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cluelessathome 11-28-2010 04:55 PM

Wall/Paint and Spackle Spots I will try to make this short...
I try to make this short... :huh:Bought a 37 yr old house over the summer. I tackled the living room for a new paint. I noticed lots of chipping - which with a scraper came off. Then I speckled and sanded. The problem is: TOO MANY SPACKLE spots now. So I tried to paint it but the light orange color I picked showed all the Spackle patches in the small area I tested. Then I went to Home Depot they gave me Killz Primer Stain Cover. I tried - too runny on the wall barely covers my Spackle spots. On the other wall (small area) I tried to use my ceiling paint - first coat. That shows the white spackle spots too. I wait for it to dry and see if I can paint it again. I might have to paint it over a few times with the ceiling paint before I can apply my two finishing coats. I wonder though if the spots can be fully covered? Why Home Depot did not give me a thicker primer to use? I am beginning to lose hope.... If you have any advise, please help. Thank you. :eek:

chrisn 11-28-2010 05:00 PM

Spackle? :huh:

Windows 11-28-2010 05:29 PM

Home Depot and the other big box retailers do not have good paint departments. Buy your paint from an actual paint store and you will have a MUCH easier time. You don't need a stain blocking primer, you need a sealer.

hoz49 11-28-2010 06:30 PM

Did they machine mix the kilz? Too runny doesn't sound right.

cluelessathome 11-28-2010 06:35 PM

No - I stirred it. No one machine mixed it for me. :-(

Houston_Bldr 11-29-2010 05:55 AM

Are you using a roller to apply the paint? What kind of paint are you using?

cluelessathome 11-29-2010 07:46 AM

I wanted to use the Glidden eggshell paint - but that showed the spackle spots too much. So I got this Kilz primer - very thin. I used a flat ceiling paint on the other wall - may need 2-3 coats but that might work. I used a roller with all the paints/primers etc. Why are my spackle spots show that much? I watched many youtube etc. home improvement videos and all says - spackle spots should not show. I have a lot of them.

hoz49 11-29-2010 08:22 AM

Kilz I have used in the past (and I've used a lot of it) has always been thick not runny, unless it wasn't mixed completely.

spraygunn 11-29-2010 10:30 AM

Hey clueless,

First off think like a professional painter and put a dollar value on your time. What is your time worth? Secondly, Kilz makes a number of different products. The Home Depot person wasn’t knowledgeable enough to know which one you need. Third, stop playing around with the Kilz products, write the cost off to a learning experience and buy a gallon of Zinssers 1-2-3 in the blue and white label. I promise the shackling patches won’t bleed through and you only need to do it once. “Time is money”.

Good Luck,

P.S. Good tools are priceless, this is not an area to skimp. You can’t do a million dollar job with a 10 cent tool. Don’t use anything less than a " nap roller cover.

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