Sponge Walls without Priming?

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C Buiniskis
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Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:01 pm

Curious if this is just plain crazy - or hopefully, ok for now....

One small room has patterned wallboard that, believe it or not, is ok looking! BUT - one wall in that room is a solid green - not horrible, but too dark for me. I'm toying with the thought of doing a lighter color sponge effect on it for now, just to help lighten things up. We simply don't have time to prime & paint everything at the moment. Too many tasks with higher priority right now! :roll:

Oh and BTW, my thought was to use tinted primer instead of plaine ole paint.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts and/or experiences!


Trudi
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Location: N.C. Foothills

Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:41 pm

If it's only one wall, you could always try it and see, then prime and re-paint that one wall if it doesn't work. How successful it is to sponge over what's already there, kinda depends on what kind of paint is already on the wall. I don't personally like sponging on flat paint, for example.

I have also heard that old paint has already ripened and won't react the same with a paint treatment like sponging, etc. I don't know this to be fact, but I've read that.

If it's only one wall, and the room is small, that's not much area to cover, so if I were you, I'd try it, but be prepared to prime and paint over if you don't like it. Let us know how it goes. :-)

C Buiniskis
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Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:45 pm

Trudi, Thanks for your thoughts. The dark green wall isn't painted, it's the same ole trailer wallboard. It's just that dark green instead of the pattern. Anyway, think I'll give it a try. It's small and we can always change it later!

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