Kilz Paint question?

vgkgFebruary 14, 2005

HI Folks,

Hope I'm at the right place for this one. I'm painting the new ceiling I just installed on our front porch roof and have put 2 coats of Kilz (white primer) on it so far. I like the look of Kilz (flat white) which is the color I want to end up with - it's Kilz 2 latex. My question is if it's ok just to use Kilz as the final coat without any other paint? The ceiling is ourdoors of course but not exposed to rain. Thanks for any direction on this, vgkg

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well- know that raw primer is a dirt magnet. like nothing you've ever seen in your life. it will catch and trap every particle of smog that passes by, and in a year, will be turning gray.

for a protected exterior, you could use an interior paint but I'd recommend a washable flat.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2005 at 1:53PM
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you might also want to check the home decorating forum- the real house-painting mavens hang out there.

    Bookmark   February 16, 2005 at 1:55PM
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i used kilz casual colors black satin spray paint to paint a piece of natural wood (microwave cart) then I applied casual colors black gloss. It came out glossy in some area and matte in others. Can I seal this with a Polyurethane clear coat to give it a even finish? Do you have it in a spray?

    Bookmark   September 20, 2007 at 10:20AM
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Hi Lori, Sounds like you need to spray on another coat of the black gloss first. You should have gotten even coverage all over with the gloss paint.

I'm a believer in using a primer first then whatever top coat on top of that. Just seals the wood better and makes it ready for the top coat.

Spray paints often require two or three coats for good even coverage. Just make sure each coat has dried really well before applying the next one. You shouldn't need a polyurethane--but, yes, you could apply it. I am pretty sure it comes in a spray, just ask at the store.

Good luck with your project.


    Bookmark   September 20, 2007 at 10:38AM
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