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Zinsser primers question

1862 Views 8 Replies 4 Participants Last post by  jsheridan
So in our nicotine-infested house we've been priming everything with BIN, Coverstain, and 1-2-3. We had to use BIN in most of the main living areas. We painted a 2'x2' square of the 123 on all the walls and ceilings left (bedrooms) to see if any brown/orange was bleeding through and a couple of the bedrooms were fine. In those rooms, we went ahead and used the 123 on ceilings and walls and then painted. The ceiling is painted in an off-white SW ceiling paint, and after 2 coats the 2x2 spot (essentially, the spot primed twice) is still showing very clearly through the paint. What did we do wrong?

If that was confusing: spot showing= 2 coats of 123, 2 coats of SW ceiling paint. Rest of the ceiling, 1 coat of 123, 2 coats of paint.

The guy at SW said it would be fine with 1 coat of ceiling paint, since we were priming it first. (and I had explained to him the whole 2x2 sections of primer all over, too) :huh:
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Maybe it was just not totally dry, had been painted in the morning, I was noticing it late afternoon. You can see it from the hallway looking in, and there's a window across the room that throws some weird light in during the afternoon, so I'm sure the lighting is playing a big part. It's just annoying that it's the ONLY part of the ceiling you really see if you're going to stand outside the room and look up. It's labeled as a flat paint, and there doesn't seem to be much sheen to it.

Should I just wait a few days then and see if it all dries evenly?
Are you still draped off? if you are, give the spot another shot of the flat- feather out so not hard edges-
Otherwise give it at least overnight .
Do you mean another layer on the whole ceiling or (as I read your post) just feather out around the spot itself? Thanks!!
You did the right things. But sometimes the right things aren't enough. Then you gotta get tactical on its a$$.
:laughing: That's hilarious---and between horrid smelling primers and nasty diaper changes, I feel like my life revolves around smells that make me sick. Thanks for letting me feel like I've done SOMETHING right in all this chaos. :laughing: :laughing:
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