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Don't use the same ceiling flat paint again...

Don't use the same ceiling flat paint again :wall: even if you decide to use Floetrol, switch to Promar 400. You can thank me later......
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It could very well be improper coalescence of the...

It could very well be improper coalescence of the film. Were the windows in a heated room - and/ or were they cold to the touch when finishing?

There could be a couple of other causes for this:...
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I am not familiar with the primer, but it should...

I am not familiar with the primer, but it should be recoatable with any latex paint. You may have to double coat with the sheen paint for good uniformity. If you have to do this on the ceiling and...
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I agree with mitch17, Gardz, skim then prime. ...

I agree with mitch17, Gardz, skim then prime. You could just use Gardz again over the top after sanding smooth and removing sanding dust, but I would probably use an oil primer.

There is no...
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Nestor makes a lot of good and helpful points,...

Nestor makes a lot of good and helpful points, but I don't totally agree with his conclusion.

The rapid dry is helpful for stain blocking, but probably not so in this case because the stains are...
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You can get away with a sheen paint in a bathroom...

You can get away with a sheen paint in a bathroom since most bathroom ceilings are small. You don't get a good viewing angle on the ceiling so the lap marks etc.. (if you have a poor application of...
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Yes, that is exactly what I mean. Roll out a four...

Yes, that is exactly what I mean. Roll out a four foot band on one side, go to the other side and do the same joining the painted sections in the middle. Keep alternating side to side in this manner...
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Two answers for new and old drywall

(I just had to put that title on this post)

1. The best primer for new drywall is the time tested PVA drywall primer. These have been used for years on new drywall. A good one it Sherwin...
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When you paint a ceiling that has strong lighting...

When you paint a ceiling that has strong lighting across it, you have to use a "dead flat" paint. Many flats have a low angular glow or sheen to them. This low angle sheen will cause any defects in...
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You can make stencils from cardboard. I have used...

You can make stencils from cardboard. I have used manila folder cardboard for this. Mylar is better and is transparent which makes it easy for tracing designs onto it.

Paper stencils will be...
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You don't need to prime walls to hide the...

You don't need to prime walls to hide the previous color when painting with a lighter color. The finish paint will have more titanium dioxide in it than the primer will, and will hide better than...
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When to use primer Use a "bonding primer" if...

When to use primer

Use a "bonding primer" if the previous paint is oil or glossy and you are painting over it with a latex paint.
Use a PVA drywall primer on spot repairs to seal the drywall...
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Just a couple of points. I don't think any...

Just a couple of points.

I don't think any paint manufacturer is intentionally adding any lead to their residential paint formulas.

I think the current .06% "allowance" is for lead impurities...
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Are you priming new drywall or is this a repaint...

Are you priming new drywall or is this a repaint situiation where you are priming over previously painted drywall?

Not all primers fit the bill for every situation.

Some are better sealers,...
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marksr is right. Oil based paints don't freeze...

marksr is right. Oil based paints don't freeze at 32 degrees, water (latex paint) does. So, while it may have been subject to freezing temperatures, it did not (necessarily) freeze.

You would...
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You will have no problems if you first use a...

You will have no problems if you first use a bonding primer before converting over to flat.

The best primers to use are either oil or pigmented shellac for this. Zinsser's Coverstain or BIN will...
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Is it plaster or drywall? If drywall, it should...

Is it plaster or drywall? If drywall, it should be drywall compound - not plaster.

Is the paint flat?

Most likely cause is water penetration from the shower vapor through the paint, rewetting...
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The streaking is common in bathrooms that get a...

The streaking is common in bathrooms that get a lot of humidity with poor venting - it is known as "surfactant leaching". All latex paints will do it. It is more of a problem with dark colors, but...
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You should not pressure wash peeling paint that...

You should not pressure wash peeling paint that contains lead. The paint chips will be scattered all over the place and you will find it impossible to gather up all the derbis / paint chips.
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If you have just stained and have not clear...

If you have just stained and have not clear coated yet, you can tone the red down by over-staining. This is called "toning" in the world of wood staining.

Staining over top with a brown stain will...
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I believe there are two issues at work here: ...

I believe there are two issues at work here:

1. recoating too quickly
2. weak drywall compound

You can get blisters on drywall compound if you recoat too soon.

I think what happens, is...
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That is usually not the case when using a stain...

That is usually not the case when using a stain blocker.

If spot primed with a "non-stain-blocker" (like a drywall Pva primer) you won't have a problem.

Spot primed areas will usually "flash"...
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Get other quotes from other competent painters...

Get other quotes from other competent painters and compare the prices, don't tie yourself down to one quote. Even if this is a company you want to go with - compare their price with other...
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I have never come across lacquer painted walls in...

I have never come across lacquer painted walls in my years. Unless they are pre-finished OEM panels of some sort, they are not likely lacquer.

In any event, the original oil Kilz may have...
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You can spray the crown with a HVLP sprayer, or a...

You can spray the crown with a HVLP sprayer, or a Wagner cup gun, using an oil based enamel. Neither will spray latex very well. Latex is best sprayed with a standard airless rig.

Are you...
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