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Old 02-01-2009, 07:20 PM   #1
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Painting after wallpaper


I posted a while back about painting my bathroom after removing the wall paper that was in there. I am almost done stripping the paper! What a job that was, the top layer came off and then the paper layer and then this layer of glue to get it down to primer. I even bought a steamer to help and it worked good but still took time to get everything off.

Anyway now that is almost down I'm going to be skim coating it, from what I've read I just mix some mud real thin and use a roller to put it on(what size roller works best?). And then use a drywall knife to level everything.

I'm thinking about spraying a knockdown texture in there. So my questions are 1)I need to prime before texturing right? 2)Do I need to use any special primer for bathrooms? 3)After I texture I need to prime again right? 4)Then what kind of paint should I use for the top coat and can I roll the primer and paint over the texture?

Sorry for so many questions but just trying to make sure I get this right. Thanks for your advice.

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Do I need a mildew resistant primer or just mildew resistant paint? Thanks

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1) Yes, prime before texture.
2) No, no special primer. Any bonding/sealing water-base primer that is not Kilz2 should work.
3) Yes.
4) Topcoat with K&B paint. Both the primer and paint can be rolled.
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Thanks Sirwired, what kind of roller should I use for going over texture?
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To go over sprayed texture, I would use at least a 3/4" roller.

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Thanks eveyone. I'll see how it goes.
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If there is any paste residue whatsoever, use a specialty primer first (alkyd or Zinsser's Gardz or similar)
A regular acrylic/latex/waterbased will activate any paste and you'll have failure of one type or degree or another

If it's clean, any acrylic primer will do

Then texture/skim/repair (joint compound et. al.)

Then re-prime (at this point any quality acrylic will do)

And yes, I'd suggest a self-priming bath-type paint

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