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Old 05-28-2013, 10:43 PM   #61
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Old 05-29-2013, 05:39 AM   #63
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bare drywall. 1 primer 2 top coats. on repaints, 2 top coats. no excuses , no picture framing, no tap dancing ,done right. If people don't like it ,get some one else.
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #64
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The prime directive may prohibit me from helping "you" people more. Take us to warp 9. I need us out of here. Captain, I do not know how much more the engines will take. Scotty push it and let us leave these alien beings to do what they do and what they become.

OMG. Captain our on board PR guy just opened a window and flew out a window. He took tribbles with him. And you know he painted halls and things for us on weekends because he got bored easily. Should we at least send him some oxygen?

No Mr. Spock, let him find his way out there. But sir, he took paint brushes and tribbles with him. They would make great living paint roller covers to some underdeloped species.

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Old 05-29-2013, 12:34 PM   #65
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Just wow. You know I'm cranky today so I am just going to lay this out there and bugger the consequences.

The OP came here looking for answers on a painting question and what happened....it turned into a pissing contest.

Way to go - this site is about helping people who have asked for your knowledge, not debates and not a contest on who is right and who is wrong. Put your ideas or your work process out there and let the op decide what they want to do. There is no reason to end up like this one has...at least not on a thread that was a request for help.

We look to you all for advice. I may not agree with what is posted once in a while but I have no issue with seeing many different thought processes and then choosing the one that works for me. Painting is not electrical no one is going to die if it is not done a certain way.

I have the utmost respect for all of you and your time that you donate over and over again to help us diyers but sorry really disappointed in how this one turned out.

To the OP. Here is what I did to cover some really DARK purple. I ended up using the Zinser sealer and then one coat of primer and two coats of paint. It might have been overkill but no way no how can you tell what the color was underneath and believe me when I say it was dark it was almost black. I noticed that after the sealer and the primer I could still tell what color it was. After the second coat of paint it looked great. Cost a bit more but was well worth the end result.

Robyn - who sometimes does one coat and sometimes does two
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Old 05-29-2013, 12:48 PM   #66
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You have to understand something. Those of us who come to this site trying to help get tired, and I suppose just need to play at times. Hope you are not blonde an that the bad days will leave you for a month soon.


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SD, I know you put an inordinate amount of time and effort into this site and have even answered many of my questions. I am certainly not directing my rant to anyone in particular....but if this thread was the response to my first question I on here I sure as heck wouldn't bother with the site.

Debate is healthy (heck started a few myself) and so are differing opinions but personal attacks and back and forth sniping is not what this site is about. Especially on a thread where someone was looking for advice.

If someone wants to start a paint debate thread I would even play because I like Valspar.....oooooh there I came out of the closet and said it in public, but alas I will have to wait until later as I have to tend to my tribbles

Just really sad the way this turned out because I know this site is so much better than this.
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SD, I know you put an inordinate amount of time and effort into this site and have even answered many of my questions. I am certainly not directing my rant to anyone in particular....but if this thread was the response to my first question I on here I sure as heck wouldn't bother with the site.

Debate is healthy (heck started a few myself) and so are differing opinions but personal attacks and back and forth sniping is not what this site is about. Especially on a thread where someone was looking for advice.

If someone wants to start a paint debate thread I would even play because I like Valspar.....oooooh there I came out of the closet and said it in public, but alas I will have to wait until later as I have to tend to my tribbles

Just really sad the way this turned out because I know this site is so much better than this.
The problem is this site is so troll laden. I think I am finally done with it.
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Just wow. You know I'm cranky today so I am just going to lay this out there and bugger the consequences.

The OP came here looking for answers on a painting question and what happened....it turned into a pissing contest.

Way to go - this site is about helping people who have asked for your knowledge, not debates and not a contest on who is right and who is wrong. Put your ideas or your work process out there and let the op decide what they want to do. There is no reason to end up like this one has...at least not on a thread that was a request for help.

We look to you all for advice. I may not agree with what is posted once in a while but I have no issue with seeing many different thought processes and then choosing the one that works for me. Painting is not electrical no one is going to die if it is not done a certain way.

I have the utmost respect for all of you and your time that you donate over and over again to help us diyers but sorry really disappointed in how this one turned out.

To the OP. Here is what I did to cover some really DARK purple. I ended up using the Zinser sealer and then one coat of primer and two coats of paint. It might have been overkill but no way no how can you tell what the color was underneath and believe me when I say it was dark it was almost black. I noticed that after the sealer and the primer I could still tell what color it was. After the second coat of paint it looked great. Cost a bit more but was well worth the end result.

Robyn - who sometimes does one coat and sometimes does two
I am going to throw my 2 cents in and I am done.
The first 6 posts answered the question that was asked, especially brush's post #7
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SD I am sorry to hear that you feel this way. I know you put a lot of thought and effort into your answers.

I also know the question was answered. I don't believe I stated that it wasn't - but it's what the thread degenerated into that frustrated me. It's happening more frequently lately and is sad to see....and yes, I understand I hijacked this one and for that I apologize.

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