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Personal experience about dark walls. I painted a light yellow over a dark blue wall. I used Behr paint with primer added. After two coats the blue still showed through. Not sure if prior priming was necessary since paint contained it already. One of the walls was already white and one coat covered it up. The third coat covered it up the last bits but ...
You are going to need to use a sharp tool such as a very sharp chisel or a straight blade razor scraper. I prefer a very sharp chisel as I feel it gives me better control. It is not going to be easy, but as carefully as you can cut down and sideways from the painted area. The idea will be to cut the hump of dried paint off without too much damage to the ...
Typically I scrape off any caulk that is still on the surface, when that is done, sand down the worst high spots with a sanding block and 80 grit sandpaper. To finish it off give the area a skim coat of drywall mud to feather in the rest of the edge left by the build up of paint. Sand with 100-120 grit sandpaper, prime and paint. If the texture you speak of ...
The right way, is the hard way, as always. Remove all the paint off the wall, using a scraper, or a heat torch, or a paint remover. Sand paper all the wall. Remove all the dust from the wall and wipe it clean. Do many layers of sealer or primer. Let it dry for 24 hours. Do many layers of good quality paint. Let it dry for 24 hours.
I have used a top coat of Parks Super Glaze in high traffic areas. It is shiny but it finishes off really nice and the stuff is really hard after a day or two. There are other similar products as this but I have not used them recently.
I like the hardness of enamels. Oil based trim paint or the newer water borne oils are quite tough.
I would come at this from a couple of different directions. First, I would look at what the estimate includes for prep work. This should include scraping, sanding, and caulking everything, and doing it well. Multiple coats of the best paint you can buy are not going to last that long if the surface is not prepared well. Multiple coats can make up for ...
I don't really know what cheapest paint vs. thicker paint means. I am assuming that the cheaper paint is still a good paint if this is a company using it - not just some guy with cheap paint. So I am making an assumption. I am also assuming that the three levels all involve the same Day 1 finished look of the house because really if you are paying them ...
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