Covering dark paint

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Old 08-29-03, 05:20 PM
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Question Covering dark paint

HELP, please!! We are moving out of a rental and have a small bathroom that we painted with Interrior Latex Semigloss Enamel - bright blue - and need to paint it restoring it to Swiss Coffee Acrylic Vinyl. Any suggestions???
 
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Old 08-29-03, 06:17 PM
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Pick a color, 2-3 coats should cover anything.
 
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Old 08-29-03, 06:39 PM
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Really, great, should it be acrylic or enamel? Should I use a primer as the first of the three coats?
 
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Old 08-29-03, 06:59 PM
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The primer will help cover the old color. After a good primer, one coat may well do it.

Acrylic, latex semi-gloss paint is a good choice. The term enamel is a throwaway term that sometimes appears in paint names. It means glossy finish or one like it. I have seen paints called latex enamel semi-gloss....go figure.

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 08-29-03, 08:57 PM
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just a tidbit.you can have primer tinted to match the finish paint color at the paint store.and yes to make drastic color changes require more than 2 coats of paint .prime it with one coat and maybe even 2 coats first.primer covers and hides better than paint.
 
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