Prime when changing sheens?

rovoDecember 3, 2012

I usually hang out in the kitchen forum, but thought I would get the experts' advice here regarding a paint change.

We are changing colors in our great room/kitchen (from BM Yorkshire tan to Revere Pewter, if that helps). The current tan color and new Revere Pewter appear to be approximately the same darkness level/depth in the space (not sure I'm wording this correctly, but they don't appear to be vastly different iykwim). However, we are going from a shinier "pearl" sheen to an eggshell finish. I have never primed previously painted walls with BM paints, just cleaned and applied 2 coats with no problems. Wondering whether switching sheens will require priming?

Many thanks in advance.

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It's not really necessary to prime, but you may need to apply two coats.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 12:07AM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

I would run over it with a pole sander with 100 grit, first but as paintguy said, no priming needed in this case.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 4:46AM
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Great, thanks to you both for answering

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 3:04PM
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How about you just use an abrasive pad, Scotchbrite-type, when you wash it. That should rough it up a little.

    Bookmark   December 4, 2012 at 3:11PM
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