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lori1976 01-14-2007 09:11 PM

Help:How to fix bad sponge paint job!
 
We are trying to sell our house, and we figured our deep red bathroom might be a detriment. We thought a faux finish would tone it down. My mother-in-law volunteered to sponge paint it for us...she used Pure White and way too much of it. It looks horrible, although I would never tell her that. What's the least labor-intensive way to make it look acceptable? I considered painting another color over the whole thing, but I'm not sure if that's the best idea either. Any suggestions would be more than welcome!

MgMopar 01-15-2007 12:27 PM

I would think painting over the whole thing with a primer then a soild color would be the quickest way to get it ready to sell. You may want to sand down any high spots if the paint is rough or running. If you still wanted a faux finish you could then start from scratch. I don't believe unless you are trying to hide something there would be a benefit to selling with a faux finish. Some may like it others may not. Most everyone can vision what they want if it's a blank wall. Selling a home you are making it desirable to as many people as possible.

ToolbeltTed 07-12-2007 03:25 PM

definately prime it. i feel like primer is the only thing 2 use 2 get rid of a bad paint job


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