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Old 10-04-2008, 01:13 AM   #16
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I feel sorry for you! I'm in the process of actually peeling all the paint and Kilz 2 Latex primer off of all the walls and ceilings of my very recently painted very large home addition. The paint and primer (primed over plaster) are coming off in sheets. I thought it would "set" after some time but when my son caught some tape on the wall in his room a huge bubble appeared when he pulled the tape off of the wall. I'm using a flat razor knife and it is all coming off so easily, like peeling sunburn. I just slide the flat razor under the paint, then pull! This DIY chatroom has been a godsend. I just wish I had found it prior to painting in the first place. I feel removing the original paint and starting over and doing it properly leaves me with no feelings of impending doom. It's a lot of work but I'll be better off in the end. Good luck. I hope you have a successful outcome.

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Old 10-04-2008, 05:42 AM   #17
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Although, in all fairness, Gripper is a not-awful primer, and certainly about a million times better than the worse-than-useless Kilz2.


True and it smells like new pair of sneakers( sort of)
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True and it smells like new pair of sneakers( sort of)
My ork sneakers smell like original KILZ
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My ork sneakers smell like original KILZ

Now that's just bad.
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Old 01-23-2009, 01:39 PM   #20
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Sorry if it is bad form to wake a dead post, but my question seems relevant to the post.
I have a room that we have done major work on and the ceiling has the following characteristics.
1. Plaster from when the house was built, with all the paint scraped off.
2. Drywall to replace some damaged plaster
3. Joint compound from the drywall fix
4. Original paint on the plaster that would not scrape off.

With all the different surfaces, what primer should I use? Cost does not matter, as I would rather spend an extra 15-25 bucks to have the proper primer and not have to start all over in a couple years due to peeling paint!
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:37 PM   #21
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Sorry if it is bad form to wake a dead post, but my question seems relevant to the post.
I have a room that we have done major work on and the ceiling has the following characteristics.
1. Plaster from when the house was built, with all the paint scraped off.
2. Drywall to replace some damaged plaster
3. Joint compound from the drywall fix
4. Original paint on the plaster that would not scrape off.

With all the different surfaces, what primer should I use? Cost does not matter, as I would rather spend an extra 15-25 bucks to have the proper primer and not have to start all over in a couple years due to peeling paint!
Hi Greg, I finally found the solution to my problem with a little help from from the professionals at the local "real" paint store (vs. big box store) It is called STIX made by Insl-x Superior Coating Systems, Insl-x Products Corp. Stony Point, New york 10980. Its a waterborne bonding primer urethane acrylic - interior/exterior. It can be topcoated with latex, oil, urethane, epoxy, or lacquer. it says it's "low odor" on the can but I highly recommend very good ventilation because I think I may have sacrificed more than a few brain cells while I applied it. It is a bit thin so be careful at first. Read the surface preparation section on the can before you leave the store to be sure you have everything you need. I am happy to report that just when I thought I was at the end of my roap, this product worked miracles. It had excellent adhesion and sealing. After the catastrophy that occurred here, I wouldn't want anyone else to go through the costly trial and error that I experienced. I hope this is helpful. Have FUN.
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Old 01-26-2009, 11:30 PM   #22
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Sorry if it is bad form to wake a dead post, but my question seems relevant to the post.
I have a room that we have done major work on and the ceiling has the following characteristics.
1. Plaster from when the house was built, with all the paint scraped off.
2. Drywall to replace some damaged plaster
3. Joint compound from the drywall fix
4. Original paint on the plaster that would not scrape off.

With all the different surfaces, what primer should I use? Cost does not matter, as I would rather spend an extra 15-25 bucks to have the proper primer and not have to start all over in a couple years due to peeling paint!
Sounds like you've done a good job on the prep, so no need to get carried away on the primer. Zinsser Bullseye 123 works fine on mixed surface applications like you describe.

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