I have mentioned that George has moved out of the bedroom that has been his since infancy. He has moved into the new wing of the house. In preparing his old room to become the guest bedroom/library I have had to paint over the under sea mural that has been there for nine or so years.
As the colours that I used were quite strong, I thought I should use some sort of base coat that was formulated to paint over strong colours before we went on to paint the room some unoffending neutral colour. It hasn't worked very well. The strong primary colours are being masked by this base coat, but the permanent marker outlines are bleeding through. In fact they've bled through two and sometimes three coats of this specially formulated base coat. NUTS!
We now have partially painted walls with these disembodied Cheshire Cat smiles popping through in an odd shade of purple. I'm going to have to get some professional advice as to how I can seal this so it will stop seeping through the paint.