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  1. Surface Preparation and Application
    Quick question...Starting a project next week. I have lots of wallpaper to remove from a two bedroom apartment, then going to prime and paint. I also have rooms with vibrant colors that are not wallpapered. Eventually the apartment is going to be painted Decorators White to sell. I'm looking for...
  2. General Painting Discussion
    Hello painttalk community Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm a painting contractor and i just came up on 3 houses that the owners want to paint the stucco. As I'm walking the houses i notice it's pre colored stucco or pre mix colored stucco. The stucco is kinda of old 15 years. It's...
  3. Decorative Finishes
    Hey everyone, I am by no means a professional. I moved into my apartment back in December and since the first time I showered, there has been severe nicotine stain and odor issues. Property management has sent painters out 10x since then. They apply killz, sometimes multiple layers and paint...
  4. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hey all, working on an apartment and not sure what is the best primer to use on this wall. The paint feels like it's a urethane of some sort and there is a raised edge between the black and other colored stripes, albeit a very slight edge. Thanks, Steve
  5. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hey all, it's been a minute, but I'm back into painting after a 10 yr break and I'm a little out of the loop on current paint tech. Looking for the best primer for adhesion and tannin sealing in a bathroom, which has a doorway to a sauna. Walls are mainly smooth but unfinished cedar boards as...
  6. Surface Preparation and Application
    I'm starting a job to refinish some old 70s kitchen cabinets and I want to use the best high adhesion primer that will bond to plastic laminate cabinets. I think I've narrowed my choices down to Insl-X Stix or Kilz Adhesion. Can I get some opinions from experienced users? Thanks.
  7. Specialty Coatings
    Hi everyone, I'm trying to seal in cigarette odors in a basement before painting. I heard Zinsser BIN is the way to go. I was able to pick up the Sherwin Williams branded shellac (the white pigmented shellac, the real deal, not synthetic) during the 40% discount weekend. Ended up being cheaper...
  8. General Painting Discussion
    Does anyone have experience with Sherwin Williams high build interior latex primer (B28W08601)? The Sherwin Williams salespeople did not seem to have much knowledge about it, and I was looking for other's experience, especially over other primers. I am considering using it over Gardz to give a...
  9. Surface Preparation and Application
    I had all new drywall that was skim coated to a level 5 by the drywall contractor. I applied 1 coat of Gardz instead of a specific drywall primer or PVA, primarily based on positive opinion around here. This was used everywhere including the vaulted ceilings. I then lightly sanded the Gardz and...
  10. General Painting Discussion
    Hello all, I just sprayed two coats of sherwin Williams shellac primer on my interior T&G ceiling. It hasn't even been 2 hours and it is failing.... I have several spots where I am getting cracks and breakthrough. I prepped the surfaces by sanding the entire ceiling, wiped it down with a little...
  11. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hi guys! I am a new member - I am an artist about to paint a mural on a cinder block wall. I have checked the existing topics and haven't found the similar problem. So I hope somebody could advise The specs are: The wall is brand new, in the brand new building. It's exterior. Made of CMU...
  12. Surface Preparation and Application
    DIFFERENCE between Zinsser Oil and Alkyd-water based Primers by comparing the Product Overview at homedepot.com: Oil-based formula provides excellent adhesion to ***ALL*** surfaces without sanding. Water-based formula sticks to ***MOST*** surfaces without requiring sanding. Conclusion: Oil...
  13. General Painting Discussion
    I'm painting the exterior of some vinyl window jambs, and the customer wants them to be a flat black (I have warned her about going black she is aware of the potential warping of the window jambs) I am using aerosol cans since its the quickest easiest way to paint them, I have been using a...
  14. General Painting Discussion
    As painters we use many different products to achieve the best results for your home. No one primer is better over the others but why do we need to prime? Priming can seal a surface, lock down peeling, prevent stains from coming through, prevent water from soaking in, bock rust and more every...
  15. Surface Preparation and Application
    I am painting ceramic bathroom wall tiles. I've cleaned, sanded and wiped them. Ready for bonding primer. I have access to sherwin williams, lowes and whatever they have at walmart. Any recommendations? I'd also like to use it on old, dark kitchen cabinets. I sanded those too and wiped...
  16. Surface Preparation and Application
    Hi all, This is my first post here. I've been lurking about 5 years :glasses: and I have about 14 years exp. Anyway, I'm looking for recommendations for a clay brick primer. Frankly I don't paint alot of brick in my 15-20 year old S.E. suburban areas. When the rare occasion arises, I usually...
  17. General Painting Discussion
    Hi, I'm fully stripping a house of paint down to its cedar plank siding. It will be sanded smooth. I prefer to use a latex primer rather than an oil-based primer for ease of cleanup, but is that the right choice? I'll be using a latex paint over the 1-2 coats of primer. So, in the end I...
  18. General Painting Discussion
    Looking for a good retail exterior problem surface primer. Have an older residential building 1948. Has cement board tiles in sound condition. above average pealing and chalking. Have done standard prep, scraping, washing with TSP and will need a rescrape. I see a product from Zinsser called...
  19. Surface Preparation and Application
    I have a customer that wants her woodworking shop floor painted. The floor is MDF and in pretty good shape and does get some heavy traffic at times. I'm not general handyman and not a full-time painter. What type of primer and paint would be best? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
  20. General Painting Discussion
    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...
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