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Old 08-22-2011, 10:01 AM   #1
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Hi all ..

Wife and I just bought a house. The family included 2 teenage boys, and they used the walls as cork boards for there posters. There are thumbtack and puss pin holes ALL OVER.
Rather than spackle EVERY little pin hole, is there a paint and/or technique I can use to fill in the pin holes in one shot?

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A thicker paint will do the trick - you may have to apply two coats to accomplish the task. You should apply two coats regardless if there are holes or not - just so the sheen is consistent and the paint will perform better.

BEHR ULTA paint is pretty thick and has excellent coverage. If the walls are in real bad shape (stains & marks) then try priming the walls first with a thick primer like GRIPPER.

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The right way to do it would be to fill the holes. You could use a lightweight compound with a wide blade knife and just skim compound all the areas where there are holes. The compound will fill the holes, then using your taping knife remove the excess from the walls. Give a light hand sanding when your done. Prime the repair spots and apply 2 coats of a quality paint with 100% acrylic binders in it from Sherwin Williams or Ben Moore. Paint is not intended to fill voids, cracks, holes ect.
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BEHR ULTA paint is pretty thick, unworkable, spreads like frozen peanut butter and will sag down the wall. That should fix those pesky pin holes
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A thicker paint will do the trick - you may have to apply two coats to accomplish the task. You should apply two coats regardless if there are holes or not - just so the sheen is consistent and the paint will perform better.

BEHR ULTA paint is pretty thick and has excellent coverage. If the walls are in real bad shape (stains & marks) then try priming the walls first with a thick primer like GRIPPER.


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