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Primer Predicament

June 5, 2008

So I’m sitting here obsessing over painting the bathroom because I have the paint (unlike my bedroom) and it’s sitting on the bathroom floor, taunting me.  The whole sand/prime dilemma is really irking me.

Currently the walls are painted glossy baby-crap green – the same paint that the baseboards and trim throughout the house were painted.  When I first painted the baseboards the new paint literally slid right off.  I lightly sanded it and that helped a little.  Then I tried using this primer suggested by HoDo that was supposed to be specifically for painting over gloss.  Meh.  I was underwhelmed.  Any way you cut it, it took three coats of new gloss paint to polish the turd (excuse the colloquialism but this whole thing makes me crabby)

Now I’m sitting here reading the Interwebs and I see story after story of people using this same magical primer (on things like ceramic tile!!!) with stupendous results.

WHA???

If I can get away with NOT sanding my whole stinking bathroom I’ll go paint it right now!  (Or in six hours when I actually get home) 

What am I doing wrong to anger the Magical Primer? 

How do I get back in its good graces so that I can avoid the White Lung from sanding the whole friggin’ room???

HELP ME UNDERSTAND.  PLEASE.  I BEG OF YOU – AND THE MAGICAL PRIMER!

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2 comments

  1. I still think that Kilz or Z-prime would do the trick for you. We used Kilz to cover a pretty dark pink (yes pink) living room. Also used it to cover wallpaper in the same room with good results. I would use a water base primer. Cleans up easily and is kinder to the world we live on as well. You should not have to sand it. So what is this magical primer you keep talking about??


  2. This is what I used…

    “Whole-house/Full surface, waterbased interior/exterior primer. Bonds to slick, hard-to-paint surfaces-glossy paint, tile,glass, etc. without sanding. Seals all porous surfaces. Fast-dry- can be topcoated in 1 hour with any topcoat. Soap and water cleanup, virtually no odor. Use under most topcoats, oil or latex paints. ”

    http://www.homedepot.ca/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CatalogSearchResultView?D=943743&Ntt=943743&catalogId=&langId=-15&storeId=10051&Dx=mode+matchallpartial&Ntx=mode+matchall&recN=0&N=0&Ntk=P_PartNumber

    FYI – it stinks like hell, I don’t care what they say!



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