I have heard some horror stories with respect to red paint. I
recently painted a small room in my house with a deep red, in a
low-sheen finish. The original wall colour was a very light neutral
(think bleached dirt).
I did not prime the walls. Instead, I plastered the
dents/imperfections, and then proceeded to sand the entire area with
150 grit paper. I then proceeded to 'wash' the walls with a damp
cloth, to remove any dust left from sanding.
I applied the first coat on Wednesday evening....due to the tight
space, there were a lot of visible brush marks and you could
definitely see the previous color through the coat. I used a 3/8"
roller in places, and that was equally 'transparent'....either way, I
applied as much paint as the wall would accept without dripping.
Last night I returned to apply the second coat (and hoping I wouldn't
need a 3rd and 4th coad). Same technique. Much better results. Once
I was finished, the room looked fantastic....there didn't appear to be
any trace of the original colour.
I am surprised that it only took 2 coats. Is it possible that the
sanding/washing helped? Just curious, as I am about to do a much
larger area in a yellow...which I hear is also quite difficult in
terms of coverage.
So...do you suppose that