i thought i was ok at painting, i've painted several houses before and they looked lovely.
This time i'm struggling. It looks so patchy and i did a second coat, something i've rarely needed to do before and it still looks patchy, but ina different way. Before i had lots of white (or rather magnolia) patches, now i've done a second coat, most of these are covered but the walls look patchy still.
Maybe the walls are very porous? Or am i just useless at painting?
can't stand magnolia walls, i think they look absolutely awful, i have to have coloured walls, but councils and housing assocs always seem to paint all walls magnolia before they let the properties, i guess i should just have been grateful they were decorated and left them, and maybe i should complete this room and forget the rest
Are you using good quality paint? It makes all the difference, also invest in a good roller.
In our house we shied away from magnolia, and most of the house is painted in Leyland paints "Eros" blue which looks gorgeous - it's a pale bluey grey that doesn't make a room look cold or dark. We used Leyland "Midnight Blue" as a feature wall colour in fireplace alcoves etc.