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BeckyJ

10:18AM | 02/23/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
7 lifetime posts
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We bought a house built in early 70s. The walls are drywall and painted. We thought it would be no problem to the give all the interior walls a fresh coat of paint. We started in my daughter's bedroom. We were using a white flat latex over a medium yellow wall. The old paint started to pull off on the roller.leaving uneven splotches. It was not bubbly or flaky or peeling when we started. Anyway, we ended up texturing her walls. and then painting them. We do not want to texture every wall. We still need to paint more bedrooms,halls, family room etc. We think they did not prime the drywall before painting. Is there anything we can prime with to get our new paint to stick. The drywall is in excellent condition otherwise no big holes and very few nail holes. It seemed to peel mostly over nails and seams. Oh yeah ,they put it up with nails not screws. I am afraid to tackle another room without some advice.Please help. Thanks.

5slb6

12:23AM | 02/25/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
It is hard to say what is causing this problem but it seems that there is a reaction with the compound. When you get ready to do the next room check to be sure that the paint is not loose before you start to apply new paint. I feel that you will need to prime the walls an oil based primer before you apply the latex so as to keep the water in the paint from causing the old paint to release. You may want to try a small area to make sure you do not have the same problem. I am sorry I can not be more precise in my answer but sometimes this is the only way to go.

BeckyJ

11:02AM | 02/25/03
Member Since: 02/22/03
7 lifetime posts
Thank you for you reply. I have asked this question on another board and never could get a answer. I will try an oil based primer in the hall. The paint there is ugly gold and I would really like to get it painted. Is there a specific brand you prefer or anything specific to look for in the label. I need it to be cheap if possible. I didn't know you could use an oil based primer and the the top coat be latex. Thanks for the information. I hope it works. I'll let you know.

5slb6

12:20AM | 02/26/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
I would go with a regular oil based undercoater not one of the fast drying types as you do not need that type of product as they dry a bit brittle. You also do not want to go cheap as that is what you will end up with and the labor is the most expensive part of the job and I know your time is worth something.Yes you can put latex over an oil based primer. Just be sure to go to a paint store not a big box to get your paint.
Let us know how it goes.

Thomas House

11:20AM | 09/10/03
Member Since: 09/09/03
4 lifetime posts
FYI there is a little known Buttermilk And LeadBase paint stripper that will strip them both in a very short time. Besides the stripper there is nothing else to buy.To neutralize the chemical all you need is cold water. the whole process usally takes less than a few hours. for more infomation on this unique stripper contact Mr. Thomas House @ 1-888-314-2235 or e-mail him thouse1@woh.rr.com

MrPaint

04:08PM | 09/12/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
5..........don't go to a big box........:>( I am sad.........you give good advice - people get good advice from us - the boxes have good products - some are exactly what is sold in paint stores!

Mr. Paint

5slb6

01:35AM | 09/13/03
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Mr P

I am sure that you know I work for Duron Paint Company and as such feel that you are going to get the best advice from a store that sells just paint and that is where i am going to tell people to buy it. I am not saying the products are bad at the BIG BOXES as we all know everyone has good and bad paint products.

Now who do you work for?

retisin

09:28AM | 09/13/03
Member Since: 05/19/03
457 lifetime posts
Im going to jump in on this too, 2 reasons for me that I don't like them is #1. One day the person who helps you is in paint,plumbing or etc.. the next day they put them in lighting or building or such and #2 I get wholesale prices at paint stores.
Seeing as how most home owners really don't know much about the job they are tackiling weather it be paint or other improvement the lack of info is just not their.
On the other hand paint stores are more knowledgable,but prices are just a little more than the BOX stores.
This is why they should go to both and spread the wealth a little.

MrPaint

02:40PM | 09/13/03
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
Retisin..............I agree - spread the wealth!

5 - I work for me - so I know of which you speak - and I agree - 95%. A few boxes have some great people - who know what they are doing - many don't. Having said that - I have seen some horrendous help in "Paint Stores" too!

In any case - I didn't mean any harm - I read your post again - what I would have said was, "Be careful getting your advice from a big box - but they do have some good products and prices"....

Mr. Paint

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