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Old 09-09-2011, 04:51 AM   #1
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Worried about primer color

Long story short, I am painting over a dark sky blue bedroom with yellow stars all over it/ (we purchased the house like this)
I've cleaned it. Sanded it. Washed it down and spackled where needed. I found 3 cans of Zissner 123 bullseye in my garage and thought I hit jackpot since I didn't have to go out and purchase a primer.
I opened up the cans and they were medium gray in color. I know primers can be either white, gray or tinted to the color you will eventually paint HOWEVER this gray looks really dark and I'm wondering if I'll be able to paint a lighter color (peach or light yellow, even tan) over this primer or will I have to go over the walls again with a white primer? One coat of this gray stuff did cover the blue well.
I really want to get this right the first time since it's a project i'm doing without the husband glaring over me!
Any advice??


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Old 09-09-2011, 07:24 AM   #2
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Sure, you can use it. Plan on using at least 2 coats of paint, perhaps 3. But don't worry, that's normal.

...and tell your husband to back off.


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Old 09-09-2011, 10:08 PM   #3
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You probably could have just done 2 coats of paint to cover it although your spackle spots need 3.
Latex Primer: Good for Drywall, that's about it.
Behr Paint: The plastic buckets are good, that's about it.
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Old 09-10-2011, 09:22 AM   #4
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Primer or new underlay and two coats of finish is the way it should be done. If your primer is that dark it may cause you problems and you might want to save for it for another project.
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