For years, you might have felt that the bright red, yellow, and orange paint on your walls looked amazing and served its purpose well. Perhaps you selected the paint colors since you wanted to brighten up your drawing room and to make your kid’s room a little more colorful. However, the time comes when you want to change the look and feel of your home and transform your rooms with fresh and sober colors.
According to the paint experts, painting over bright and dark colors are always difficult and is not an easy task to cover in two coats of paint. There are few colors like red, green, blue, orange etc that are very difficult to cover and the task requires proper planning and careful preparation.
Darker vs Lighter Colors:
On the contrary, if you are planning to apply a darker color over an existing lighter color, you may only need two coats of paint. The main reason behind this is that a darker color can cover a lighter one very easily. You can get fast and efficient coverage with just two coats of paint. However, the darker colors are very difficult to cover in two coats of paints and may require multiple coats before they appear fine.
How to Cover Dark Paint Colors?
In order to boost the effectiveness of the paint that you use as a covering of existing dark paint colors, you can mix a good quality primer with a color similar to the top coat paint you are actually planning to use. For maximum coverage over dark paint colors, you need to apply two coats of high-quality paint primer and sealer. It is important to allow the primer to dry thoroughly before applying the next coat.
Also, surface preparation is very much important when it comes to cover an existing dark interior color. Before applying fresh coats, you should ensure that the surface is properly clean and free from peeling paint. It is important to rectify and repair all structural defects.
Actually, how many coats of paint you will need to apply in order to cover darker paints is dependent on a number of factors. Therefore, it is important to consult with a paint expert before choosing the right number of coats for your interior painting project.