Best product for covering or priming vinyl walls

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Old 02-18-20, 12:14 PM
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Best product for covering or priming vinyl walls

Hello. I live in an older modular home which all the factory wall panels have a vinyl surface. I have tried Zinsser Bullseye 123, and Kilz oil based. Even after cleaning the surfaces with TSP, these primers scratch off very easily. I have searched the net for a solution as I want to spray orange peel texture. What I would ideally like to find is an adhesive backed product like wallpaper that is paintable. Maybe with a textured surface. However, all the products I found of this nature are made of..vinyl, which tells me I would end up with the very same problem. Ideally, if I could find a product that is almost the same as the surface of drywall, with an adhesive backer I'd be tickled pink. I have seen some "removable" wallpaper products that are textured,...but again, they are vinyl. Anyone know of such a product? The only other solution I could come up with is removing all trim, and simply install all new 1/4 or 3/8" drywall, but I have neither the funds or the time to tackle such a project. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 02-18-20, 12:48 PM
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Oil base primer should have stuck decent to the vinyl drywall face. Did you rinse the TSP well? How long did your let the Kilz dry/cure before you tested for hardness? I've never had any issues painting MH walls after using an oil base or pigmented shellac primer {BIN]

They sell a textured paintable wallpaper but I don't know a lot about it - I've painted it but never hung it.
 
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Hello Marksr.. Thanks for replying. Yes, I cleaned with TSP and rinsed. Weird thing,, I too did another mobile home with Kilz and it worked pretty good. But not this one. At first, I thought the Kilz would work. But after a few days, it scratched off with ease. So I tried the Bullseye. Same thing. Ok, well, thanks again. I'll keep looking.
 
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Old 02-19-20, 01:44 PM
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TSP must be rinsed well! otherwise it can cause adhesion issues. I only use it on the exterior. Damp or cool conditions can slow down the cure time.
 
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