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    I need to paint two walls in a bright orange colour , they were originally in two seperate rooms, but now the wall between them has gone. One wall is a purple and the other is deep red. Do i just keep painting numerous coats of the bright orange or is it better to cover them with a white/ grey undercoat and then the bright orange?

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    I'm no painter but do all my own painting. If they were light colours I'd consider going over the top but given purple/red I would def undercoat.

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    I'd just keep painting the orange should it need more than one coat, you never know. (Interesting house you must have...)

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    I believe if you are worried about colour bleed through you are better off painting them brown first then orange.

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    more worried about one side of the wall ending up a different colour / tone than the other.

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    I would do the whole wall with a sealer/undercoat first.

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    White / grey / pink ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by denaria View Post
    I'd just keep painting the orange should it need more than one coat, you never know. (Interesting house you must have...)
    One of my Aunts and her hubby had their apartment done by one of those interior designers a few years back. Every wall (apart from laundry and bedrooms) is a different 'impact' colour. But it actually goes together surprisingly well, to my utter amazement.

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    Good point, I was being facetious re interesting but much prefer something other than 'normal'. I admire anyone who steps out of the usual, the mundane - perhaps we will see pics of jiggy's final result.

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    Might as well throw in my "two bob's worth". If it was my place, I would undercoat/seal the wall with Zinsser (probably tinted grey. you certainly need grey under red so I imagine that orange might be the same). Zinsser seals and stops bleeding extremely well. Although it is a bit more expensive than ordinary undercoat, because it works it saves you from having to apply three or four top coats. I once did three ceiling top coats and still got bleed through... put on a coat of Zinsser then one top coat and no bleed through. I could have saved myself three coats if I had done that in the first place! Have a look at their web site for more info. I think that Wattyl and Dulux now have a similar product, but my experience is with Zinsser.

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    Get the undercoat tinted to a very light grey. Apply one or two coats depending on the coverage. Then apply 3 coats of the orange top coats.

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    Ended up using a mix of leftovers as an undercoat, overall colour was a cream.Three coats of the undercoat. Then it took three coats of the orange. thankfully the end result was .close to the sample

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