Dark corners after 2 coats of paint.

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Anonymous asked 10 years ago

White rooms had not been painted in 20 years. Corners near ceiling had darkened. One room had been painted light blue (latex). Professional painters from a reputable company applied 2 coats of Aura matte ancient ivory paint the same day in all rooms. I still see darker corners. The formerly blue walls now covered with ivory paint have a slightly “dirty white” look.

I was told 2 coats of paint were applied. I suspect the first coat may have been primer.

I asked for a 3rd coat, but the painter says the color is good.

Please advise on how I should pursue this.

2 Answers
M.A.C. Painting answered.

What brand of paint?
I would say another coat is needed. You are probably right on with it being primer 1st then top coat 2nd, so only one coat of actual paint was applied. Not that the primer is not a great 1st coat. But with walls as old as that and dingy then I would say you are right on with your thoughts.

Crowder Painting answered.

Aura matte was used, in the original question. This is Benjamin Moore's top of the line interior paint. This stuff is very expensive. Last time I checked, over a year ago, my price was close to $60 a gallon.

This stuff isn't easy to use, personal experience. It could be an application problem. But considering the cost of this stuff Adam might be on to something.

Call the Benjamin store and talk to the sales person about the problem. There should be a printed label on the can that shows the store info along with the color formula.