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Old 02-13-2009, 09:38 AM   #1
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Another new one for me! I am attempting to change my 30 year old son's former bedroom to a guest room. I've removed 25 years of wallpaper, filled all of the holes (discovered a very bad one on the window sill, but that's another story), sanded the stuff (filler) and now I think the next step is to use primer.

I found two cans of "Latex acrylic, easy to apply; highhiding; interior paint; primer and undercoat" in my husband's cache. Is this what I use? In a couple of spots, it just seems to glide over, rather than sink in, or stick. Am I supposed to sand the old paint first?

My husband never trusted me with a paint brush and for good reason. It was easier for him to do it right the first time, I picked the colour. Any of you really handy people out there looking for a partner (with no money)with a house that needs work? Advice would be great, too, please.


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Old 02-13-2009, 10:26 AM   #2
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Use a sealing primer. Old paint is no good. Primers are not intended to "cover". By this I mean you may still see through the paint somewhat and you should not be concerned about this. It's purpose is to seal the surface and bond with the top coat.


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Old 02-13-2009, 11:28 AM   #3
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Using that old primer may be false economy. I would head to the local paint store and buy some new stock.
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