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Old 11-14-2010, 07:21 PM   #1
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Painting over plaster


We are currently stripping wall paper down from plaster walls. We are wondering if there is a self-leveling paint or primer that we can use before we paint top coats. The walls look in good shape but we just want to give it a bit more polish. Any help or advice would be great.

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After stripping wall paper I always prime the walls with an oil base primer and when painting over plaster I always prime with an oil base primer to seal the plaster. After primining then make any necessary wall repairs or skim coating. You can prime your repairs with a quality latex primer. Any quality 100% acrylic latex paint will be self leveling.
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I also found this artical.

http://www.ehow.com/how_6752330_prep...tex-paint.html

Let me know your thoughts on the statements it makes. I also live in Ohio and from what I am hearing from my co-workers, oil based paints are no longer sold here. I am going to be checking some local stores to confirm these details.

Thanks again.
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I also found this artical.

http://www.ehow.com/how_6752330_prep...tex-paint.html

Let me know your thoughts on the statements it makes. I also live in Ohio and from what I am hearing from my co-workers, oil based paints are no longer sold here. I am going to be checking some local stores to confirm these details.

Thanks again.
The article was OK, the most important statement
"Use a high-quality acrylic primer/sealer"
and good coat is enough.

and as posted, oil would be best.
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