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JeanneSprague 11-01-2011 01:09 PM

painting a ceiling and partially down walls
 
Using an off-white paint I'm painting a textured ceiling and then carrying the paint about 12 inches down all the walls. The colour of the bottom portion of the walls is a lot darker than the ceiling colour. Do I have to do a line prior to painting the ceiling/walls? or can I just overpaint into the darker portion of the wall, do a line, and then paint the lower portion of the wall with the darker colour?

jsheridan 11-01-2011 01:30 PM

Yes, to the second option. You always want an overlap with one color whenever two colors meet. Since painting is done top/down, inside/out, you paint the ceiling first, overlapping, then cut your line to the white. Good Luck with that.
Joe

jschaben 11-01-2011 01:52 PM

Since I have experienced attempting to cover light color with a darker color, and, as a DIYer where my time isn't worth near as much as a pro, I would be inclined to paint the ceiling and a few inches down the wall. Paint the dark color and then go back with the ceiling paint to the desired level. JMHO.

jsheridan 11-01-2011 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by jschaben (Post 761534)
Since I have experienced attempting to cover light color with a darker color, and, as a DIYer where my time isn't worth near as much as a pro, I would be inclined to paint the ceiling and a few inches down the wall. Paint the dark color and then go back with the ceiling paint to the desired level. JMHO.

Top/down, the ceiling should be completed first. Most dark colors will go over white, especially a flat ceiling white. It's only the really deep colors with neutral/clear bases that have trouble. I just put a dark brown over white Azek, two coats no problem. SW A-100.

jschaben 11-01-2011 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by jsheridan (Post 761631)
Top/down, the ceiling should be completed first. Most dark colors will go over white, especially a flat ceiling white. It's only the really deep colors with neutral/clear bases that have trouble. I just put a dark brown over white Azek, two coats no problem. SW A-100.

Hadn't really thought about it being ceiling flat. Had a dickens of a time going over Sailcloth with Burgundy. Sailcloth was flat, Burgundy was semi, both Ben Moore Moorgard. I've also had problems covering coverstain primer with McCloskey Hunter Green semi. :(

chrisn 11-01-2011 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by jsheridan (Post 761516)
Yes, to the second option. You always want an overlap with one color whenever two colors meet. Since painting is done top/down, inside/out, you paint the ceiling first, overlapping, then cut your line to the white. Good Luck with that.
Joe


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