Painting 'smooth' walls ?

Old 07-27-12, 12:44 PM
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Painting 'smooth' walls ?

Our bathroom has wallboard that's smooth & shiny.( I don't know what that type of wallboard is really called). Question is, can one paint it ? If so, what kind of paint, & should I use primer ?
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Old 07-27-12, 01:25 PM
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Is there a finish on this now?

We may need some pictures.
Old 07-27-12, 01:26 PM
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Are the walls drywall or something else? Is it painted now? More than likely it's paintable but we need to figure out what it is first.
maybe a pic or two might help -

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