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Old 07-05-2009, 12:58 AM   #1
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Hi and thanks in advance for helping me out with some novice questions.

I am closing on a home next week and the living room is an off-white eggshell with some designs painting on it in a medium blue. I want to paint it with a much darker color. They are plaster walls (the house is about 80 years old) and I am using a latex flat paint.

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1. Do I need to prime this?
2. Do I need to sand between each coat?
3. Do I need to wash the walls with TSP?

Also, what does everyone think of Behr paint? I have found many posts that have blasted the brand but they tend to be 1-3 years old and I know that they have done some new things there to improve their product, so any recent experiences would help!

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1. Do I need to prime this?
2. Do I need to sand between each coat?
3. Do I need to wash the walls with TSP?

1.Need too, no, should you, probably
2. Need too, no, should you,yes,lightly
3.Need too, no, should you, yes, with something( not necessarily (TSP), before step 1.


Behr paint, if you have read ANYTHING about it here or anywhere else, you have the answer, none of these posts are that old.

Behr sucks
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The only thing that has changed with Behr over the last few years is thier price. And now that thy are crossing the $30 a gallon line, it's bordering on criminal. Do youself a favor and go to Benjamin Moore dealer and pick up the Regal line. Priced in the mid $30's it will lay waste to that bull crap Behr calls paint.
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Any suggestions on a primer brand? Should I get it tinted?
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BM Fresh Start, Zinnser's Bullseye123

Tinted,yes
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