Dan S

05:35PM | 04/27/02
Member Since: 12/28/01
4 lifetime posts
I just finished putting a coat of paint on my bathroom walls. First I used interior Latex PVA Primer and then applied Behr Premium Plus Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel. I have several questions/problems.

First off, when I applied the paint, and stroked back over spots, the paint came off. Is this because it is the first layer of paint? Am I using the wrong kind of paint with plaster walls/wrong kind of Primer. If I am, what do you suggest?

Secondly, I have read that Behr is not that great of a paint, naturally after having done the first part of this project. I am planning to put a second and/or third coat on the bathroom walls. Should I just stick with Behr, or could I switch to another brand. Basically what I want to know is, if I switch to another paint, could I be doing more harm than good.

Thank you very much.


11:54AM | 04/28/02
Member Since: 10/19/98
223 lifetime posts
What do you mean by the paint came off? You could see the brush strokes or roller marks?

What color is the paint?

How long between applying the primer and the paint?

Since you've already put on one coat of Behr, just use it for the second coat. Whatever you use for the second coat will only be as good as whats under it at this point.

[This message has been edited by BobF (edited April 28, 2002).]


02:42PM | 04/29/02
Member Since: 01/22/02
101 lifetime posts
When paint is intially applied and beginning its drying cycle it will briefly go thru a "plastic" stage where if you go back over it, it will peel away. If you're going to go back over something you've done, you either have to do it right away, or way until it is dry. This "peel away" period is only temporary. Of course I'm assuming it's not peeling for some other reason, like for instance you're trying to paint over a contaminant. Behr is perfectly Ok paint, it's certainly not the best, but it isn't the worst either.


02:26PM | 04/30/02
Member Since: 04/24/02
3 lifetime posts
PVA primer is for use on NEW drywall surfaces only. The properties in drywall primer are less than a primer made for priming over previously painted surfaces...Seeing that you used an enamel topcoat (semi-gloss) you should use a enamel undercoat primer.


Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.


type the code from the image


Post_new_button or Login_button

Don't overlook coasters as a way to scatter small pops of color and style around a room. If you love monograms, why not dr... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon