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  1. Best primer over level 5 skim coat? PVA vs Gardz vs [insert name here]

    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...
  2. Primer Experiment: Zinsser Gardz vs 123 vs PVA Primer

    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...
  3. Oil Based Flat over Oil Based Gloss ?

    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...
  4. Need Priming advice for a Bare Pine Barn door

    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...
  5. Best Epoxy Concrete Overlay ?

    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...
  6. Drywall help ☹ PVA vs Drywall Paint

    Painting
    Hello, I searched for my question, but didn't find an answer or I searched wrong. I skim coated my garage walls with three coats of all purpose joint compound and it came out really smooth. Now I'm ready for paint. I don't know if I should use a PVA Primer or a Drywall Paint. Could you all...
  7. Prepping Plaster Walls for Painting

    Painting
    Hi there, I have just had my walls re-plastered in a bedroom in my house. I live in a 103 year old house and this particular room's walls seemed to have some water damage. So, we got the walls professionally plastered and they did a nice job smoothing it out. About a month ago, we primed the...
  8. Under wallpaper: Glue or primer?

    Painting
    So this is probably a stupid question, but... My husband and I recently bought a house (built in '81) and are removing the wallpaper in the dining room. Upon removing the wallpaper with a steamer, we saw there was a coating of something white which the steamer was not removing. We initially...
  9. Best Odor Blocking Primer Suggestions

    Painting
    Hi All, Looking to repaint a bedroom that was stripped of 1970s wallpaper and painted two years ago but continues to emit this plaster type smell from every single inch of every wall in the room. Had air tested which contained typical VOCs from paint, cleaners etc but this is my toddler's...
  10. Wall w/bad primer and wallpaper paste

    Painting
    Hi, I removed some wallpaper from my den hoping to paint the wall, and found that the wall is problematic: (I haven't posted before, so it wouldn't let me put this photo yet) The beige section at right seems to be some sort of wallpaper paste, and can't be removed without peeling off the...
  11. Painting in Spain

    Painting
    I have painted many times in the US, but this is my first job in Spain. I need to paint new drywall, new decorative plaster cove molding and walls that have been previous painted with Spain's version of latex paint, pintura plástica. This is all interior work with rollers and brushes. No...
  12. Best Primer for plaster skim coat walls - HELP please

    Painting
    Hello, 2 weeks ago we finished the plaster job. Now it is time to paint. I do not want to go through a tedious process of "misting" the walls, I would like to use a super primer. I did not find any new post on this topic and the technology has been improved in the last 6 years. Any suggestion...
  13. Spot priming with Gardz on already painted wall?

    Painting
    So here's my situation. I have an area where paint chipped, and old drywall and mud were exposed with small damage and cracks. I scarped off any loose paint in that area, and applied Gardz on the exposed drywall/mud/paper as well as some latex paint surrounding it. Once Gardz is dry, I'm going...
  14. Paint and primer?

    Painting
    Hi, I'm looking to purchase some spray paint. I want the spray paint for painting plastics, metals, and occasionally wood. For now let's say i just want to spray paint in one colour. What type of spray paint should i use? Just paint? Individual cans of paint and primer? Or a can with the...
  15. Blotchy Primer Coverage + Exposed Metal Corner Beads

    Painting
    Hey all, A little about the situation. My mom's having a room in the basement reno'd, everything was stripped to the framing and the guys doing the work just finished all the drywall and patching this past weekend. So today I volunteered to help her take care of the painting (she loves...
  16. Sanding Your Primer?

    Painting
    OK, so I'm painting a small closet with some wood baseboards. I need to prime the baseboards before I topcoat them. My primer is "Sherwin-Williams Premium Wall & Wood Primer". The primer instructions on the can says, and I quote: "Premium Wall & Wood Primer is designed to sand quickly to a...
  17. Valspar Furniture Paint

    Painting
    Painted buffet with Valspar Furniture Paint. Cleaned with vinegar and water, Sanded, primed with Gripper, painted four coats of paint with overnight drying and sanding between coats. Paint is scratching off. What did I do wrong and what do I do now?
  18. Painting Vinyl Asbestos Tile?

    Flooring
    Good evening, I've been in this section a couple times so pardon me. My plan was to cover the vinyl asbestos tile with another type of flooring but due to finances I am restricted from doing that. The cheapest solution I have thought of is to paint over the VAT. Just either stencil or design...
  19. Painting darker stained oak

    Painting
    Hey Everyone! So, I am getting ready to paint my upstairs of my (new to me) house when I realize that white/off white moulding would make the upstairs look pretty nice. All of the trim is semi dark oak, decent shape. I am going to have to replace all the doors as they are in rough shape...
  20. LevelQuik® Latex Primer on Cinderblock Walls?

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    My contractor put what I think is LevelQuik Latex Primer on an interior cinderblock wall that is to be patched with a scratchcoat. His rationale was that the old cinderblock (75 yo) was so dry and porous that it needed to be primed with a bonding agent and that this primer would help with...
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