Do I need to spot prime over this?

debbie1000August 4, 2012

My daughter's room is light yellow, latex paint. She had decorated using friend's handprints of darker/different colors using acrylic water based paint from Joann's (the little 2 ounce bottles).

I want to repaint a medium beige and will prime and then paint. Should I spot prime over the handprints first in addition to the regular priming or will that make those areas darker and show up more?

Thanks!

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krissie55

My thought would be to use Kilz to seal the hand prints and then prime as usual.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 6:45PM
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Faron79

More of an issue is the "raised-profile" the hand-prints will show!!

Ideally...you'll "feather-sand" the edges of each print.
Tedious....YES.
Important?? Also...YES.

I'd use a ~100-grit sanding sponge, then remove ALL traces of dust, then prime everything evenly.
Lastly...your 2 coats of new paint!

Id use a better stain-blocker than Kilz!
Grab Zinssers' 123, or C2-One (much harder to find!), or...Gliddens' Gripper primer @ HD.

Faron

    Bookmark   August 4, 2012 at 9:50PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Id use a better stain-blocker than Kilz!

absolutly!

    Bookmark   August 6, 2012 at 6:04PM
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