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bjshults

06:44PM | 10/04/05
Member Since: 10/03/05
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I have put a stain over my painted walls I need to know If I have to put something to seal the stain or will it dry on the wall and not wash off?

sgtpeeper

07:41AM | 10/07/05
Member Since: 06/02/03
14 lifetime posts
I hate to say it, but I think you're in trouble. Stains are meant to soak into surfaces. They can't soak through any paints that I'm aware of. On the other hand, paints are meant to attach to a surface and don't soak in as much. If you wanted to recolor a previously painted surface, paint would have been the choice. I'm certainly no expert on stains, but I don't think it's going to "cure" properly and will always wash off. I'd clean as much off as possible, then prime it. I'd probably go to an actual paint store (not a home center) and ask for some advice on this. Another option is to go to www.zinsser.com and ask them. They always respond promptly to my questions. I do not work for zinsser in any way. I'm guessing they'll tell you to prime it with BIN.

5slb6

02:46AM | 10/08/05
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If you like the look of this and the stain dried I would apply an acrylic urethane over the stain. You will most likely have to apply two coats to get an even finish.
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