A "prime" question...yes or no for wonderful finish?
Hi! I haven't posted in about three years, but I need expert advice again.
I'm repainting the main hallway. I washed the walls with Dirtex two weeks ago. Everything is clean, dry, and prepped.
Right now the walls have a latex base, eggshell finish paint - "Rich Buttercream" - on them. Since painting the living room last week, I've decided the hall needs to be a lighter version of the new sage green in the living room.
The new paint is the same latex base brand as the current color. The current color has an eggshell finish; the new paint has a satin finish.
Since the current paint is about two-three years old, and has recently been scrubbed with Dirtex (and rinsed well), do I need to use primer on top of the eggshell finish paint before applying the new satin finish paint?
I have primer; I nearly always prime every wall no matter what, but this original paint is in such good, clean condition I need to know if I'm gaining any benefit from putting primer over it.
Thanks in advance!