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Old 02-14-2010, 10:31 AM   #1
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I painted my family room walls about 3 months ago with acrylic latex paint. A few weeks ago I was finishing installing my new hardwood floor and some oil from my air nailer got onto the walls.
I was just wondering the best way to cover over this, do I have to prime it, or can I paint right over it?
Thanks for any advice!

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Old 02-14-2010, 11:07 AM   #2
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clean it with TSP or a de-greaser before painting

I don't use oil in my finish nailer.

They are cheap enough that if the lack of oil causes the gun to wear out, I buy another one.
I think I paid $40 for my last one. If you do lots of finish work, buy a second one that you use for this same situation. I oil the one in my shop that I use for cabinet cases.
They seem to last about 10 years without oil. The one in the shop is about 20 years old now.

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I painted my family room walls about 3 months ago with acrylic latex paint. A few weeks ago I was finishing installing my new hardwood floor and some oil from my air nailer got onto the walls.
I was just wondering the best way to cover over this, do I have to prime it, or can I paint right over it?
Thanks for any advice!
A clean rag with denatured alcohol will work. Don't rub it and smear, dab it like you would on a carpet spot.

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Thanks for the info guys!
Kevin I was just wondering after I use the denatured alcohol will I still have to prime them spots , or what is the best thing to do?
Thanks again!
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Thanks for the info guys!
Kevin I was just wondering after I use the denatured alcohol will I still have to prime them spots , or what is the best thing to do?
Thanks again!
If you are successful removing the spots, you can just touch up the paint. Occasionally, you luck out and the spots come out and leave the paint intact. You should not need any primer unless the oil has penetrated and absorbed into the wall, if so hit it with cover stain or a similar primer.

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