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Old 07-08-2010, 09:39 PM   #1
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Hi all,

I have a bathroom which I am redoing. It has latex (I think) paint in some parts, drywall mud in others, and polyfill crack filler in others.

Is there a heavy duty primer that you guys can recommend that would handle all these surfaces and seal it really good?

For the painted parts, i was going to lightly sand it to rough it up and use TSP to clean it. Would I need to prime the many patched holes separately?

I've had mixed results with CIL paint. I have a great application in the bedroom and very happy with it. In my other bathroom, I've had some peeling, probably due to my inadequate surface prep.

I know you have to pay more for better products, and for this bathroom I'm willing to do so to avoid future headaches.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-09-2010, 02:29 AM   #2
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Ben Moore Fresh Start primer for the whole room, BM Aura for the finish coats.

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what do you have access to locally? what people suggest should depend on what you can get
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what do you have access to locally? what people suggest should depend on what you can get
I'm in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I'm not a contractor, so I don't know if that makes it harder to get some brands.

chrisn, thanks for the recommendation.

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Peeling in a bathroom wall could be due to too much moisture in the wall also.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:15 PM   #6
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it might, do you know what stores are around? sherwin williams? lowes, miller etc? next, how much do you have to paint, what do you want to spend and what's more important, the paint going on easy or saving money?
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The paint going on easy and saving money are not in the same boat.This is you're home, you do not want to go cheap here, avoid the big box stores.
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Does good paint not go on as easy as bad paint?

Anyways, looks like there is Sherwin Williams here in Vancouver. Is that the premium brand?

There's CIL, Behr, Benjamin Moore, General Paint, and whatever else is available at Rona, Home Depot, Canadian Tire (no Lowe's in these parts).

It's not a huge bathroom, I want the bet primer/paint to seal and cover all the various surfaces and handle the humid environment due to showers.

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I already answered that, did'nt I?????
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check out sherwin williams or ben moore, sherwins classic 99 is a good all purpose paint that's a good blend of easy to apply and moderate cost. you also can print out coupons from their website to take in. the issue with home depot is behr, it's the single worst paint many of us have used and costs only a couple dollars less than classic 99. i personally have no idea why HD hasn't dropped it and picked up a decent paint to sell. behr is just uncompetitive, even with their rival lowes, let alone the better stuff

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So not going on easy, what's that mean? More coats? Dipping the roller on the paint pan more often?

Or you mean the paint prep is all that much more difficult?

You're right, this is my home and don't want to go cheap here.
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you don't have to break the bank either

not going on easy means the paint is easy to leave roller streaks with, even if you feather the edges, it may flash fast preventing you from feather coating. it might run, drip or sag easier than others. normally there is a correlation between cost and easy of application. i think some of the guys who really enjoy the high end paints do so because they are so trouble free to apply. me, i don't really have a problem applying much of anything although i do admit some paints are harder than others to get what i want out of. some companies also have what i would call weird pigments or in other words some colors that just don't cover and don't turn out looking like you want them to.
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OK, if money were no object,

Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore, or...?
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For the trird time, Ben Moore Fresh Start and Aura
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For the trird time, Ben Moore Fresh Start and Aura
Alright chrisn, thanks As you can tell I'm a little hard of hearing, but I got it now!

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