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vlp966

04:24PM | 09/06/04
Member Since: 09/05/04
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Help!

We just primed our dark stained trim to prepare it for painting and all the primer cracked. I tried painting over it hoping it would cover but it cracked too! It's an old house with 8" trim so it really shows. I will be doing a faux finish on my walls, I don't want a finish on the trim! (About a year ago we painted (was not primed first) a section which did not crack) Any suggestions??


5slb6

02:25AM | 09/08/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
What kind of prep did you do before you primed the trim?

What kind of primer did you use?

vlp966

03:17AM | 09/08/04
Member Since: 09/05/04
2 lifetime posts
I used a Zinsser primer. I was told by several people that no prep work was necessary. I wiped down the trim with water to remove any dust, etc. (my sister just used this stuff for her wood kitchen cabinets and did not even wipe them and had no problems) I'm starting to wonder if we put it on too thick or put the second coat on too soon.

The question is... How can I fix this with the least amount of time, cost and energy.

juliedealer

05:55AM | 09/09/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
71 lifetime posts
I'm priming the wood trim in my hall right now. I washed the woodwork down with TSP then rinsed it. I figured if anybody (I just bought the house) had used any sort of oil based wood cleaner or polish not even Zinnser would adhere well.

I also did this in a bedroom, I noticed the Zinnser did not adhere well in a few spots but I suspect I may have missed those spots when washing with TSP.

Julie

5slb6

04:50PM | 09/09/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Which Zinsser primer did you use?

It tells you on all the Zinsser products that you need to wipe down with mineral spirits and then wash with amonia and water, but that no sanding is needed. This removes oily residue and or wax that may be on the surface.

juliedealer

01:03AM | 09/10/04
Member Since: 03/23/04
71 lifetime posts
Some things are so simple, read the label. Thanks 5s.
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