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Old 02-26-2007, 04:42 PM   #1
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Bedroom walls. Gloss/simi-gloss purple (ok ok-- violet) paint.
Nail holes, popped sheetrock nails, ect. Light texture under 2-3 coats of paint. Signs of previous nail hole repairs.

I"d like to patch up the holes/dings, re-texture it and then paint it.

== Can I just patch it, roll/spray light texture and paint ?
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== Do I have to prime it, then texture then paint ?
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Greetings--

Bedroom walls. Gloss/simi-gloss purple (ok ok-- violet) paint.
Nail holes, popped sheetrock nails, ect. Light texture under 2-3 coats of paint. Signs of previous nail hole repairs.

I"d like to patch up the holes/dings, re-texture it and then paint it.

== Can I just patch it, roll/spray light texture and paint ?
OR
== Do I have to prime it, then texture then paint ?
OR
== ??
This is from experience doing precisely the same kinds of repairs:

Perform you drywall patch work.
Fix those bad older patches too.
Apply your texture right over everything. (It will take longer to dry because of the paint).... Apply a primer over all the surfaces.

Paint away....

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Any particular type/brand of primer you'd suggest ??
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Any particular type/brand of primer you'd suggest ??
We like the latex based Kilz for stains. Tougher stains - go with the oil based Kilz...
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If your finish paint brand also offers a sander/primer/sealer, I've been told by pro painters to go with that for better bonding, such as Benjamin Moore SPS for priming for their Benjamin Moore paint.
I've also used a lot of Kilz, which works great, but the oil-based Kilz fumes will knock you out. I also use the latex BM SPS and BM paint, which doesn't have fumes.
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....but the oil-based Kilz fumes will knock you out....

Yep...that is the bad part of it, we only use that stuff as a very last resort for the really tuff staining issues..
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You folk are mentioning using KILZ in relation to covering stains. There arent stains on thee room' walls- just small repairs and old gloss/semi-gloss paint.

Im assuming that a latex Kilz is still the primer to use over the fixed and re-textured walls eh ?

Thanks again for the answers !!
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Im assuming that a latex Kilz is still the primer to use over the fixed and re-textured walls eh ?
I wouldn't recommend it
It's really not very good
It has a high failure rate
Don't get me wrong, the oil-based Original Kilz is great
All other products (latex) from them are...not something I'd recommend

You would do much better with the appropriate Zinsser, Ben Moore, or Sherwin Williams, primer
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I wouldn't recommend it
It's really not very good
It has a high failure rate
Don't get me wrong, the oil-based Original Kilz is great
All other products (latex) from them are...not something I'd recommend

You would do much better with the appropriate Zinsser, Ben Moore, or Sherwin Williams, primer
Yes, you have a point there. The latex kilz/ is actually very 'mild' for a product that claims serious 'stain-killing' properties....

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