Painting with bright colours – how to make them cover

Avoid painting a wall with four or five coats when painting with bright colors, here are some tips that might save you time.

Yellow and red are notoriously poor covering colours as well as their variations such as orange.

If you’re painting with bright colours, the colour will seem different on the paint cards than it does in person. To avoid disappointment, always get a paint sample and test a small patch to get an idea of how it looks after it dries.

If your existing wall is white, use a grey primer in the approximate shade of paint. This will limit the amount of coats to three maximum with two being top coat colour and one for primer. Secondly have good quality paints as top coats like Dulux Trade or Johnstones Trade; this should reduce the total number of coats needed as they are highly opaque paints.

If you are going over one colour with another and they are complementary and the approximate same shade of darkness then you should do a coverage test on the wall with just the top coat paint so you can assess the coverage. When two complimentary colours are mixed they make a neutral colour. This means that when you’re painting over one complimentary color with another, the coverage of the surface is usually fantastic. The darkness of each paint must be same as one another for this painting trick to work.

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