Covering Black Hair Dye Stains on Semi Gloss Wall

Old 09-18-11, 05:15 AM
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Covering Black Hair Dye Stains on Semi Gloss Wall

Without paying $50/gallon, does anyone know of a great great coverage paint. Have to paint over black hair dye on a previously semi gloss painted wall. I've heard names like Behr and some others, but thought I'd ask here. Acrylic is my easiest paint to use.

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Old 09-18-11, 05:20 AM
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I'm not familiar with hair dye stains but a pigmented shellac like Zinnser's BIN is the ultimate stain hiding primer. 2nd best would be an oil base primer. As a rule, latex primers/paints do a poor job of sealing stains. You only need to prime the areas that have the stain. Once the primer has dried you can use your choice of latex paint over the primer.
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BIN is what I'd use and then I'd cover it with a paint purchased from a paint store, not a paint department.

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