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babyrach 04-14-2007 06:24 PM

Should I paint over?
I'm going to be painting my bedroom with a pale shade of blue pretty soon to brighten it up and make it feel more roomy and since my walls are currently quite a dark purple I was wondering should I paint over it with the blue? Paint over the puple with white and then over that with the blue or should I somehow remove the purple paint?

Thanks in advance!

Hamilton 04-15-2007 12:28 AM

Going from a dark to a light color you might run into "hide" issues, I'd just primer the walls and you'd be ready for color.

Darylh 04-15-2007 12:55 PM

I would prime with a tinted primer that is 1/4 formula of your new color then lightly sand, clean up and ready set go.

babyrach 04-15-2007 04:30 PM

Thanks for your help guys :)

joewho 04-16-2007 04:15 PM

Priming will definately help. Since this is just a covering issue, you'll be fine by asking them to mix the primer as "half-tone" of the blue.

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