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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. Painting
    I have GARDZ and PrimeRx but now I’m considering using oil based as I think this might contain lead. Thanks!
  7. 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.
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
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