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Old 11-12-2012, 08:09 AM   #1
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Can I use Latex Primer over Alkyld Primer on my Ceilings ??


WE have newly Renovated our downstairs and had originally used a Beautitone low voc latex primer on the walls and lastly done was the ceiling ..... our painting helpers got a very thin coat on the ceiling and ran out so they accidentally grabbed the can of Interiror/Exterior alkyld beautitone primer and did a coat on top of the latex ...I'm 7 mos pregnant and the smell from that alkyld paint is super strong, but it still looks like we need to do another coat on the ceiling ...can I go back to the low voc latex primer again or do I have to stay with the alkyld primer ???

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Can I use Latex Primer over Alkyld Primer on my Ceilings ??


You can put just about anything over an alkyd film. Know that it is not unusual to see some show through in your primer coat. You usually do not gain anything by adding another coat of primer unless the first pass got put on with to thin a nap roller or something. Your two finish coats should fill in. Your real paint store will have a plethora of nice low or no VOC finish coat options.

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thank you so much ~!!! we were afraid we'd have to do another primer coat and I dont think my stomach will be able to handle that smell again .... so I will just go get a low voc white paint to cover the primer then thank you again !!
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thank you so much ~!!! we were afraid we'd have to do another primer coat and I dont think my stomach will be able to handle that smell again .... so I will just go get a low voc white paint to cover the primer then thank you again !!
No law saying ceilings have to be white, by the way. The practice dates back to gaslight days when one fixture was plunked in the center of the room and the intent was to make the ceiling as reflective as possible.
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true I agree, but this is in a basement with one small window, so Im trying to keep things light .... we have a colour called natural calm which is warm for the walls, but thought the ceiling should stay white so that the colour doesnt take over and I lose some lightness( if thats a word lol) in that room and we only have one light in the center of the room lol
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