Metallic paint disaster

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Old 03-22-09, 06:14 AM
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Metallic paint disaster

Hi, new here. Looks like a great site. My wife tried to do something special for me by painting our computer room with metallic blue paint, to match my motorcycle. Lots of rollmarks, looks pretty bad. Can someone please tell me if there is anything special I need to do so I can repaint the room with a regular color? Thank you.
 
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Welcome to the forums!

The only type of metalic paint I'm familiar with is the automotive kind. Is this paint latex?

Assuming there would be no adhesion problems requiring a solvent based primer, you should be able to sand lightly and apply 1-2 coats of latex wall paint.

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I'm betting it's oil based enamel.I'd prime it.

I've never seen a latex based metallic paint but have seen metallic oil based enamels.Almost every line has at least an aluminum color but some have several shades.

One thing:Make sure she didn't actually use the type of paint on your motorcycle like some kind of lacquer based etc.That would need something different to deal with it.Zinsser BIN maybe(or maybe not) but you'd probably have to experiment.
 
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If it's oil base it will require a solvent based primer.
 
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Oh, shes staying away from the bike ,alright. Ill have to see if I can find the can to see if its oil based. Do you mean by solvent based primer, BIN?
 
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BIN is shellac based.It would probably be overkill in this situation unless what was used proves to be extremely difficult to get anything to stick to.That said if it turns out she used real automotive paints etc then BIN could also cause reactions.

I believe Zinsser's oil prime is called Cover Stain.That said there are quality oil/solvent based primers in most all major paint lines.
 
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Its ben a while since she painted the room, but seems like it was a latex paint. I looked up Valspar metallic paints,(what she used) and it looks like thet are not oil based. It wasnt automotive paint, it was something she got at Lowes.
 
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Assuming it is a latex base,you might get away with a latex primer like Zinsser 123 but you'll want to scuff sand the surface first as I'm sure it's high gloss.Then wipe down with a tack cloth then prime and paint.You could use a solvent/oil primer if you want.Advantages would be better bond and blocking.Disadvantages would be clean up,odor and possibly cost.
 
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Thanks David,
I taked with a rep from Kilz, and he said I could probably use that, and tint it at 2 oz. per gallon of the finish color, whatever we decide to put on. That sound about right? Thanks for the advice.
Also, recommended scuffing it lightly with sandpaper ,like you said, before applying the primer.
 
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Well,there are better product lines around than Kilz.Kilz has high name recognition but isn't as good a line as Zinsser or upper grade products in various name brand paint lines.

That said what you were told would be basically correct.The 2 oz. reference is the most tint you can add to products like Kilz.The other option is "tintable primer" which is primer designed to have higher amounts of tint added,if needed,than the 2 oz limit of most.

The only problem I see you having with Kilz is whether one coat will do the job or not.You could always recoat if you had too but there's only one way to find out.
 
 

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