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Old 06-19-2007, 08:15 PM   #1
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10 hrs 14 x 12 room


Geez. its been a long time since I painted and didnt realize all the work involved..masking, bending, ect...counting 2 meal breaks and a trip to Ace, about 10 hrs to do that size room. I bet to some of you ur thinking you'll never hire me!
Prior owners did a crappy touch up job, and Im paying the price preping for dark colors...red and blue...for sons room.
Had to use 2 coats of primer...didnt think I would use that much, but trim and all walls and ceiling took 2 gallons of grey primer.
1sr question is....why didnt this primer adhere properly the 1st time?(shiny ugly white). 2nd..guy at home depot says I have to wait 18 hrs between coats for dark colors....why does this take so long to dry? Would a better quality dry faster?

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1sr question is....why didnt this primer adhere properly the 1st time?(shiny ugly white).
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It was going over a shiny white?
Improper prep would do it (not sanding, cleaning)
So would a crappy primer
If the paint on there was oil-based it would slide off w/o the proper prep, and latex would be the wrong type of primer

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Had to use 2 coats of primer...didnt think I would use that much, but trim and all walls and ceiling took 2 gallons of grey primer.
There is almost no need ever for 2 coats primer
If the first coat failed, then I see what you mean

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2nd..guy at home depot says I have to wait 18 hrs between coats for dark colors....why does this take so long to dry? Would a better quality dry faster?
Mmmm...well, he has a point
Technically, it's best to let paint dry overnight
Especially with the HD paints
Behr has been known to take days to dry

In reality, with the quality lines from Ben Moore and Sherwin Williams can be re-coated within a matter of hours, even the dark colors (depending on humdity)

Generally, you'll get better advice, product, and tools from an actual Paint Store

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