05:25AM | 09/21/07
Member Since: 09/20/07
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I have white formica wall can they be painted and if so what is the best primer and paint to use?


07:01PM | 09/21/07
Member Since: 08/20/04
32 lifetime posts
Even the best primers will have a hard time on something this slick!!

* Using ~ 200-grit sanding-sponge, evenly scuff-sand to reduce that slickness.

* Remove all dust.

* Use Zinsser's BIN primer. It's smelly (shellac-resin in alcohol), but the best primer for this job.

* A decent 2nd choice is the C2-ONE primer, or Zinsser's 123. These are latex.

* After prime-coat is dry, check closely for any spot-sanding you may need. Use a flashlight laid flat against wall.'re ready for TWO FULL TOPCOATS of paint. I'd use a Satin or Semi-gloss.

>>> New coats aren't considered cured for a MONTH.



07:56PM | 09/21/07
Member Since: 04/25/05
1915 lifetime posts
Have you used any XIM products?

They have binder primers for hard to bond to surfaces.
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