COMMUNITY FORUM

jwb23897

07:49AM | 12/31/07
Member Since: 08/10/05
16 lifetime posts
Bvbrush
We put up beaded board & chair rail in hubby's bathroom to protect the walls from his wheelchair. Now have called a painter to prime and paint. She claims latex primer & paint won't adhere to bare wood and wants me to go out and buy oil-based products, ignoring the substantial investment I've already made in top-grade latex ones. Given my research, I think she's an idiot and I should find another painter. Opinions, please?

5slb6

04:32AM | 01/01/08
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
If you bought an acrylic/latex primer made for wood it will be fine. The finish paint needs to be an acrylic/latex semi-gloss or gloss to take the abuse that it will be receiving and needs to be the premium product from the paint company. Also you need to apply two coats over the primer.

It sounds as if you have an older painter that likes to use oil based products and in their day they were the thing to use.

jwb23897

07:30AM | 01/03/08
Member Since: 08/10/05
16 lifetime posts
Actually, this painter is in her 30s and her husband is my hubby's age -- early 50s. But both of them have a very strong know-it-all attitude, and that really put me off them. I don't consider myself an expert by any means, but if the label and the paint store employees tell me a paint is suitable for wood, then why shouldn't I believe them?!?

I ended up hiring another painter, a semi-retired friend, who was quite pleased with the quality of product I'd purchased (he said his wife buys the cheapest stuff imaginable) and has done a wonderful job.

Faron79

07:50PM | 01/05/08
Member Since: 08/20/04
32 lifetime posts
Any painter that insists on Oil, AND says Latex won't adhere to wood...IS NO painter!!!

Oils will soon become dinosaurs anyway. The latex technology is getting so good now, that Oils are almost moot...NOW!

What brand/series primer and paint did you get?!?

And yes...2 coats of paint on primer is necessary. Only 1 coat of paint on a primer is substandard practice. I don't care how good a painter is!

(I work at a store -NOT a "big-box" - that sells thousands of gallons/yr. ACE-Royal, C2, & Ralph-Lauren)

Faron
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Even the simplest holiday decorations can achieve a high visual impact. Here, an unadorned garland held in place with whit... Filling an underutilized area beneath the stairs is a smart way to save space. Doing so with a stash of wood, however, is ... The Audubon Society inspired wallpaper in this Adirondack-styled entryway will get you in the outdoor mood. Grab your coat... Chalkboard paint opens up endless possibilities for customizing your dresser time and time again. Use chalk to label the c... A fireplace in the bathroom creates the ultimate setting for relaxation. Homeowners often choose electric or gas over wood... This roomy boot tray made from punched metal stands up to all the elements. Station it in your mudroom or at your back doo... There’s nothing like a new set of cabinet hardware to refresh a room. The possibilities are endless: Go modern, rustic, or... FLOR carpet tiles are a simple and affordable way to customize a floor covering for any space. You can make anything from ... Chalkboard paint features prominently in this elegant yet unpretentious headboard design. Add a new message daily to reflec... Salvaged boards in varying widths and colors make up the dramatic accent wall in this attic space. The high-gloss white of... The indecisive homeowner need not fret over choosing one (or even two) cabinet colors. The kitchen cabinets in this artist... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... First dress up your metal shelves with a coat of paint in an accent color that complements your kitchen decor. Then arrang... The vibrant green of Granny Smith apples make a beautifully natural alternative to the traditional evergreen wreath. Brigh...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon