Painting over two existing colors

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Old 04-04-06, 08:04 AM
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Painting over two existing colors

My new, previously owned, home has some rooms with two colors on the same wall. The bottom is a medium green and the top is a pale yellow. I have painted the room with three coats of primer and can still make out a small color differnece. Do I just keep priming until every thing is perfect or will the finish coat be best?
Also, there was a chair rail that I removed. It was glued on with Liquid nails and so there was a good amount of dry wall repair I had to do. The probmlem is that I can still make out the Joint compound I used to repair it with. (It's quite flush it just seems to shine through the primer.

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Old 04-04-06, 08:36 AM
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You're ok. In fact, you've probably worked too hard - one coat of primer is usually sufficient. What you didn't know was that primer is not meant to hide what's underneath, that's what the paint does. The primer provides a surface to which the paint will adhere evenly and well and it also seals the surface so nothing bleeds through your paint.
 
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Only stain hiding primers are formulated for coverage. usually 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of finish will cover and wear better than 2 primer, 1 finish.
 
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Old 04-05-06, 01:02 PM
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Thanks! I was getting a bit worried there. FYI: the primer was made with covering up stains in mind. I plan to go with a rather light color (it's a nursery for my first child) and wanted to make sure nothing bled through.
 
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Old 04-06-06, 06:32 PM
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Originally Posted by skizior8
Thanks! I was getting a bit worried there. FYI: the primer was made with covering up stains in mind. I plan to go with a rather light color (it's a nursery for my first child) and wanted to make sure nothing bled through.
Don't worry, everybody is going to look at the baby and could care less what you did to the room.

I know it's not what a Father to be wants to hear, but I speak from experience!

Mudslinger- Father of two.
 
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