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Prime when changing sheens?

Posted by rovo (My Page) on
Mon, Dec 3, 12 at 10:04

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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RE: Prime when changing sheens?

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


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RE: Prime when changing sheens?

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


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RE: Prime when changing sheens?

Great, thanks to you both for answering


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RE: Prime when changing sheens?

How about you just use an abrasive pad, Scotchbrite-type, when you wash it. That should rough it up a little.


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