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bigclo

09:06AM | 10/01/06
Member Since: 09/30/06
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I am going to paint mym daughter's room and will be going from blue to yellow.

Is it necessary to put a coat of primer first?

5slb6

02:21AM | 10/03/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You normally do not need a primer when painting latex over latex, but in this case I would prime the walls white as yellow does not cover very well. You will use a latex primer but do not let the paint store tint it close to the color as it will not work as well as leaving it white.

fugazi48

08:36AM | 10/03/06
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
I would definetly use a layer of some high-hiding primer like Zinzer or Kilz. The extra $15 may save you 2 extra coats. Yellow does't cover dark colors well, you will see the layers.

5slb6

04:35PM | 10/03/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
As great as the Zinsser and Kilz products are at sealing they do not cover very well as that is not what they are suppose to do. The Zinsser rep says that her primer is not made to cover but that is left up to the finish paint. In your case you need coverage and not sealing and or stain killer properties. So ask the paint store to sell you their best covering latex primer.

bigclo

10:05PM | 10/03/06
Member Since: 09/30/06
3 lifetime posts
Thanks for those responses. Boy are you RIGHT! I put down a primer coat and have one coat of yellow and it's almost transparent. I'm thinking of putting another primer coat over the first coat of yellow and then trying the yellow again. What a pain!!

5slb6

03:42AM | 10/07/06
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would stick with the finish paint and not put on anymore primer as it is not going to help in your coverage. It takes at least two coats of a yellow over a primer so if you hav eonly one you have way there hopefully.
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