06-13-2013 02:38 PM
I am looking to paint an accent wall with a Martha Stewart metallic paint (copper kettle). This wall is new drywalled & has never had a coat of paint. The other three walls will be painted with kiln (also a MS paint color). Do I need to paint the accent wall with the kiln color and then apply copper kettle over that? We will be painting the room with a sprayer which I hear works better with the metallic paints. Please advise.
06-13-2013 03:07 PM - edited 06-13-2013 03:10 PM
Unfinished sheetrock requires a prime coat to seal the surface ... without the sealer, you may recoat five or six times before the paint itself seals the surface.
When priming sheetrock, an inexpensive PVA Primer should be tinted to be similar to the new color.
In your case, one gallon tinted similar to Kiln and another tinted similar to Copper Kettle.
Primer is inexpensive when compared to paint, and a coat of primer dries in about an hour (paint typically takes four-hours per coat).
So, do yourself a favor and have your Paint Associate tint your primer as the first step in your project.
There is no charge for tinting and you will finish the project with fewer topcoats ... ultimately saving both time and money.
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