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  1. Painting
    I'm hoping for tips on how best to seal, prime, and paint (white) the 1/2" AC plywood panels that are to be installed on the cornice of a building. The top of the cornice will have galvanized metal to shed water, but the front is semi-sculptural and will just be the exposed plywood. Obviously it...
  2. Painting
    So, I washed down my walk in pantry but must have missed 3 shelves because it’s been over a week and the primer (kilz 2) can still be scraped off with a fingernail. The shelves softened with acetone so I’m pretty sure the original paint was latex. How do I remove the primer so I can sand the...
  3. Painting
    When spraying high quality latex primer on trim, do you find a need to sand before topcoats? I know it wouldn't hurt but would love to skip if finish quality won't be affected. Backstory: I'm repainting all interior trim previously painted with oil enamel, with exception of the old base that...
  4. Painting
    Hi all, new member here. We're midway through a renovation. I previously primed new drywall in our basement with Kilz Drywall Primer and finished with two coats of SW Super Paint Satin. That paint is peeling, which is a real heartbreak, but not the subject of this post. I want to use...
  5. Painting
    I am new to airless sprayers and will be using Zinsser Cover Primer, which is an oil based primer, to prime our cabinets. My question is, how do I store everything without having to clean every single thing if I need to step away for a few hours or if I need to resume the next morning? I am...
  6. Drywall & Plaster
    DYI'ing my basement, started with a smallest and least important room to learn on how anal i need to sand and smooth the mud before putting on a primer. ( Needless to say all other rooms are getting VERY anal sanding and triple-check with worklight 😂 ) There's some bumps ( not holes, holes...
  7. Painting
    the previous owners did a crappy paint job. In essence, they gave the walls an "orange peel" texture. I hated it so we skim coated one of the rooms. The drywall material went on great. Then we used Kilz drywall primer (dried for 24 hrs) & for the most part, it went on great but there were some...
  8. Painting
    When and why would I use a spray can of primer instead of a regular quart and brush? I assume it’s a quick and dirty method of getting a surface primed? For this reason I’m contemplating going this route for encapsulation of a few different surfaces in my home. I do realize it’s probably the...
  9. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I've got this retaining wall that runs the length of my front yard and when it was initially installed back in dark ages, they didn't ever waterproof the rear side of the wall (the side that abuts the yard), so as you can imagine, moisture is coming through and puckering the paint and the wall...
  10. Painting
    I’m repairing cracks in my plaster ceiling (gypsum lathe, brown coat, veneer) before I repaint. After scraping out the cracks and anchoring back to joists I primed the cracks with Gardz, filled with durabind, finished with 2 thin coats of proform 90 minute quick set, then sealed again with...
  11. Painting
    Can anyone recommend a wb primer that sands well? I recently purchased a cheap airless sprayer and sprayed Zinsser Bull's Eye 123 wb primer, after 2 days of drying I found that it didn't sand well with 320 grit paper, super clumpy. The sprayers a "Earlex all-in-one hvlp sprayer" and I thinned...
  12. Painting
    Hello everyone! We just finished renovating our house and patching a bunch of sections of plaster walls with new drywall. I was wondering what the best kind of primer would be to use on both surfaces. It looks like PVA is only for new drywall? I ws thiinking maybe something like Bulls Eye 123...
  13. Painting
    I have GARDZ and PrimeRx but now I’m considering using oil based as I think this might contain lead. Thanks!
  14. Painting
    Anyone know if Gardz has to be topcoated within a certain amount of time like traditional latex primers (3-4 weeks) before it needs to be reprimed? It’s not stated on the label.
  15. Painting
    I'm repainting my kitchen and I used Behr White Acrylic Interior/Exterior Multi-Surface Stain-Blocking Primer and Sealer but it turned out pretty bad: I also used a Home Depot "smooth to semi-smooth" ("Better") paint roller and I felt like I was using a lot of primer but it sure doesn't look...
  16. Painting
    I've researched this as much as I can before posting, but my use case does not seem to have a solid consensus. I have brand new drywall with a skim coat for level 5 smooth finish. I want to use the best primer possible before painting, and looking for options, especially if you have used...
  17. Painting
    I'm doing en experiment to test these 3 Zinsser primers and I'm looking for test suggestions. I got a piece of drywall and spread a stripe of joint compound along its length to simulate a new wall. Then I divided it into 6 Sections: 1 and 2 coats of each Zinsser Gardz, 123, and PVA drywall...
  18. Painting
    Hello - Hoping for some suggestions. I recently painted an old wooden picture frame with Rustoleum Oil Based Black Semi-Gloss - I feel like it's a bit too glossy and was considering trying their Oil Based Black flat over it. Can I simply scuff it with some sand papaer and recoat ? Or would I...
  19. Painting
    Hey everyone, First, this group of DIY-ers is awesome! I built a barn door for the outside of our master bathroom last weekend out of White Pine 2x4s/2x6s with 1x6 trim . I got all of the Pine boards from HD/Lowes. I know I need to prime this door, and need an oil based primer--but I have...
  20. Flooring
    Hello - I'm looking for a product recommendation. I'm planning on coating just under 250 SQ.FT of my basement slab which is going to be used a workshop. I understand that prep is key, but given that I do I good job of prepping the floor - what is good, high quality epoxy coating ? I've read...
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