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cancan11548

06:50PM | 02/26/07
Member Since: 02/25/07
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I'm painting my bathroom, and want to use either gloss or semigloss. The walls and sils have white semigloss on now. Can I paint over that with semigloss or gloss without futher preparations.

Faron79

08:10PM | 02/26/07
Member Since: 08/20/04
32 lifetime posts
Hello Can,

Good intelligent question here!

>>> Before doing any painting, WASH the walls with a Dirtex/water solution and rinse. Let dry a day. Why??? Soap vapors, sprays, etc. just keep building up in a bath!!

** Because existing S/G is "slick", new paint doesn't get a good grip. Use a high-quality primer to provide a new "grip" layer.

** You still need TWO coats of the new paint however for best color-depth & durability.

** Use top-notch rollers/brushes.

** On your sills, I would lightly sand (220-grit pad), then prime after removing dust.

** If you have to do any hole-filling, do this first, let dry, & sand flush.

** Now, brush a thin coat of primer on repairs; then prime the whole room.

This is a recipe for success!

Faron

5slb6

03:06PM | 02/27/07
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
Is your bathroom painted with a latex or oil based semi-gloss?

As far as washing goes you should use a bleach and non-ammoniated cleaner mix to remove mildew and the dirt mentioned in the previous posting.
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