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juliedealer

02:59PM | 06/05/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
71 lifetime posts
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The area above the kitchen stove has alot of tough grease on it. I have tried an ammonia based cleaner (spic & span) but it just seemed to smear it.

I plan to apply a sealer such as Kilz before I paint but I'd really to try to get the area cleaner first.

Any suggestions for a cleaner that REALLY cuts the grease?

thanks for any suggestions

NickG

04:36PM | 06/06/04
Member Since: 02/13/01
27 lifetime posts
You could possibly try TSP cleaner. It it usualy used to clean an area before sanding and staining.


juliedealer

01:57AM | 06/07/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
71 lifetime posts
Thanks Nick

That is what I used today TSP with some bleach and hot, hot water. It did soften it up then I used a small scrub brush and a razor blade. I got most of it off.

NickG

08:54AM | 06/07/04
Member Since: 02/13/01
27 lifetime posts
Glad it worked!

5slb6

05:23PM | 06/07/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
The primer to use is Zinsser BIN as it will hold back any residue of the grease way better than KILZ.

juliedealer

02:51AM | 06/08/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
71 lifetime posts
I was wondering how to choose primers and sealers.

The kitchen will require a sealer due to the grease, but what about the rest of the house (I'm painting all rooms). I'm washing all the walls with TSP and bleach but the crayon marks and the permanant marker won't come off, will I need to use a sealer with the crayon and maker?

thanks for the advice

Julie

5slb6

04:24PM | 06/08/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
You will need to prime the other rooms with an oil based stain killer such as Zinsser Cover Stain to hold back the marker and crayon.

juliedealer

01:40AM | 06/09/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
71 lifetime posts
First, thank you so much for your help.

Now I have another question, if I use an oil based primer, will I be able to use latex paint?

thanks

Julie

5slb6

04:38PM | 06/09/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Yes you can apply latex paint over an oil based primer, but you will need to prime the entire wall to get an even finish as the primer will seal the wall up very well.

juliedealer

06:54AM | 06/30/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
71 lifetime posts
I found a cleaner that REALLY works well on grease, I got it at the local hardware store (the one that rhymes with face) it is called "Greased Lightening".
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