Prep to paint over stencilling

Old 02-11-15, 02:06 PM
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Prep to paint over stencilling

Looking for an easier and less messy way to prep walls that have a stencil (hand painted with many layers - lots of texture). Sanded another room with same stencil and used four coats of Kilz to cover colors. It came out great but was an unbelievable amount of work. Are there any products (ie. paint removers) or ways of doing this smarter? Thanks for the help!
Old 02-11-15, 02:10 PM
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My process would be to sand so that you could no longer feel the transition from the painted wall to the stenciled wall and then one coat of oil based sealing primer before a quality latex top coat.
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Sometimes it's easier to sand, then skim coat the area with joint compound, sand, prime and paint.

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