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Old 04-21-2011, 11:55 PM   #1
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Dark Red over Medium Green

I have a medium tone green on some exterior trim in okay shape and i want to re-paint it with a Sequoia Red color.

Is there a need to primer?

Paint: Kelly Moore Exterior Semi Gloss.

Thank you.


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Old 04-22-2011, 10:06 AM   #2
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To achieve the proper red colour you need to prime with a darkish grey colour first...like a battleship grey. Ask the paint store to tint the primer for you and let them know the finish colour you are using.


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Old 04-22-2011, 03:58 PM   #3
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That would depend a bit on what base the sequoia is. I'm not familiar with Kelly Moore paints so I don't know if they compete with BM and SW on the hide of deep base colors. If the color is made from a deep or red base, it may cover just fine w/out a primer. If it's a clear base, that's different. The paint store will be able to answer that for you.
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