02:18AM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 03/06/05
1 lifetime posts
i did not have success using river rock and want to paint over it. The person at the paint counter told me I must prime it with a special primer so the new paint will not peel off. Is this true??? Can I just paint over it. I would still like to maintain the texture.


03:25PM | 03/07/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1358 lifetime posts
So what kind of special primer did they say you need to use?


02:35PM | 03/21/05
Member Since: 02/03/03
196 lifetime posts
You have two options:

1. You can apply another coat of RR with a brush - this is the same as the second coat of the Suede technique - and the finished result will look very much like Suede. This will also hide any lap marks (you didn't indicate what you problem was with the finish - so I assume lap marks - that is the most common complaint with RR)

If you would like to do this I recommend getting an instructional DVD from the retailer (they are free)...calling 1-800-379-POLO to have one sent to you...or go to RLHOME.POLO.COM...and view the video on applying the techniques there.

2. You can prime over RR with Glidden Gripper (#3210-1200) then apply two coats of RL Paint in your choice of finish. You will lose the textured finish with this option though. If you choose this option you can call the 800 number above to get a RL Paint color close to your RR color - so at least you will have a similar color.

Mr. Paint


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

Painting your front door a striking color is risky, but it will really grab attention. Picking the right shade (and finish... Built on a rocky island in the Drina River, near the town of Bajina Basta, Serbia, this wooden house was cobbled together ... Large steel-framed windows flood the interior of this remodeled Michigan barn with daylight. The owners hired Northworks A... Edging formed with upside-down wine bottles is a refreshing change. Cleverly and artistically involving recycled materials... A Washington State couple called on BC&J Architects to transform their 400-square-foot boathouse into a hub for family bea... Similar to the elevated utensil concept, hanging your pots and pans from a ceiling-mounted rack keeps them nearby and easy... For windows, doors, and mirrors that could use a little definition, the Naples Etched Glass Border adds a decorative flora... The thyme growing between these stepping stones adds a heady fragrance to strolls along this lush, low-maintenance garden ... Decoupage is an easy way to add any paper design to your switch plate, whether it is wallpaper, scrapbook paper, book page... 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... Reluctant to throw away any of those unidentified keys in your junk drawer? Hang them from a few chains attached to a simp... A stripped-down model, sans screened porch, starts out at $79,000. Add the porch, a heated floor for the bath, and all the... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... 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