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  1. bace

    bace TPF Noob!

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    You home improvement queen you.

    So the paint on the walls of my kitchen isn't what I wanted. I want to repaint it myself this weekend. Do I need to resand the walls? The paint he used was "Kitchen and Bathroom" paint. I think it's water based.

    You're the pro. Learn me.
     
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    if it's just a water based paint (which a quick google check told me it was, coz we don't call our paint that here) then you don't need to do anything to paint over it again.

    You only get problems when you try to paint water based paint over oil based paint.
     
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    Emulsion?

    I think "Water based" is more a laymans term.

    If it's still fresh with no grease or nicotine on it you should be OK.
     
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    Alright, second question. I'm going to get him to leave the paint that he used. It's a lavender colour, and I wanted it more blue. You think I can go back to the store with the existing paint, and get them to add more blue to it? Then redo what he did?

    Instead of wasting a big can of new stuff?
     
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    If it was mixed in store they might add more pigment to it for you.


    Otherwise you're looking a buying more paint!:er:
     
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    Stupid Paint.
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So sorry I didn't get here earlier while you were in crisis mode, Bace. ;)

    Well, it's generally referred to as "acrylic latex" paint, and the can will say "clean up with soap and water" - meaning it's water-based paint. Which is a good thing, unless you get off on the smell of mineral spirits. :puke:

    So you can do whatever you want. Add more blue to the existing paint IF there is enough to cover it completely. If you can't, then you're left trying to match it, starting from scratch, which might be difficult. It might be easier to go pick up something darker blue and just paint over that pretty purple wall, with the assurance that you can run get an exact match if you need more.

    Man. I bet it really looks gorgeous right now - for a chick. More's the pity; I'd probably dig it. :sigh:

    Just make sure it's a satin finish and not high gloss. High gloss is more *gay* than a color, you know. (quick meaningless aside: I hate using the word gay in a derogatory sense. :x ) Just - no flat finish!! You can't scrub the walls with a flat finish.

    Have fun in your painter's hat! :lol:
     
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    I think I might actually get more of the colour that I got for my room.

    It's a nice light gray colour. I kinda wanted that to be a bit darker, but it looks fine. Atleast it's not lavender. I might actually use the remaining paint from the other two rooms to paint over the lavender.

    Will I need two coats for this stuff?
     
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    Maybe not. Since it's already covered with 2 coats of the icky color, the new color might go on smoothly enough. You'll know better after it dries down completely. You might see some thin areas. Of course if you can cover those areas with furniture you might get away with it! ;)

    Light gray is pretty - especially if you have a strong white trim. :thumbup: Black-framed photographs look awesome on that! (hint hint) :)
     
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    sorry we aussies are just boring old layman :p
     
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    terri Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    So am I, trust me! :lol: I only have experience borne from years of tedious labor - but my house does look pretty good! Well, except for one room where I just can't look at the original wallpaper much longer - it's gonna have to go.

    And that's a project I have to be in a special mindset for. :meh:
     

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