Painting Remodeled Bathroom

carrie2October 8, 2012

I need to paint my master bedroom bathroom. There are four surfaces: semi-gloss on the ceiling, new drywall, new greenboard and larger areas where wallpaper was removed and the walls washed. Will one primer do for all four areas? Do I need to prime the ceiling or can I just sand and repaint it? I'd welcome all advice.

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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Some depends on the primer but since you have it all ready, I would prime it all to get the same base to work with, only using a QUALITY primer
Zinnser Cover Stain or 123 would work as would Fresh Start

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 3:55AM
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suzanne_sl

I'm with christophern, hit all 5 surfaces with a quality primer for the best outcome. On ceilings: it seems like a hard job to primer and paint a ceiling, but it's not that big a deal. It does help to wear a hat and put a drop cloth on the floor. Using a roller on an extension is great arm exercise and a bit of Zen besides.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 11:00AM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

I'd prime everything with Smart Prime by Zinsser.

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 7:12PM
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carrie2

Thanks for the good advice. I'd prefer not to use an oil-based or alkyd primer if I can help it. Will Smart Prime, 123 or Fresh Start seal any residual wallpaper paste that might be left on the walls?

    Bookmark   October 9, 2012 at 8:17PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

Probably not but Gardz will

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 5:55PM
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Brushworks Spectacular Finishes

I was going to ask you if all paste was removed but didn't want to assume you didn't.

If you are unsure, then GARDZ is your friend.

    Bookmark   October 10, 2012 at 8:30PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

If you are unsure, then GARDZ is your friend.

ditto that

    Bookmark   October 11, 2012 at 6:20PM
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carrie2

Thanks for the unanimous advice about GARDZ. Do I need to put a different primer on top or do I put two coats of paint on top of the GARDZ?

    Bookmark   October 12, 2012 at 9:57AM
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