OT - painting?

Discussion in 'Budget Board' started by nena, Jan 20, 2008.

  1. nena

    nena DIS Veteran

    Oct 28, 2007
    We are painting Ds's room. We primered yesterday. This morning we painted around all the edges. My husband put on the first coat, but it doesnt look right. The edges are all darker:headache: . We are assuming we need to paint a second coat. Do we paint over the already dark edges? I say no, because the edges are just getting darker. DH says yes, because he has to even it out.

    What do we do?:confused3 :confused: :sad2:
  2. tinkarooni

    tinkarooni <font color=teal>Gets way too excited about saving

    Jan 22, 2006
    I painted our entire house when we built it a few years ago but am not a professional painter by any means. Maybe someone is and will answer you but I am assuming that he edged with a brush and you painted the whole room with a roller. If this is the case the edges are probably darker because you applied more paint, thicker, with the brush than the roller. You will need a second coat and just roller the paint as close to the edge as you can, including over some of the part you painted with the paint brush. This should even it all up. Good Luck! Hope it turns out nice.
  3. loveabargin

    loveabargin Mouseketeer

    Jan 1, 2007
    That is absolutley correct. I am a painter, though walls are not my thing, paint is paint and this is correct.
  4. TaraPA

    TaraPA Can't live without a ticker!!!!

    Sep 6, 2000
    Most 1st coats look like this, it will even out with the 2nd coat. Unless it's a deep color (red, navy, dark brown, dark green) then you will need 3 coats!

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