Surface Painting


Old 09-11-17, 06:09 AM
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I have a room I'd like to paint and I've decided on the colours the only thing is the one wall is pink and it is making the colour look different to the other wall see the picture.

Then there's the wooden skirting that I'd paint with a pva paint but it peels right of if you scrape it also see picture. It also is not settling smoothly.

How do I make sure the grey colours are all the same after painting and how do I get the red paint smooth and. stop peeling.
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Old 09-11-17, 08:29 AM
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There will always be subtle changes in how a color appears based on it's surroundings. 45 yrs ago I painted my parents living rm/dining rm with a predominantly gold color paint BUT depending on the lighting it could look green or yellow. Carpet and furnishings can also affect how a color is perceived.

If the grey paint doesn't get full coverage the old color can affect how it looks, the fix for that is another coat of paint. Sanding first usually removes any roughness. Reds don't always cover well. A grey tinted primer helps.

PVA paints are on the cheaper side and not intended for woodwork. That is part of the adhesion problem, it's also possible that the woodwork has an oil base enamel on it. If that's the case you need to either continue with oil base enamel or apply a solvent based primer to bridge the gap between latex and oil.
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