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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 5:38 pm 
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I've bought a house where large areas of anaglypta (sorry if that's incorrectly spelt) have been painted in very dark red. I want to emulsion them over with a light colour but obviously this would require several coats (I can imagine 3 or 4 would be necessary). I'm wondering if it might be more sensible to paint them with some kind of block first (two coats?) and then apply the emulsion. I'd be grateful for any suggestions.


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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:00 pm 
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If it was me I would put 2 coats of white matt (preferably Trade matt) over it and then 2 coats of whatever colour you choose, obviously letting each coat dry properly first before applying the next. Don't be tempted to buy B&Q's or Homebase's own make of white for your base or you'll be looking at more like 8/9 coats! ::b



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:06 pm 
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Coat up with either magnolia or white Trade contract matt...if you use b&q or other DIY paints it may take at least 3 or 4 coats. Reds can be a real pain to cover.

Use Dulux, Johnstones, Glidden Trade contract matt.

http://www.duluxdecoratorcentre.co.uk/s ... e=DDC10090



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PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 6:10 pm 
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i always get some vinyl matt mixed up in a mid grey it works a treat, blocks the colour straight out with one coat

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Thats a good suggestion....Think Crown made a colour called Dove Grey....it covered absolutely everything one coat.


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Thats a good suggestion....Think Crown made a colour called Dove Grey....it covered absolutely everything one coat.


Not to be mistaken with the p*ss water Crown paint in B&Q.

I brought a 15L tub of the white as a base coat (just NEEDED it there and then and was already buying other stuff). I've never been so amazed at how RUBBISH a paint was in my entire life.

To cover a red, I'd be guessing around 50 coats with that rubbish....follow the guys above, get some REAL paint and get it sorted.

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Why would you use grey for the base if the top coat is light though?


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:dunno: Take the painted wallpaper off.....


Or..Zinsser bin...one coat of that stuff and you'll be good to go.....

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..Zinsser bin...one coat of that stuff and you'll be good to go.....


fly, you mean? :thumbright:

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Forget Red Bull, BIN will give you wings far quicker. :tongue3:

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A light grey covers better than a white colour.....its the reason why Crown and Dulux white undercoats and gloss are not true brilliant whites...there really very light greys to cover better.

Its the old 'stick of Black' ...the old trick used on council houses to make the white cover better...just add a drop of black gloss to white gloss


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Forget Red Bull, BIN will give you wings far quicker. :tongue3:



I like BIN...I quite often hide an open tin under the bed....I find I have less nightmares... :?

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BIN does clear the sinus better than Vic vapour rub, but i never use more than 5 litres in one sitting. :sleepy1:


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Why not give Johnstones ultra high opacity matt ago and they can mix it to your choice of colour


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I've had to paint over some dark red walls before. One coat of Glidden contract matt in white (£15 + VAT for 10 ltrs around here) and then the normal two coats of the tinted vinyl matt and bob's yer uncle.


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