Mea culpa. We did one room in mom's house in yellow. However, it is not the eye-searing kind. It is a "complements the doors and trim, while working with the linens" yellow. She's happy, and it probably won't be sold anytime soon.
2007-09-03 11:45 am (UTC)
The Yellow Wall-Paper
Yay! Another CPG fan!
Serious CPG fan. I was lucky enough to copyedit her first husband's diaries. The poor clueless jerk (who was an artist himself -- a painter) never realized the damage he was doing to her, or that her doctor was doing to her. After they divorced, he married her best friend, an attangement that worked for everyone involved.
You should totally paint your living room hot pink.
Bah. White walls are loathesome and boring. ;p
There are primers to cover bright colors, actually.
Yes, I know there's primer. But this is special sure-to-cover paint.
"Oh?" said I. "I won't need primer with this fine ultra-thick-formula paint?"
"Not at all," said the helpful hardware store employee. "It'll cover anything with even the barest skimming coat."
"It sounds remarkable!" said I. "It's a wonder primer even exists with this amazing product in existance!"
"Indeed. It's due to our super secret formula," said he. "We make the paint from magic beans!"
Ah. That's the trouble then. You just can't get good magic beans any more, you know. It's on account of the nargles.
Altivo is right, a primer would have shortened the process.
At least you were dealing with "bleached-mustard." The pantry doors here? Originally a deep, flaming, neon mustard, truly nuclear in its intensity.
We didn't even try to paint them. We hung a $4 off-white canvas curtain instead. Instant relief.
When your little one wants a black or royal purple wall in their bedroom, about age 14 or so, will you cooperate?
primer- blessed blessed prime.
One of my friends bought a new building for his store, and the previous owners for some reason had painted the whole place in neon yellow. It took forever to cover it all up.
I thought the usual way was to strip the old wallpaper off first, then put new on... Or did the previous people paint the plaster directly, without using wallpaper? Sounds like that may be the case, as you say you're now painting straight over the top... Have you tried sanding down the surface first, which, apart from helping the paint to stick, would probably help get rid of the old color?
(Disclaimer: my parents do a lot of DIY
and I've helped them many times, but I'm not an expert myself.)
No wallpaper involved. I'm painting over paint.
Wow, it looks almost credible you're really in that picture instead of standing on an empty sound stage somewhere in Burbank.
When we move from this house, I'm not looking forward to painting over the turquoise that I painted the room when I moved in. :P
I'll let you know how many coats it takes. :)
The navy blue in the room I just painted took one coat of primer and a coat of pale green.
*laughs* Yellow is almost as bad as ... black.
how about 2 tones of gray---dark and darker in the room we're going to be painting in the near future?? As Witchofnovember says Primer is our friend--and that navy sshe painted over just recently, if memory serves me, she's the one who painted the walls that color!! But the time she marked the wall with lipstick and we thought it was crayon, and didn't pretreat it---now THAT took a LOT of paint!!!
Hehehe. Primer IS your friend. :P
I'm heavily leaning towards yellow in my main room/kitchen. Not a mustard yellow, but more of a light butter or banana yellow. The colors in all of my other rooms is very intense and dark. I should cover it up before I sell, but I'm hoping not having to do that for some time.
I can't stand white anymore. My sisters house is all white or very light/weak colors. The house before that we rented was entirely white. I'm very done with white, and I cover it where ever I can now. The garage and exterior is the only thing that remains white. I need it in the garage for the worklight.
A single coat of Behr primer should cover up most everything.