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Old 08-08-2012, 12:15 PM   #1
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Do I need to prime very old but stable plaster walls before i spackle? The eight year old paint has crackled in several areas in a bedroom, mostly on walls that butt against bathroom and exterior walls. The plaster appears dry. Also, is there
a special primer i should use in case it has to do with dampness? I am using latex satin paint and kiltz primer, I think it is the mildew resistant product.

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Do I need to prime very old but stable plaster walls before i spackle? The eight year old paint has crackled in several areas in a bedroom, mostly on walls that butt against bathroom and exterior walls. The plaster appears dry. Also, is there
a special primer i should use in case it has to do with dampness? I am using latex satin paint and kiltz primer, I think it is the mildew resistant product.
What I would be asking is what caused the cracking. Is there staining around it? is it flaking? is it a crack in the plaster, or just the paint?
Different solutions for each.
But to directly answer- you would not need a primer first but after yes, and which Kilz ( not Kiltz BTW..) do you have- the original oil?

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What I would be asking is what caused the cracking. Is there staining around it? is it flaking? is it a crack in the plaster, or just the paint?
Different solutions for each.
But to directly answer- you would not need a primer first but after yes, and which Kilz ( not Kiltz BTW..) do you have- the original oil?

which should be the ONLY one used
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Thanks, i went to SW and they recommended oil based primer.
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