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Old 06-18-2012, 12:55 PM   #16
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We had a similar experience when painting our kitchen. We wanted to paint it blue and yellow. Crazy color scheme I know. But, coming to the disaster, my wife painted dark blue where we had intended yellow. This was after scraping, cleaning, sanding, applying putty, sanding again, primer-ing, sanding and where the final two coats of glossy yellow should have gone we painted dark blue. . I was worried that the blue would be too strong and be seen through the yellow paint. We decided to try it out so just sanded it and scruffed it up a bit and painted it yellow on top. Second coat covered all the blue. An extra coat of yellow gave the wall a beautiful finish. Phew.
I've found in many cases that the lighter colors will cover better than darker ones. I think it depends on what base is used to mix the color with. Extra deep base mixtures don't seem to cover worth squat.

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Old 06-18-2012, 06:45 PM   #17
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john,

Just painted the den a medium taupe. It was 3 cream walls and one dark greenish blue wall.

I was surprised to see that SW SuperPaint in a medium taupe still shows a big difference in color, after 2 coats.

Wasn't sure whether to put a 3rd coat on the light colored walls or put a 3rd coat on the darker wall. Then decided I'm running out of time and it looks good so I'll leave it.

If I ever run into this again, I'd use primer on the darker wall to bring it more into the same color as the other walls.

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