Today I am sharing how to paint over blue walls with white paint with no streaks. Dark blue walls can be very difficult to paint over. Using a quality primer is the key to painting over blue walls with white paint and not ending up with streaks showing through the lighter color.
Did you see the small guest bedroom makeover that we did for my son? The room was originally a dark blue . The goal of the bedroom makeover was to brighten up the room with a lighter paint color.
How to Paint over Dark Walls
Best Primer to Cover Dark Paint
Painting over a dark paint color, especially with a lighter shade, can be daunting and time consuming. The biggest painting tip I can offer is to always use a high quality primer and paint color.
As many of you know, we have partnered with Sherwin-Williams for years and I absolutely love their paint.
Once the primer was dry, we applied 2 gallons of Sherwin Williams Emerald Interior Satin Finish Westhighland Paint color to walls.
A fresh coat of Extra White Semi Gloss trim paint by Sherwin Williams also helped brighten up the baseboard, crown molding, window trim and doors.
Similar Plaid Bedding/Duvet at Pottery Barn (marked WAY down)
This room is fairly small and it only took a day or so to complete the painting project. It’s much more fun to paint with someone vs solo painting. One person rolling the walls and one person cutting in the trim makes for speedy completion!
Painting Over Stain
Looking to Paint over Stain?
Check out my “painting dark stained doors” project.
The Westhighland paint color is my go-to white color for any space. It looks more yellow on the color swatch than in real life. I highly recommend you always purchase a small tester size and apply it to the wall you want to paint. Keep it on the wall for a couple days and see if you like the color during the day and evening.
Here is the Westhighland Paint color in our foyer and dining area.
Now is a great time to get some projects done in your house. I know for me, being stuck in the house is driving me crazy. How many of you have dark walls that you would love to paint over and create a brighter space?