhere on the radar.
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