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Old 01-10-2010, 07:52 AM   #1
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We just had our finished attic blue-boarded and plastered (vaneer plaster?). I am now going to paint the entire area.
I have heard different things about priming and painting the plaster (been dry for 14 days).
Oil based or latex?
I was thinking of getting some Kilz latex primer and doing 2 coats then getting a latex paint...

any thoughts?

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Hello,
We just had our finished attic blue-boarded and plastered (vaneer plaster?). I am now going to paint the entire area.
I have heard different things about priming and painting the plaster (been dry for 14 days).
Oil based or latex?
I was thinking of getting some Kilz latex primer and doing 2 coats then getting a latex paint...

any thoughts?
You would be wise to go to a real paint store for QUALITY paints and primers,Kilz latex is not one of them.

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You would be wise to go to a real paint store for QUALITY paints and primers,Kilz latex is not one of them.
Kilz is crap. And Chris is right, go to a paint store. I would use a nice, superbonding latex primer on new plaster. Pay the price for both nice primer and paint.
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SW Loxon Masonry Primer. It is designed for plaster and concrete surfaces. It will neutralize any possible "hot spots" , which are high PH levels in the plaster. Then 2 coats of a good quality Paint Store paint. Stay out of the big boxes.
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Thank you for the tips!!

So would i need to do 2 coats of Loxon or would 1 coat be sufficient.

Thanks again for all your help.
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1 coat primer 2 coats paint
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SW Loxon Masonry Primer. It is designed for plaster and concrete surfaces. It will neutralize any possible "hot spots" , which are high PH levels in the plaster. Then 2 coats of a good quality Paint Store paint. Stay out of the big boxes.
Forgot about Loxon. That is the stuff to use.
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Just wanted to thank everyone for the tips about Loxon..that stuff is expensive, but went on smooth and good coverage.

Now I will be painting the doors and trim...any more suggestions on what to use? Everyone has been a big help, this is my first time painting a large area.

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These new doors and trim or existing and already painted? Any other clues?

And DDave, no big deal for this I suppose, but could you click on your username and add something general about where you are so we all know for future posts that might be geography sensitive? Will only take you a second.

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