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painting over dark bathroom colour

Postby pagan » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:15 pm

I want to repaint my bathroom a lighter colour. Do I need to use an undercoat to 'hide' the dark paint or wil lone/two coats of bathroom/kitchen paint cover it?
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Postby stoneyboy » Sun Jan 09, 2011 11:35 pm

Depends on the quality of the paint try one coat bathroom paint and see how well it covers.
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Postby JRS » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:46 pm

I wouldnt say so. I think it would be at least 2 coats of any paint if its dark. Most dark colours have a dye in them so it bleeds through expecially dark blue's. I would get a white to cover it 1st preferably full not thinned.
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