Interior Painting Advice

Interior Painting Advice

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AVK

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Jan 14, 2010
Does anyone know if there is a very good brand of interior paint with primer included? I guess I'm looking for an easy way out of some painting work. I am painting some rooms in my house currently with some dark colors and painting over with lighter colors. Do I have to prime then paint or is there a brand out there that does the trick together? Thanks.
Sweetie Pie

Valmeyer, IL

#2 Jan 14, 2010
Honestly I've always really liked Benjamin Moore paint. It's thick and creamy and covers really well. I know people say Behr paint is one of the best but the last couple of times we tried to use it we found it to be really watery and when rolling it onto the wall it seemed to separate and run a lot (if that makes sense). As far as painting over dark colors, I really would go with a good primer like Kilz. It will save you the time and hassle of having to use a bazillion coats of paint to cover that dark color. I'm not really sure about those combo paint/primers out there. I haven't used them but if you try it and like it please post the brand you get.
otab

Waterloo, IL

#3 Jan 14, 2010
Waterloo Lumber has the old Behr paint under a different name. Behr is now only sold at Home Depot so they probably had to make a cheaper version for them. Ask the guys up there. It's really good paint. But, I agree Kilz is the only way to go to cover darker colors.
kilz

Highland, IL

#4 Jan 14, 2010
Walmart carries kilz colors. I have never covered a dark wall with it so I don't know if one coat will do it.
union painter

Millstadt, IL

#5 Jan 14, 2010
AVK wrote:
Does anyone know if there is a very good brand of interior paint with primer included? I guess I'm looking for an easy way out of some painting work. I am painting some rooms in my house currently with some dark colors and painting over with lighter colors. Do I have to prime then paint or is there a brand out there that does the trick together? Thanks.
My advice would be to get a high quality paint, you will spend a little more but it will be well worth it, Porter, pitsburgh or ben moore come to mind. I would just get the finish paint and re-coat as necessary. You might get lucky and get it in one coat (using high quality paint) but most likely it will take two. If you go with cheap paint it could take up to 5 or six coats when applying a light base paint over a ultra beep base.
advice

Falls Church, VA

#6 Jan 14, 2010
You should always prime to give the new coat something to adhere to. Plus it will cover up any marks/blemishes from the old surface.
union painter

Millstadt, IL

#7 Jan 14, 2010
advice wrote:
You should always prime to give the new coat something to adhere to. Plus it will cover up any marks/blemishes from the old surface.
Primer is essentially watered down high quality paint. By using the finish as a primer you are saving on the amount of coats you will need to apply, you will also save in clean up time and time having to switch paints. Be sure to spackle and sand the walls before applying the first coat. The adhesion of the paint will not be affected by doing this.
painter

Columbia, IL

#8 Jan 15, 2010
i have painted a lot of homes in the area, i always use the "old behr" at waterloo lumber. i have covered dark chocolate brown with a light tan in 2 coats no primer. its $26 a gallon but it goes on thick and even. walmarts paint is like 12 - 13 a gallon but you will need 2 - 3 times as much to get the same results.
joe the painter

Waterloo, IL

#9 Jan 15, 2010
sherwin williams is the best paint on the market. i wouldnt use anything else
homeowner

United States

#11 Mar 3, 2011
Maybe I lucked out today finding this thread.
I'm in the process of repainting the interior of my house and I need advice on paint too.
I've been cleaning the walls, woodwork and getting them ready.
I won't waste my time or money with Wal Marts watered down paint and today I was painting closet doors with Glidden semi-gloss. That was white over old white that had yellowed and I was aggrevated till it dried. It didn't cover in one coat like I hoped it would but once it dried it looked nice but still needs another coat.
I can't afford the high dollar paint and a couple people mentioned Behr at Waterloo Lumber.
What is that paint called now at that store?
I used Behr one time before and I liked it but at Home Depot it's about 31-40 bucks a gallon now and that's a little more than I can afford since I have the whole house to repaint.
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