03:39AM | 09/05/07
Member Since: 01/29/07
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I am repainting a room that is currently two colors. One is a dark yellow and the other is a bright/dark blue. To keep these colors from bleeding into the new colors, which are cream and pale pink, do I need to use a tinted primer, or will a white primer suffice?


08:19PM | 09/05/07
Member Since: 08/20/04
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I recommend TWO coats of a good primer in this case!

* Then, TWO full coats of your light color(s).

* Because your colors are light, you won't gain anything from a tinted primer.

* Tinting your primer isn't "wrong" for light colors, but it doesn't substitute for a coat of paint!



03:35AM | 09/06/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
Yes you should prime the walls before you paint in this instance. The primer should remain white under light pinks and yellows as they don't cover very well and the white primer will cover better without the addition of colorant. When you go to the PAINT STORE ask them for the best covering primer they have as there are different grades of primer.


12:48PM | 09/07/07
Member Since: 01/29/07
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Thank you both! That's what my plan was - to use two coats of primer. But my father was at my house the other day and said I might want to consider a tinted primer, but I had thought tinted primer was meant to be used if you were going to do a dark color, like red.

Thanks again!!


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