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Re: interior painting

Posted By: ray
Wednesday, 18 July 2001, at 9:14 a.m.

In Response To: interior painting (bob turner)

Hi Bob, I spent the last 6 years of my construction career working for a fine outfit that specialized in rebuilding. Mostly insurance work; fire/water damage. In regards to your situation,I would scrape any loose paint, plaster etc...and seal the area with the Zinser (alcohol based) primer. Be sure to have good ventilation. This stuff works very well but smells to high heaven! The plus is that in the amount of time it will take to clean your brush and put the primer away,your prime coat should be dry. Use dura-bond to skim coat the area.(use dura-bond -90. this product will give you approximately 45 min.of working time before it sets.) You can then hit it with a finish coat of either sandable dura-bond or regular joint compound. Prime/seal the entire wall/walls/cieling with the Zinser and you should be good to go with any type of paint you wish. Nine out of ten times this works very well with good results although there were times that it did not. You can probably figure out what we did in that event!!! Let's hope you don't need to go there! If you have any questions,let me know thru this site.

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