Kilz showing thru tinted primer

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Old 12-12-09, 02:31 PM
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Kilz showing thru tinted primer

Several months ago my husband used latex Kilz on our white walls to cover some crayon work of the grandkids. We just got some Benjamin Moore(good stuff I assume) tinted primer for the same white walls in a color similar to coffe with milk. It apppears that the spots (many) that he used the Kliz on is showing thru alot lighter than the color of the walls where there was no Kilz was applied. Will this go away when I paint the final coat of the coffe paint? Please tell me I am not stuck with blotchy walls from using Kilz ........ How can I fix this???
 
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Old 12-12-09, 03:11 PM
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The correct process in touching up walls is to use Kilz or Zinnser Staind Seal as you did, and then use the same existing color on the walls to touch up the Kilz. Then when you put your new finish color on, whether or not it covers in one coat, the walls won't be blotchy. Your second coat, should cover your problems now however...but you have some advice for next time. This process is also true for exterior work, perform your repairs, touch up with primer mixed to the existing color, and then apply your new finish...

Good Luck,

Bill
 
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Old 12-12-09, 04:16 PM
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My biggest concern would be if the latex kilz adequately sealed the crayon marks, generally a solvent based primer is preferred.

I agree that the 2nd coat of paint should cover the kilz.
 
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Thanks guys, appreciate your help!!
 
 

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