Primer over dark paint. Should it be completely white?


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Old 08-22-05, 04:08 PM
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Primer over dark paint. Should it be completely white?

Painted the wall a Medium Blue and don't like it so will be using a lighter blue.

Place a coat of primer over it and ran out.

You can still see some blue bleeding through.

Since the wall will be a lighter blue, and there is a single coat of primer, will this be ok?

Should the wall be pure white and no bleeding in order to obtain the proper shading of the lighter blue?
 
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Old 08-22-05, 06:06 PM
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If you are using quality paint you should be ok.
 
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Old 08-24-05, 07:03 AM
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So you don't have to completely cover the wall with primer? I always put on two coats because my first coat never completely covers the wall and I can sometimes see plaster through it. I always assumed primer needed to go on just like a coat of paint and be perfect.
 
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Old 08-24-05, 07:27 AM
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Primers are designed to bond or seal, not coverage. Finish paint is designed for wear and coverage. It is better to apply 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of finish than the other way around.
 
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Old 08-24-05, 07:28 AM
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Originally Posted by Spooksmcgee
So you don't have to completely cover the wall with primer?
Yes you have to "cover" or make sure all the area has primer on it-no spots with no primer
Originally Posted by Spooksmcgee
I always put on two coats because my first coat never completely covers the wall and I can sometimes see plaster through it. I always assumed primer needed to go on just like a coat of paint and be perfect.
That would be incorrect, althought the primer has to "cover" (no spots w/o primer), it does not have to look like a top coat of paint
 
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Old 08-24-05, 07:40 AM
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Perhaps a better way to say it is - you need to coat all surfaces with primer but do not need to cover the surface.
 
 

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