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pieknits
« on: August 13, 2007 10:48:48 AM »

The previous owners of our house painted a large mural in their teenage-boy's room which we want to paint over to make it a guest room.  There are large sections of black and deep red however so I'm thinking we will definitely need to primer.  Any Recommendations on a what to use??
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jen53207
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2007 12:22:41 PM »

We just used Kilz brand for our primer. We wanted to cover dark red paint and we did 2 coats of primer.

Just make sure you are spending your money on primer and use enough coats that you aren't going to have to waste money on multiple coats with your paint.
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SpottedFrog
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2007 08:32:45 PM »

Kilz is the way to go- that's what it was designed for and you can feel the thickness when you did a brush or roller in it. You can get tinted primers too, about halfway between white & the color you want is nice.
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Jennickell
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2007 12:33:39 PM »

I third that, Kilz is the best.
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2007 08:44:30 PM »

KILZ, and open some windows, that stuff is potent
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2007 12:30:21 PM »

Yes Kilz and DEFINATELY have it tinted toward the color you are wanting to paint so that it won't take so many coats of the new paint to cover the primer.
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2007 06:39:17 PM »

I had a horrid color to cover and I ended up having to use KILZ white ceiling paint to fully cover it. It's the consistency of pudding.
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2007 08:59:15 AM »

If you can't find kilz look for fresh start.
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