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04-20-17, 12:41 PM   #1 (permalink)  
How well will red hide imperfections

I am looking to paint my bathroom. I am thinking of going red, but was wondering how well it would hide imperfections in the drywall, or would it show every little thing? Not sure exactly with shade of red I am going to go with or which finish. Thank you.

 
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04-20-17, 01:55 PM   #2 (permalink)  
It's hard to say. Deep colors bring more attention to the wall making defects easier to spot. Dark walls can sometimes make defects harder to see. I'd work on getting the walls in as a good a shape as feasible.

Deep reds often don't cover well. A grey primer usually helps.


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04-20-17, 01:56 PM   #3 (permalink)  
Generally speaking, paint makes wall imperfection MORE visible, not less so and this is more pronounced the more sheen there is in the paint. Typically, bathrooms use some of the highest sheen paint so I would advise fixing the walls as best you can before the paint even gets near them.

Additionally, red is about the worst covering color there is; I have heard horror stories of seven, eight or nine coats or more being required before the finished product looked satisfactory.

 
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04-20-17, 02:06 PM   #4 (permalink)  
I've used some of the paints that takes 4 or more coats .... I no longer buy that brand/line of paint
I've never had any good quality paint not cover in 3 coats - any color, any sheen.


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04-21-17, 04:17 PM   #5 (permalink)  
The walls are that tan color that everyone is using now, so hopefully it covers easy. The main problem is that the person that missed the corners rounded then instead of nice angles. I didn't want that to show.

 
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04-22-17, 03:04 AM   #6 (permalink)  
I'd use a grey primer first as that will take care of any color changes currently on the wall and seal any drywall repairs you make, then apply a couple of coats of the red.


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04-22-17, 10:10 AM   #7 (permalink)  
the person that missed the corners rounded then instead of nice
angles
Can you explain more about this?

 
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