Painting over faux finish


Old 08-13-06, 08:18 PM
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Painting over faux finish

I painted 2 of my four walls with a darker strie over a light base. And it is TOO dark. I kept thinking it was going to lighten up when it dried, but it didn't. I think we want to try it vice versa but what do I need to do to the walls I already strie'd to get them ready to try again? Sand, spackle, paint kilz and try again? Help.
Old 08-14-06, 11:24 AM
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paint always dries DARKER than what it looks like wet.

i would just paint over what you've got with the darker color & strie the lighter color over it. i don't see the need to sand or spackle or anything. but maybe you should try your plan on test area first.
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Stripe mistake

Why don't you just paint primer over it and start over again? Not sure why you'd need to sand and spackle and stuff if it's just paint. You could try just painting over it like Annette suggested, but if it's a real dark color, it might show through some. If you prime it that should block enough of the previous color that it won't interfere with what you are doing.
Old 08-23-06, 04:51 PM
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strie repair

Before you go to the trouble of repainting the base why not make a glaze out of the lighter color and do an over glaze ,I think you will be very happy with the results.good luck b.

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