what happened? primer running off/streaking off wall!
This evening I painted a small wall in my kitchen with Kilz latex primer. The wall was painted red before, with latex eggshell paint. I wanted to prime it before I paint it a different shade of red, so the older, darker red doesn't interfere with the new color.
HOLY SMOKES! I went in the kitchen about 15 minutes after finishing. The Kilz was running off/streaking off the entire wall! It looked like something out of a horror movie! I grabbed a handful of paper towels, wet them, and started scrubbing it so the wall didn't dry uneven. I spent about 1/2 an hour and a whole role of paper towels, but I finally scrubbed it all off. The process did leave a very thin layer of Kilz on the wall so hopefully I can try to re-prime tomorrow and it will stick to that layer.
What did I do wrong? I thought latex-on-latex is OK. Should I have used oil based primer? Was it because the old paint was eggshell? Is that too much of a sheen for the Kilz to stick?
I appreciate any help. I don't want to make the same mistake again!