paint bleed through - suggestions or finger pointing and chuckles - welcome.
Frustrated and ready for some help. Okay…I’ve pulled into the gas station and will request directions. Feel free to jump in even if it’s to point and laugh.
I’m a single income provider for a family of five. It’s not beneath me to work my full plus two part-time jobs. Whatever it takes to support our family. You must know - I’ve been accused of one that will ‘bend a nickel’ whenever or wherever I can. Over the past year, I’ve stopped at two Home Depots once or twice a week on my way home. I buy OOPs paint at a greatly reduced price. Normally…I can get a gallon of good quality Behr/Glidden for $7 that would normally cost $22 to $34 if mixed from a color swatch. Okay…stop laughing. You must know, I’ve painted the outside of a ~1,500 square foot house by using white or near white paint as primer and mixing different colors of tan for the brick and selections of dark brown for the trim. This has been a nice way to spruce up our home while keeping our budget in mind. Neighbors we don’t normally speak to have commented positively on our painting upgrade.
Here is where I need some support. We have a small bedroom of ~345 square feet that each daughter has spent time in and grown out of. Approximately 20 years ago, the previous owners put up a color that could be similar to the blue used for the ‘Chase bank’ logo (no endorsement – just offering as much detail as I can). Each cherub has ‘left their mark’ on the walls by either; nail holes or what my bride and I call…’art projects’ by marker. Numerous hours were spent to spackle then sand the nail and small holes. We started by cleaning and masking the room then applying ~2.5 gallons of ‘home-made primer’. The following day, we rolled/brushed ~2.5 gallons of ‘home-made’ color. Our color choice was a light yellow – think ‘buttercup yellow’. Well…as some of you probably imagined…we experienced bleed through of the ‘art projects’ and previous color. So…the following day…my bride went and paid full price for a gallon of Behr paint. This was premium paint that claims paint and primer in one. I mixed this gallon and up to a half gallon of my home-made mixture together. We applied this concoction to the room but the previous color and art projects still bleed through. We made some progress but I’m not satisfied with the results.
So…where do we go from here. I’ll restate that I’m frustrated and can use some suggestions. I am not sure what is the best course of action and beg your input. Do we apply some ‘store bought’ primer (like Kilz) and then apply color the following day? Or? Regardless if you post or just take a quick read – THANK YOU! I sure hope to get some input as I’m at my wits end and want to get this project completed.
Take good care of you and yours, K