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Old 01-30-2010, 05:24 PM   #1
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I will be painting bare drywall.
I need something with a high reflectivity.
I was thinking Satin White.
The room being painted does experience humidity up to 75% at times, like when its raining or a heavy fog comes into the area.
For the reason above I prefer it be anti mold/mildew.
It will be a single layer application.
What paint would you recommend?
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Old 01-30-2010, 05:56 PM   #2
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Are you asking about primer or paint?

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I think he's looking for that miracle one-coat all-in-one stuff that a certain manufacturer I won't mention here claims to be....

Given the description, I'd go with two coats of Perma White.
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Nice paint store drywall primer for the first of the single layer application. Then two coats of nice paint store paint, in the sheen of your choice, for the second and and third layers of the single layer application.

I lived in California for 21 years and never had an issue with rain or fog mildewing walls.
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Ugg, I hate drywall specific PVA primer. Most times you can barely tell you put anything on the wall and they really don't seal all that well. Joint compound will really need 3 coats to make a uniform finish (1 coat of primer & 2 coats of paint) since it sucks the paint in so much. I usually use Fresh Start from Benjamin Moore or Zinsser 123 for drywall.
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Ugg, I hate drywall specific PVA primer. I usually use Fresh Start from Benjamin Moore or Zinsser 123 for drywall.
I do too but was trying to save the guy some money since I am guessing that is a factor here. Fresh Start would be my choice.
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If there is high humidity, you need to follow the suggestions people have given so far. You can paint walls that are subject to high humidity. You can even paint over wallpaper. We've done it and had years with no problems. It was easier than stripping 5 layers of wallpaper, each put down with a different type of glue. No, we were NOT the people who put up the wallpaper.

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