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    Painting Different Coloured Walls

    Painters & Decorators

    I have some walls that are magnolia and some walls that have been re-plastered and painted white with a ghost coat. Do I need to paint the magnolia walls white as well if I plan to paint the whole room grey. Will there be two different tones of grey?

    Asked by Simon on 16th Jan 2020
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    CAMeleon Painting & Decorating Services

    "No need to paint the magnolia walls white, as the grey will cover it. Just give the wall a rub down and you should be good to go."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2020 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Craig Milne Painter and Decorator

    "2 coats of grey will be fine. No need to do anything else."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    J M Pristine Decorators

    "No need to paint the magnolia wall white. Just paint it the same as the other walls."

    Answered on 24th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    T A LEWIS

    "Providing the grey colour covers the magnolia walls with 2 coats all the walls with have same colour finish."

    Answered on 10th Feb 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    C&S decorators

    "Not needed because you will give the walls 2 coats of paint which will cover basic colours easy. It would be different if you were going over a darker colour like a red or something like that but you will be fine to go straight over yours with grey."

    Answered on 10th Feb 2020 - Member since Jul 2019 - report
    Exterior House Painters - West Midlands

    "That depends on the quality of paint.
    I always buy 'Trade' paint at whatever outlet i can.
    The better the quality, the better the finish."

    Answered on 11th Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    Ttm Home Improvements Ltd

    "It is best to cover the walls all in white so that you will get the same effect all round the room"

    Answered on 3rd Apr 2020 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    SLG Maintenance

    "I don’t believe so, it would be wise to paint the virgin walls with a sealing coat first to ensure plaster is ready to accept the paint, both coats should then finish the same colour."

    Answered on 10th Feb 2020 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    m barnard

    "just paint them grey. No need at all to use white first just giving yourself more work for no reason."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    b r brunt

    "Just paint the walls with 2 coats of grey and it should be fine."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2020 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
    Lunar builders/Flat pack assembly

    "Hi, you can paint over the magnolia with grey paint without it looking like a miss match. Just make sure you give the whole wall 2 coats of paint."

    Answered on 24th Jan 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report
    JJD Painting and Decorating Services

    "Hi.
    It depends what kind of grey paint you will choose. If you will have bigger budget, you can choose premium paint for example Dulux Diamond matt.

    If it was me I would paint fresh plastered walls with an undercoat of white and then all walls premium grey paint with two coats and that will be perfectly fine.

    If you need the job doing i could quote for it.

    Thanks,
    Jakub"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2020 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    Golden Decorators

    "Hi Simon,

    It would look nicer if you painted the walls all white first.

    Regards,

    Lawrence"

    Answered on 20th Jan 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    Cmc painting and decorating maintenance

    "Yes I would paint the Magnolia wall white again then put the grey on the top. You will only need to put on one coat though."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    RMI Decor and Maintenance

    "You need to apply 1 more coat to ghost coat the walls then apply 2 coats to all walls. You won't see any difference between white or magnolia base walls."

    Answered on 25th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    D.paynes painting and decorating

    "Yes, it's best to have them all the same colour before adding a colour so that you get the same shade/tone."

    Answered on 23rd Feb 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Home Alterations Eastbourne

    "No, 3 coats on each wall will bring all the walls to the same colour finish."

    Answered on 3rd Feb 2020 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    Lg decorators

    "No there is no need to paint the magnolia walls white as you will need to put at least two coats of the grey colour on the walls anyway and that will dismiss any other colour underneath especially magnolia so there really is no need."

    Answered on 21st Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    AR painters

    "Just paint straight over the magnolia, they will need 2 coats anyway so it will match."

    Answered on 29th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report

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