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vilmost 10-18-2014 01:28 AM

red to white
 
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I have to turn these walls from a deep red to white. What's the most efficient way? Sorry for the crappy pics

stelzerpaintinginc. 10-18-2014 01:56 AM

Use a quality product. If you're getting 3 gallons, get 2 of them in flat to use for your first 2 coats. Top-coat with the 3rd gal in whichever sheen you want as the topcoat. If you're getting straight white, ask your paint store to add 4oz of extra white per gallon. That'll also help.

Although it's possible to do it in just 2 coats, it could take 3, depending upon existing sheen, product you use, and level of expertise. Good luck.


Stelzer Painting Inc.

Criard 10-18-2014 02:14 AM

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I think a gray primer would help to hide the red better than white. The white colorant most brands use is pretty low in TiO2 content and doesn't provide much hiding, moreso for keeping can levels consistent, so adding 4oz (while it will help) probably wouldn't hide as well as 1 or 2oz black and the rest white (4oz black might be a bit much).

Brian C 10-18-2014 04:35 AM

^^ sorry, I don't agree with this. Why use grey primer if you want a white finish ?

vilmost 10-18-2014 11:03 AM

I was considering grey P1 sherwin primer. The shot of black also sounds like a good idea, kinda' like for ceiling paints.
I was hoping for some miracle one coat product :)

CApainter 10-18-2014 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by vilmost (Post 521651)
I was considering grey P1 sherwin primer. The shot of black also sounds like a good idea, kinda' like for ceiling paints.
I was hoping for some miracle one coat product :)

The miracle of one coat is in spraying.

driftweed 10-18-2014 11:19 AM

I can "one coat it" but you don't want to pay that bill. (think epoxy paint).

Grey gets you halfway there to white. That's why he suggested it. Gradually getting whiter each coat.

epretot 10-18-2014 11:38 AM

Prime
Paint
Paint again.

RH 10-18-2014 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by epretot (Post 521663)
Prime
Paint
Paint again.

Yup. It ain't rocket science.

kdpaint 10-18-2014 12:26 PM

Word. Prime, 2 top coats. Or, try Aura, but even that is a gamble, and you may have to go 3 anyway, especially with variances between cut areas and rolled areas.

Carl 10-18-2014 03:08 PM

The most effective way would be to talk them into using a taupe color of some kind.

Ole34 10-18-2014 05:07 PM

heres 1 coat of a quality flat white over a deep red ........i couldnt imagine having to do 3




http://i614.photobucket.com/albums/t...1341322622.jpg

The 3rd Coat 10-18-2014 06:48 PM

Why flat? Just use a good primer-sealer with a sheen, and if you're lucky maybe 1 top coat.

Brian C 10-18-2014 07:02 PM

flat ceiling paint covers better than primer.

The 3rd Coat 10-18-2014 07:17 PM

1 primer-sealer and 1 low-sheen top coat covers much better than 1 flat and 1 low-sheen.

Plus 1 low sheen over flat will be patchy too.

TJ Paint 10-18-2014 07:46 PM

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This was a deep red. This pic is after one coat. Natura eggshell, 2 coats. Done.

But if you want to go cheap, then spend 33% more on labor by saving 15% on materials. You dig?

capepainter 10-18-2014 08:15 PM

Some good white primer and two coats of decent paint should work fine .

Ole34 10-18-2014 08:33 PM

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Originally Posted by The 3rd Coat (Post 521736)
Why flat? Just use a good primer-sealer with a sheen, and if you're lucky maybe 1 top coat.

cause ill have the ceiling done at the same time while your still washing out your primer set-up

Oden 10-18-2014 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Ole34
heres 1 coat of a quality flat white over a deep red ........i couldnt imagine having to do 3

Quote:

Originally Posted by TJ Paint
This was a deep red. This pic is after one coat. Natura eggshell, 2 coats. Done.

Pics and all. Guys ought have a open mind. When they tune in to the PT. A lot of guys are stuck on prime coating with primer in like situations. And they're IMO and IME wasting time and material. I would be very surprised if 2 coats of promar whatever sheen wouldn't cover that red just fine. Any decent paint. No horse in the race here. But T.J. And Ole just showed how to save a whole coat to you if ur thinking prime with primer first then paint the new canvas. Pics even.

The 3rd Coat 10-18-2014 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Ole34 (Post 521757)
cause ill have the ceiling done at the same time while your still washing out your primer set-up

Yeah but your setup definitely needs at least 3 coats. Mine you're likely to get away with 2.


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