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Old 07-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #1
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Painting a fake stone wall in a kitchen

I have a wall in my kitchen that is around my stove and cabinets and it looks like fake grey/black and white stone and it is ugly. It has been in the house for over 25 years and I would like to paint the wall, can anyone suggest the best way to do this? I am eventually going to remove the stones, replace the drywall and put up new cabinets but this is not an option for a couple of years so I just want to make the walls look better. Help!!!

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Can you post a picture?
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Is there a special problem.....

Maybe being in the kitchen, you'll have to degrease it, wash it down well, TSP it..... but any latex should cover it. (Maybe additionally use a good bonding primer)

Maybe in the kitchen, you want a relatively cleanable, at least wipeable, paint.... from matte to satin to.... I guess up to a full gloss?
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Old 07-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #4
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A picture would definitely help.
Is this textured?
As others have already mentioned, getting a textured surface clean enough to paint after years of kitchen grease build-up may be difficult.
Depending on what it is made of, a hand held steam cleaner may help.
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