How to effectively PAINT OVER MURALS?????

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Old 04-20-08, 01:12 AM
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How to effectively PAINT OVER MURALS?????

I want to paint over wall murals in my child's room. The murals were made with acrylic paint over a textured (knockdown) wall. If I paint with latex over it, I fear that the brush marks from the mural will still be visible. Is there a way to rid the wall of the mural's brushstrokes without damaging the knockdown texture?

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Old 04-20-08, 02:52 AM
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Lightly sand to knock down brush strokes. Apply shellac-based primer/sealer. Paint with latex paint. Use roller with heavy nap for textured walls. This will likely help fill in any remaining brush strokes and maintain texture of the wall.
 
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Welcome to the forums Jeff!

A lot depends on the mural's texture and how particular you are

It can be as simple as sanding, priming and painting. Quality coatings are heavier and will hide more than their cheaper thinner bargain basement cousins. Or a thin skim coat of joint compound, primer and paint may be needed.
 
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Old 04-21-08, 08:39 PM
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Thank you for the quick reply and the great insight. Much appreciated.
 
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