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Painting Remodeled Bathroom

Posted by carrie2 (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 8, 12 at 7:49

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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RE: Painting Remodeled Bathroom

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


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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.


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I'd prime everything with Smart Prime by Zinsser.


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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?


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Probably not but Gardz will


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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.


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If you are unsure, then GARDZ is your friend.

ditto that


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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?


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