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Old 11-28-2010, 05:55 PM   #1
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I try to make this short... 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.

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Old 11-28-2010, 06:00 PM   #2
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:29 PM   #3
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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.
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Did they machine mix the kilz? Too runny doesn't sound right.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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No - I stirred it. No one machine mixed it for me. :-(
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Old 11-29-2010, 06:55 AM   #6
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Are you using a roller to apply the paint? What kind of paint are you using?
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:46 AM   #7
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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.
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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.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:30 AM   #9
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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”.

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Steve

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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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