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We bought a condo a little while back and as soon as we started using the bathrooms we found that the paint was streaking and started coming off. I found out that the painting was done with Columbia paint and there is only one store in town so I went in there. I told them which condo it was and they said the painter that painted our house used commercial one coat primer and paint against their constant warnings. They also said that unless we wanted mold we needed to repaint our bathrooms asap.

So, because we wanted to repaint anyway we went and got Kills2 primer and Velspar Bathroom and Kitchen paint. Well, when we go to take the painters tape off the paint peels right off the walls still.

Are they allowed to use commercial paint for houses and what can we do to fix it?!?! We're in the military and have to move in another 3 years so having paint pealing off wouldn't work so well for resale.

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ThomasWilliams, what's that go to do with my question. I hope this forum isn't full of people running ads for their business or this will be a short end to my use of this forum and I'll never consider using your business. You've been reported.
 

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So, because we wanted to repaint anyway we went and got Kills2 primer and Velspar Bathroom and Kitchen paint. Well, when we go to take the painters tape off the paint peels right off the walls still.

If you want to ensure professional painting qualities as a DIY, you need to avoid Big Box store paint. Go to a real paint store,ask questions and take advise. I would think that you could just go over everything with the PROPER finish paint for the circumstance and all would be well since there are supposedly already a coat of primer and a coat of finish paint on. Most builders will spray on the cheapest stuff they can get away with and move on.

The 2 products you picked out are far from quality products( IMHO)
 

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If you'd READ my post you'd notice that I said there was NOT already a primer on the wall. The painter that did it the first time used one shot commercial paint which they say does not require a primer but it's also not intended for houses. The Velspar holds together nice but because the old crap paint is what's holding it to the wall it is still coming off in places.

The REAL paint shop I went to sold it to him knowing he was going to use it for that. Also, the REAL paint shop sold KILLS2 primer and the recommended it. I went somewhere else to the the velspar and a lot of people think it's pretty decent paint. And that's the only REAL paint shop in town so how about some helpful information and not some useless "advice". Oh yeah, I'll toss a IMHO and that means I'm a nice guy and my post was useful.

Seriously is this as good as it gets?
 

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Here is what I READ

I told them which condo it was and they said the painter that painted our house used commercial one coat primer and paint against their constant warnings.

To me it says, one coat primer and paint, = 2 coats.Obviously, I am a moron and being that I AM trying to help, you could try to seal it all up using Gardz,( Draw Tite is better) or you need to scrape it all off.

http://www.zinsser.co.nz/wtb-GARDZ.asp?SID=11&WID=27


http://www.scotchpaint.com/drawtite.html

Valspar is NOT a quality paint,I don't care who you talked too and Kilz2 is certainly NOT a quality primer. Ask people who do this for a living and you will find out. Take it or leave it. I am only trying to help. You're being in the military means a lot to me, my father was a CMD in the Navy before he died 20 years ago and I have a great respect for those that serve this nation.
 
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