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Patches showing through paint

Posted by astevens16 (My Page) on
Fri, May 4, 12 at 8:15

I'm in the process of repainting a room. I sanded the walls and uneven spots on the ceiling, patched holes and a seam on the ceiling with spackle, sanded again. Thought I knew what I was doing and spot primed over the spackled areas with Zinser, then rolled on a coat of the ceiling paint (which is a very light yellow). Got up this morning, and the spot and seam on the ceiling are glaring through the coat of paint. A second coat is not going to cover it up. Now that I've been reading up on it, it looks like I should have "spot primed" with the ceiling paint itself, not a white primer. What can I do now to cover up that streak and spot on the ceiling? Sand and re-prep? Prime the whole ceiling (and is Zinser ok for this)? Ugh.

Also, since I haven't done the walls yet (which are going from peach to yellow), I'm guessing I should just hit the spackle spots with the final wall paint, then two coats over the entire wall?

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RE: Patches showing through paint

If the spot primed areas on the ceiling are flashing through, then the only way to fix it is to prime the entire ceiling. Zinnser 123 is a good primer for doing this. The answer to the second question is...yes, spot prime with the wall paint and then apply two full coats.

RE: Patches showing through paint

What he^ said

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