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kaity123 11-02-2011 06:22 PM

light blue paint over dark brown paint?
 
I have dark brown walls that I will be painting with a light blue from Benjamin moore's regal line. should I use a primer before? & how many coats should I apply?
also! will white ceiling paint be okay to paint on a regular wall?
thanks for your help (:

Brushjockey 11-02-2011 07:31 PM

Paint over paint ( As long as it's not latex over a shiny oil- in which case curtain prep is needed) should not be a problem. And the regal will give better coverage than a primer. Expect 2 good coats.
Ceiling paint is super flat with no durability- not recommended for walls.

user1007 11-04-2011 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Brushjockey (Post 762546)
Paint over paint ( As long as it's not latex over a shiny oil- in which case curtain prep is needed) should not be a problem. And the regal will give better coverage than a primer. Expect 2 good coats.
Ceiling paint is super flat with no durability- not recommended for walls.

Hugh? Curtain prep?:eek:

A finish coat will give better coverage than a primer?:laughing:

Sealers/primers/undercoats serve different purposes than your finish coats. Regal is a great finish coat. It is not a primer and 400 coats of the stuff will not replace a primer if you need one. :thumbsup:

DrHicks 11-04-2011 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by kaity123 (Post 762495)
I have dark brown walls that I will be painting with a light blue from Benjamin moore's regal line. should I use a primer before? & how many coats should I apply?
also! will white ceiling paint be okay to paint on a regular wall?
thanks for your help (:

If this was my room, I would use 1 coat of primer - for both adhesion and to help hide the dark brown. Then I'd figure on 2 coats of paint. BM is good paint. It'll do a nice job.

Do NOT use ceiling paint on your walls. It's not formulated for that.


Good luck!

Brushjockey 11-04-2011 10:22 PM

looll Curtain- certain - typing is not my first language!

chrisn 11-05-2011 03:35 AM

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Originally Posted by sdsester (Post 763925)
Hugh? Curtain prep?:eek:

A finish coat will give better coverage than a primer?:laughing:

Sealers/primers/undercoats serve different purposes than your finish coats. Regal is a great finish coat. It is not a primer and 400 coats of the stuff will not replace a primer if you need one. :thumbsup:


Who's Hugh:huh:?

Brushjockey 11-05-2011 06:35 AM

Hugh Manatee?


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