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    Advice on painting over bright colours

    Painters & Decorators

    I'm going to be painting over an intensely bright orange coloured wall and want to change it to a duck egg colour. What recommendations can you give to go about doing this? (primers/coats/wall prep/etc)

    Asked by Dean on 3rd Dec 2019
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    Cpw decorating

    "1 or 2 coats of shellac primer to totally block the colour, then proceed with the duck egg blue."

    Answered on 8th Mar 2020 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    Lg decorators

    "Before painting over bright colours, lightly sand the area to be painted to give it a nice key for the paint to grab on to, then paint with white emulsion to dull the colour a little."

    Answered on 17th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Golden Decorators

    "Hi there,

    If you paint the walls white then add the colour it will look nicer."

    Answered on 20th Jan 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    O&O Quality group ltd

    "First white wash the walls then wait for it to dry.
    After this you can apply what ever paint colour you want.
    Thanks"

    Answered on 5th Dec 2019 - Member since Nov 2019 - report
    Bac2new decorators

    "Paint over with white 1st. White washing it’s called. This will give you a base, then apply 2 coats of wall colour.
    Hope this helps, many thanks.
    Ronnie."

    Answered on 5th Dec 2019 - Member since Oct 2019 - report
    SLG Maintenance

    "I would cover wall with neutral colour first. Probably two coats to ensure colour is accepted and displays as intended."

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

    "The duck egg should cover it in two coats but maybe apply one coat of white first."

    Answered on 21st Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    BobaJob Maintenance

    "Give your walls a good sand down, base coat it first to match the the paint you want then cover with 2 coats of your chosen colour."

    Answered on 12th Jan 2020 - Member since May 2019 - report
    T A LEWIS

    "Apply 2 base coats of white emulsion followed by 2 coats of duck egg."

    Answered on 10th Feb 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    SortIt4u

    "Use bare plaster paint first maybe 2 coats. Available from Screwfix, then your new colour,
    Brian"

    Answered on 10th Apr 2020 - Member since Aug 2019 - report
    Painting handyman

    "Hi, I would give the area a coat of white first then when it's dry give it a light sand down if needed and prep area ( fill holes) and 2nd coat of white again if you think it needs one, then you will be ready to paint in the colour you want."

    Answered on 26th Dec 2019 - Member since Sep 2018 - report
    J M Pristine Decorators

    "Quickly sand the walls down to give it a key and remove any snots etc then paint white with normal emulsion and apply the duck egg colour."

    Answered on 24th Mar 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    AR painters

    "Will need 2 coats at least. Fill in any holes in the wall with polyfilla once it's dry sand down the excess fill until it's smooth and even to the wall then dust off wall. Then paint and leave to dry, then apply the 2nd coat."

    Answered on 29th Jan 2020 - Member since Jan 2020 - report
    Lunar builders/Flat pack assembly

    "Hi, to paint over a dark colour wall (orange) you will need to lightly sand down the whole wall and give it 2 coats of white, then when it's dry paint the wall what ever colour you need."

    Answered on 24th Jan 2020 - Member since Mar 2019 - report

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