Light-hued Paint Over Dark Walls
Do you have a dark wall or walls in your home that you want to paint a lighter, brighter color? If so, then you may be wondering how to add light-hued paint over the dark-hued color? It can be done, but repainting a dark-hued wall will take a little extra effort to cover up the dark color completely and satisfactorily. You can take specific steps to ensure positive results, and we will discuss the process below.
As with any painting project, the first step is to prep the walls that are to be painted. A smooth surface is much easier to paint and will provide the best results with the least amount of marks or blemishes on the wall. Prepping the walls includes filling in any holes or scratches on the wall with spackling, then sanding the area, so you have a completely smooth finish. Once the walls are smooth and ready, then you will need to tape off areas that are not intended for paint and drape the area surrounding the wall that is to be painted to prevent spilled paint from getting on unsuspecting surfaces.
The next step that is needed to add light-hued paint over a dark color is to add primer to the wall. Primer is a product that is comprised of resin, solvent, and other additives. It will help to seal the entire area that is to be repainted, and it will allow the lighter paint color to bond more thoroughly on the wall. You may decide to add two coats of primer to achieve the best environment for sealing and bonding powers, before adding the new paint color.
Lastly, add the new paint color to the entire surface. Once the primer is completely dry, the new paint can be applied and your new paint project can commence. New paint color can transform a room and can create a setting that is fresh, clean, and very impressive.
If you have a dark color on a wall that you want to change, the task is not an impossible one; however, there is a process that must be followed to achieve the best results. With just a little bit of planning and patience, you can have the new space of your dreams!