I used the Ralph Lauren Parchment color paint with the Candlelight paint. I did not prime I was told not too. I either read it or the guy at HomeDepot said it. Anyway, I spackles, sanded then painted the paint didn't want to stick the to wall I had to paint over it several times. Once I got it done and then waited 3 days to paint the candlelight over it and "WOW" very nice a top quailty job the room looks rich. It you stick to it you'll love it!!