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Old 05-26-2011, 03:09 PM   #1
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Just applied two coats of red paint/with primer. Wall does not look professionally painted. Seems ot have llight spots. What can I do?

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What brand of paint? Red paint is notorious for needing numerous coats, even with good paint.
More with lesser quality. It will probably need another coat..... or more......

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Bold colors are tough to work with. They usually require at least two coats, unless you're painting over a very similar color.
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[quote=jharper;655547]Just applied two coats of red paint/with primer. Wall does not look professionally painted. Seems ot have llight spots. What can I do?[/quote]

One thought comes to mind


Hire a professional painter

I have a couple more if you are interested.

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with out knowing the color of red or the base it was mixed in i would say you need to use a gray primer . you might say well ill just put another coat on. nope it dont work that way .gray primer like a charcoal gray .oh did i say gray primer yep i did .one coat gray primer 2 top coats and youll be golden .i mean red
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"red paint/with primer"
How did I miss that? In my mind, I saw "2 coats of red over primer"....
I guess I know what the problem is now for sure. 2 more coats should do it.... maybe....

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Buy Ben Moore Aura, the only paint I've ever seen red cover in two coats, over white walls.

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