BM Aura, Bathroom shower, need primer?

kimcocoJanuary 2, 2011

I've read that you don't need primer when using Aura paint. Most of the wall in the shower is tiled, but there is a small portion of the wall and the ceiling that needs to be painted. It's an open ceiling shower, meaning there is no "soffit" for lack of a better term, dividing the shower from the rest of the room. In other words, there is no "pocket" per se to capture moisture.

Wondering if I still need to use primer before using Aura paint?

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Faron79

1) Just wash wall/ceiling thoroughly with POWDERED Dirtex.
2) Scuff-sand with 100-grit paper (walls only!).
3) Wipe off all sanding dust.

Now you've got a clean, dulled surface with "tooth" to it. The new paint will now hold beautifully and wear well.

Let dry a day b4 the next hot shower!

Faron

    Bookmark   January 5, 2011 at 10:43AM
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kimcoco

What is the best way to rinse Dirtex from the walls / ceiling?

The problem is my bathtub has been refinished / recoated - so any harsh products are a no-no ... in other words, I don't let any product touch the coating other than a spray foam. I don't know if Dirtex would be one of them, but I err on the safe side.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2011 at 3:42PM
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kimcoco

What is the best way to rinse Dirtex from the walls / ceiling?

The problem is my bathtub has been refinished / recoated - so any harsh products are a no-no ... in other words, I don't let any product touch the coating other than a spray foam. I don't know if Dirtex would be one of them, but I err on the safe side.

    Bookmark   January 5, 2011 at 3:49PM
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Faron79

The reason I keep recommending powdered Dirtex is that it doesn't need rinsing!!
It's mild and a good cleaner! A small box will last you 'til you retire probably!
It instantly disappears in warm water. You don't need a dripping-wet sponge either. Just good and moist...and gently scrub the walls.

TSP is a good cleaner too....BUT...needs to be rinsed WELL, 2 OR 3 TIMES!

You'll have no problems with Dirtex. Your spray-foam may be harsher than Dirtex!

Faron

    Bookmark   January 5, 2011 at 4:14PM
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kimcoco

Good to know...thanks

    Bookmark   January 5, 2011 at 4:36PM
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