Painting kitchen / bathroom with a lighter colour

13 Feb 2006
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Tyne and Wear
United Kingdom
The kitchen and bathroom have both got existing coloured paint on the walls (the proper bathroom paint) but now my wife has decided she would like a lighter colour for each.

Should I paint the walls first with a cheap white emulsion, then use the coloured 'special paint' again ?


ps Colour changes are ... Kitchen, will be bright orange to a light beige colour. Bathroom, from a blue colour to white.
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they should cover in no more than 3 coats if using a decent trade paint. i wouldn't opt for a cheap white emulsion for the first coat.
If the paint systems already applied in either kitchen or bathroom have a sheen finish, you should first lightly sand and dust off prior to application.

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Painting the kitchen and bathroom with a lighter color can make them more decorative. Before using the special paint you should paint the walls first with a white emulsion. Thanks.

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