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Old 07-12-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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I just purchased a new condo. It was gut-rehabbed in 2007. Whoever the painter was, did an average job. I'm in the process of painting all the rooms - one at a time.

1. The window boxes are about 9 inches deep on the interior of every window. The knots from the wood have stained through what looks to be like a white semi-gloss latex paint. I've read to use an acrylic based sealant to prevent knots from bleeding through, but I don't know what to do since the surface is already painted. My budget is not huge, so I don't have the luxury of hiring someone or re-doing all of the window boxes.

2. Can I paint my bathroom ceiling the same color as the walls? The bathroom is large, 10x12' with 10' ceilings. We are looking into a VERY soft light blue. I've already read the threads about bathroom paint and I plan on using it. Just wondering how many requests you get to paint ceilings the same color.

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You need alcohol based Shellac for wood knots. Anything less will eventually bleed through.

Paiting the ceiling the same color as the walls is up to you but it can make the room seem smaller.

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Shellac is the best primer around for covering up knots. Use a quality latex or acrylic paint for the top coats.

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Can I apply the shellac directly over the paint it has now?
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I don't see why not. Maybe lightly sand it first for adhesion.
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Can I apply the shellac directly over the paint it has now?
Yes, Bin in a spray can or quart is what you need.
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