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Zinsser's Gardz is made for this type of problem...

Zinsser's Gardz is made for this type of problem (chalky builder's paint)
It soaks in and turns the whole surface hard, and seals it
Then it can be properly coated with premium interior paint
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Replacement is by far the better option

Replacement is by far the better option
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All that wax is contamination on a huge scale ...

All that wax is contamination on a huge scale
That is a huge issue when it come to re-painting

I'd suggest trying what crayola says first

But you'll need to be very realistic and objective...
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Scrape (and sand) any loosely adhering paint ...

Scrape (and sand) any loosely adhering paint
Prime with an oil-based primer
A nice slow-drying and penetrating one, not a quick drying stain-sealing one
Top coat with waterborne or alkyd based...
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The quickest way to scuff sand is with a sanding...

The quickest way to scuff sand is with a sanding screen on a pole
This reduces prep time down to mere minutes

You can spot prime
Sometimes it's easier or preferred to prime the whole thing...
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I would not use a latex paint at all I would...

I would not use a latex paint at all
I would suggest a solid stain

Also, as your substrate is "unknown", I'd use an oil rather than latex (actually, it's be an alkyd rather than acrylic but you...
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Unknown Not w/o tons more info and even a...

Unknown
Not w/o tons more info and even a visual on it
As labor is the biggest expense, actual ease of reach on this thing will be a huge factor
For all we know you might need a lift to get to the...
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I am overly familiar with BM products, and it...

I am overly familiar with BM products, and it sounds like a good plan

I'd use the BM deck cleaner though...it's not that it's not something you probably couldn't make yourself, or use a...
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new const, spray might be better...at least...

new const, spray might be better...at least helpful for primer and maybe first coat

occupied re-paints, mostly brush'n'roll
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A nice scuff sanding, and don't forget to wipe...

A nice scuff sanding, and don't forget to wipe off the dust you made sanding, is usually just fine
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Sand, then fill the craters with joint compound...

Sand, then fill the craters with joint compound using taping/putty knives

The idea isn't to completely fill the craters (though you may end up there) but rather to "smooth out" the "cliffs" of the...
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I've heard lots of interesting theories about why...

I've heard lots of interesting theories about why you could put latex over oil, and shouldn't do vice versa
Breathing, flexibility...
But as far as I can tell they don't count for much

Fact is,...
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It depends on the shape they are in But it...

It depends on the shape they are in
But it would probably be best to head to the Paint Store and ask what system they have available
Cabots, Ben Moore, Sherwin Willimas and others have some good...
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Clean Scuff sand Dust Prime with a quality...

Clean
Scuff sand
Dust
Prime with a quality solvent-based primer (I'd suggest Zinsser's Cover-Stain off-hand, but Zinsser's shellac-based BIN, Ben Moore and Sherwin William's Akyd primers also are...
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Most water stains will bleed through most latex...

Most water stains will bleed through most latex primers
It has nothing to do with further water damage, it's a stain thing

Kilz latex products make poor stain blockers

Kilz latex products make...
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Which Kilz primer did you use? There are several

Which Kilz primer did you use?
There are several
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Yes there is a difference between SuperHide and...

Yes there is a difference between SuperHide and Regal
Quite a bit actually
As mentioned, SH is the "builder's" paint, excellent for what it is, but that is a "contractor/commercial" quality
The...
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Yup, backwards What happens when latex is...

Yup, backwards

What happens when latex is put over oil w/o proper prep is, it might stick, it might not, it might stick for a little while, it might fall off as you are putting it on
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Either of those companies premium lines would be...

Either of those companies premium lines would be good

As California isn't as readily available as Ben Moore, you won't see it discussed as much on a board such as this
It's easier to stick with...
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Re-rocking should be considered Smoothing these...

Re-rocking should be considered
Smoothing these walls will be difficult, time-consuming, and messy
But do-able

First is scrape and sand
With a little luck this step will be relatively painless...
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Reds could easily take three coats of quality...

Reds could easily take three coats of quality premium paint
They can also show up any wall imperfections more than other colors
Prep need to be pretty thorough
Paint needs to be good quality
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There could be many reasons why this is happening...

There could be many reasons why this is happening
It's hard to say w/o a further inspection
It could be they didn't wipe off the sanding dust before spraying
Could be they sent some monkey with a...
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Posted By slickshift

Porter's just fine The folks at the store will...

Porter's just fine
The folks at the store will tell you exactly which one is best for your application
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Posted By slickshift

It's not meant to be caulked I'd re-install

It's not meant to be caulked
I'd re-install
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