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    Do I need a white coat over magnolia walls before repainting?

    Painters & Decorators

    Hello All, I have a number of walls which are currently painted magnolia and am currently considering repainting them in a light grey colour. Should I use white paint to prime the walls before the grey paint, or would I be able to go straight for covering the magnolia with light grey paint?
    Thanks, Gill

    Asked by June on 9th Mar 2019
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    Heritage Home improvements

    "You will be told that you won't need to undercoat the walls - true but depending on how light a grey you may need several coats. To get the best result I would reccomend a white or grey undercoat."

    Answered on 22nd Mar 2019 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    ABC Painting, Decorating & Wallpapering

    "It is not necessary to use primer before applying the top coat, you may need to apply one extra coat of light grey in order to cover up properly the existing magnolia colour but thats all, hope it helps!!"

    Answered on 23rd Apr 2019 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Clean Finish

    "Hi, You won’t need to paint the wall with white paint first, you can go straight to painting over with grey. If you think it needs it, do two coats of grey, to ensure that you are having the full colour from the light grey. Typically, it will require the second coat. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 9th Mar 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    HML Painting & Decorating

    "No need to prime with a white only do this if covering a very bright or dark colour if going lighter thus means less coats and a better cover."

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2019 - Member since Oct 2018 - report
    Dream landscapes

    "You could do but as magnolia is not a deep colour you should be able to go straight over it, worst case it may take two coats but that is normal for the best finish."

    Answered on 4th Nov 2019 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Manning property services ltd

    "Should be ok to paint straight over however 1st should be a misscoat
    And I recommend dulux trade paints as these have more pigment and will cover better than any off the shelf paints"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    BobaJob Maintenance

    "Depends if it's vinyl, silk or matt. Give it a good sand down over your old paint if it is silk and use a primer to cover old paint."

    Answered on 14th Jan 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Jarvis Decor

    "I would mist coat the walls in white 1st too give them a good base"

    Answered on 5th Apr 2019 - Member since Mar 2018 - report
    Gobud Pro

    "You don't really need to paint it white before colour but Trade's people do it for best results so yes, do the base for the colour like a pro and 2 coats are mandatory, always ;)"

    Answered on 12th Jul 2019 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Bogdan Gheorghita

    "You can paint straight with your paint colour two coats"

    Answered on 1st Jul 2020 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
    Codreanu and Friends

    "Normally you don't need to paint it white first because you will have grey on top, but from my experience I'd do a white coat first to have a proper finish of grey and to not give to many cores of grey."

    Answered on 2nd Jun 2019 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
    Matt emulsions

    "No painting over with the grey will be fine make sure you give it a minimum of 2 coats. It may need a 3rd depending on how well the paint covers let it dry & see if it's solid"

    Answered on 15th Apr 2019 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

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