Is Dark Brown like Red?


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Old 07-11-06, 07:43 AM
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Is Dark Brown like Red?

I wish I'd checked in here sooner, as my in-progress red bedroom is turning out to be the typical red disaster. Two coats in, and I think I'll be starting from scratch with a grey primer. I did prime with the usual white, but I did all my cutting in first, and everything just looks very splotchy.

So, the next room is going to be a fairly dark chocolate brown, and I'm wondering if the same basic rules for red would apply to that color as well?

Thanks!
Joe
 
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Old 07-11-06, 10:56 AM
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I wouldn't switch to primer now that you have 2 coats of red on the wall. 3 coats of red paint for coverage is fairly common. Be sure to cut and roll one wall at a time. Run your roller as close to the wall, ceiling, window etc.

Haven't painted much dark brown on interiors but wouldn't think it would be as troublesome as the red.
 
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Old 07-11-06, 06:17 PM
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I agree don't switch to primer now
You should have enough of a "base" on there so another coat of good quality red might work
I always spec. for three coats for reds

Though I'd do a reality check on the paint
If it's not a premium Ben Moore or Sherwin Williams Paint, I'd recommend doing the top coat in one or the other
(or there may be other quality regional brands at your local paint shop)
They can match pretty much any swatch or test splotch you bring down there

If you haven't already, and you do go that route, I can recommend Sherwin Williams Paint Deep Colors (or Deep Accents)
Works amazing for for reds

I would rarely primer for brown, and the more "carmel-like" browns are pretty popular right now
I don't think I've had any trouble, problems....or primer on any
But again I'd recommend the BM/SWP
 
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Old 07-13-06, 07:37 AM
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Thank you both for your advice, you were right about the third coat getting the job done, especially using the SWP Deep base. I had been using Behr for the first two coats, and what a HUGE difference the SWP was!!!! I also followed the techniques described in the sticky post about dark colors, and now it looks great.

On to the next room! Thanks again.

Joe
 
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Old 07-13-06, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by HouseOfJoe
what a HUGE difference the SWP was!!!! Joe


That is why us pros use quality paint - even though it may cost more per gal it is still CHEAPER
 
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Sounds good
Thanks for the update
Glad we could help
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Originally Posted by marksr
That is why us pros use quality paint - even though it may cost more per gal it is still CHEAPER
..true that
Very true...
 
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Old 07-15-06, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by marksr
That is why us pros use quality paint - even though it may cost more per gal it is still CHEAPER
Our secret is out now
 
 

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