Tan flat color over white primer??


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Old 02-02-07, 08:35 AM
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Tan flat color over white primer??

I lightly sanded and then applied 2 coats of Bullseye 1-2-3 to stained wainscoting. I then applied 2 coats of Behr Pebble Path in flat, which is a tan color. I also painted a small sheetrock area that doesn't have the wainscoting, and it is right on the color chip, but the painted wainscoting is slightly lighter.

Is this normal and will another coat to the wainscoting bring it closer to sample?
 
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Old 02-02-07, 10:44 AM
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If it is lighter than the drywall it may not have enough paint paint for complete coverage. Lighting and surface differences can also make identical paint/colors to appear different.
 
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That wouldn't be unusual for Behr
It often needs three or more coats, especially in less than ideal situations
Painting wainscoting would be a less than ideal situation
 
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Old 02-02-07, 04:29 PM
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Thanks guys. Didn't know how many coats I had to apply, but I'm not taking the paint back. How long should I wait between coats??
 
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Old 02-02-07, 04:45 PM
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Best case:
Overnight
Pushing it:
Depending on humidity, temps, and airflow....maybe 4 hours
 
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Old 02-03-07, 05:24 AM
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Gotcha. Thanks again.
 
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Old 02-03-07, 12:30 PM
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Actually, if you are really needing to get the work done, 2 (two) hours would be sufficiant for 2 coats. If you need to do more than 2 coats, I would wait a bit for the 3rd coat. This is of course assuming you DONT need to sand the finish. If you need to do sanding, then your out of luck. Wait at least 4 if not more hours. You will just "pill" the coating, and cause more headaches.

This is for latex coatings. Oil will require at least 8 hours between coats, if not overnight.

Fans moving air, dehumidifiers, running your heat (dries the air) in winter, or A/C in summer can also speed the job up.

You'll know when you are rushing the job if the lower coating is wet (duh) or you see blistering or lifting of the first coat. STOP if you notice these problems.
 

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Old 02-04-07, 05:44 AM
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Okay, thanks for the input, gb. I put some spackling on to fill some nail holes and forgot and painted right over the unsanded spackling. I guess I can sand that now even though the first coat is dried? It's leaving a very rough look where it is.
 
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You can try sanding them now
It may work
If it doesn't you'll have to re-"spackle" or joint compound


Also, in my experience, you might be able to push Ben Moore Regal or a Sherwin Williams premium line to two hours (in the proper conditions), not Behr
It dries to the touch quick enough, but not enough to roll or brush over in two hours
It lifts and makes a big mess
 
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Old 02-05-07, 03:56 AM
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Thanks for the advise, slick. I still haven't mastered cutting in and around trim. I get paint all over everything. Try to take my time and paint very carefully, but my arms shake when I'm resting on them for support and there goes the paint all over the trim. Wipe it off and off comes the wall paint too. Hell, can't even wipe off the paint without making a mess. I guess that's why we pay guys to do it the right way.
 
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Wrapping a rag around your putty knife will help you to have more control with wiping.
 
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Old 02-05-07, 05:32 AM
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Originally Posted by marksr View Post
Wrapping a rag around your putty knife will help you to have more control with wiping.
My secret weapon
The only way to wipe around trim
 
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Old 02-05-07, 06:55 AM
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Okay, I'll use that next time. But, can I still get the paint off the trim from yesterday. I have some Goop that some say is pretty good. I have been able to remove couple day-old paint before with just water and rag. If I have to, I'll re-poly the baseboard.
 
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With a little luck, wetting the paint and GENTLY scraping will remove the paint off of the poly. 'oops' or 'goof off' works good on dried latex.
 
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Yep, that's right. Meant to say Goof Off. Okay, thanks.
 
 

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