Putting primer on hunter green painted walls


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Old 05-05-21, 01:53 PM
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Putting primer on hunter green painted walls

Hi. I am painting my hunter green living room walls Coventry gray. A friend told me I will have to use primer even though my paint has primer in it. I bought 2 gallons of zinsser white primer. I put one coat on a couple walls and after drying I could still
see dark areas. Does the primer have to cover and be solid white? Do I have to put more coats on?
 
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Old 05-05-21, 03:17 PM
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IMO you should be using a grey tinted primer. But no, the walls don't have to be pure white.
 
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Old 05-05-21, 04:27 PM
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I read this online
When painting over dark walls with light paint colors, use a white primer. Using a primer will help to ensure that your color comes out true when dry, with no dark base color muting a light one or a light base color making it impossible to get bold color coverage. Using primer also lessens the need for additional coats of paint to get complete coverage.
 

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Grey primer is white primer with about an ounce of black pigment. Next you will be hoping your 2 coats of grey will completely cover the white. Hopefully it will, if you put enough paint on the wall.
 
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Without having the benefit of seeing the green or the grey going over it, I probably would have skipped the primer and applied 2 coats of your grey. Some brands/lines of paint cover better than others. I wouldn't bother applying another coat of primer.
 
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This is how it looks after one coat of primer.



 
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It doesn't really matter that the primer doesn't have full coverage - it's going to take 2 coats of finish anyway.
 
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Old 05-06-21, 05:46 AM
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You also need to get a paint pole and roll your walls from top to bottom in a straight line. If you have problems with coverage, it will likely be due to your technique, and not putting enough paint on the wall.
 
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