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1940's Plaster Queen

04:35AM | 04/24/03
Member Since: 04/23/03
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I just purchased a 1940's cape cod. The plaster is in excellent condidtion, but the stains from wallpaper paste and age show right through a latex based primer and top coat. Someone suggested I use and oil based primer and then top coat in latex. Is this okay to do over plaster? I need advise ASAP!

P.S. Can I re-prime the room I already finished or should I apply another topcoat and pray the stains don't show through?

drew232

04:18AM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 04/24/03
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Stains are relatively easy to deal with. A regular latex primer is not sufficient in many cases. You need to apply a sealer/primer such as Kilz. This is a great product, I've used it countless times. It is available in latex and oil. Just prime over the finish coat and re-coat with the finish paint.

1940's Plaster Queen

04:31AM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 04/23/03
15 lifetime posts
Thanks drew232. As I was researching this problem yesterday, I came up with the same answer. Your confirmation is appreciated!

drew232

04:40AM | 04/25/03
Member Since: 04/24/03
3 lifetime posts
No problem Plaster Queen. I enjoy painting, especially in older plaster homes. I just finished painting the interior of my sister's old home. I went through my share of Kilz!
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