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Old 12-09-2009, 06:48 AM   #1
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What primer for a skim coated wall


My Wife and I are remodeling a powder room. The room had some very glossy paint and some damage on one wall. We patched the wall and primed with Muralo Stain-blocking/bonding primer and the paint lifted and peeled off in sheets. We scraped the entire wall until we had a sound surface and skim coated the whole thing. I'm thinking of using Kilz Odorless oil-based primer on the skim-coated wall so it doesn't lift again but wanted to get the thoughts of some experts. Thanks.

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Old 12-09-2009, 08:48 AM   #2
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use a pva primer or zinsser's 123 primer

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Did you clean and sand or degloss? Sounds like lack of proper prep to me.

I can't get Muralo here, as its a regional brand, but what I've read about it is positive. I doubt that's the problem, but if you choose to change products, Bullseye 123 will work fine.
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Did you clean and sand or degloss? Sounds like lack of proper prep to me.

I can't get Muralo here, as its a regional brand, but what I've read about it is positive. I doubt that's the problem, but if you choose to change products, Bullseye 123 will work fine.
I did degloss and wash with Dirtex. The problem was there were a few layers of paint and the bottom layers lifted.
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I would ditch the Kilz and stick with the Muralo, much,much better product.
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The problem was there were a few layers of paint and the bottom layers lifted.
You guys may have more experience than me. What caused the bottom layers to lift?

Shouldn't this be addressed to avoid the same thing from happening again? Moisture? Top coat pulling the older paint off? Maybe the older paint was not prepped properly?

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You guys may have more experience than me. What caused the bottom layers to lift?

Shouldn't this be addressed to avoid the same thing from happening again? Moisture? Top coat pulling the older paint off? Maybe the older paint was not prepped properly?

Absolutely, you must have a sound surface to work with

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