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Old 09-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #1
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Had prepared walls with some type of primer for wall paper 25 yrs ago. I have pulled the paper off and repaired the walls. It seems the walls because of the repairs is taking the paint differently in areas. I think I need a primer. Are all primers the same. I am using a Benjamin Moore flat latex paint. Any suggestions.


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Old 09-16-2012, 05:46 PM   #2
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Gardz or Cover Stain where there was paper removed


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Chris is right- and here is why.
First- did you remove as much paste as you could? very important because it will be "lumpy" and can, even through regular latex paint- reactivate and expand.
And your repairs with mud/spackle will absorb differently than just painted walls.
What Gardz ( water base) or Cover Stain (Oil based) will do is seal in both and make a vapor barrier that will not allow moisture, either from the top coats of paint or the atmosphere- to penetrate and cause trouble later.
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