Exterior Paint, Interior Walls, Poor Decisions and Slim Chances of Redemption

Old 04-19-11, 04:35 PM
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Exterior Paint, Interior Walls, Poor Decisions and Slim Chances of Redemption

About 4 years ago I decided to paint my kitchen red. The Ralph Lauren paint that I used on my plaster walls came out just awful, thick in some places, but mostly thin and streaky all around, even after two coats. I took the advice of the man at the hardware store and covered the walls with exterior paint. This stuff was thick and covered the RL paint with no problem. Well, I am now moving and need to paint the walls white again, and haven't the slightest clue of where to even start with this project. A friend recommended Kilz, but I think this might just make the problem worse. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
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Home depot has a paint with build in primer.The friend has the right Idea,Your need to prime so the old paint does not bleed through.Lowes also has a paint that has hiding abilities after primer,it is Valspar paint[Very good paint with lifetime warranty] Or You could have a primer[and kilz would work] tinted to the color you are going to paint[In your case since you want white just prime] and put it on and follow up with the same color in the regular paint and you might get by with that.Hope this gives you something to think about.If the wall has uneven paint another solution would be to have the walls skim coated to even it out and then prime and paint.Primer would have to be applied to bond to skim coat.Just some Ideas to try to help.Depends on how rough your walls are.Good luck
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What kind of exterior paint was used?

Assuming the exterior paint was latex, most any primer will work although a stain hiding primer [like Zinnser's 1-2-3] might give better coverage. It's almost always a good idea to scuff sand the wall before applying the primer.

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