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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2006 10:00:24 AM »

pacasha above suggested a product called Kilz (only she spelled it wrong). 

yeah, I can't spell... but it's great stuff. i used it on a new dresser this weekend. they make it water based now, so my pregnant ass can use it. (I know, i know, please don't comment on that... it was well ventilated OUTSIDE and I was wearing a mask. no worries. if my kid is deformed or just plain stupid, trust me it will be other factors... but it will have a cool new dresser)
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2006 10:11:06 AM »

I did this in college. Spray painted my bedroom, then had to get rid of it before I moved out.  It is a royal pain in the....well you know.  You need oil based primer. Go to the hardware store and get a primer designed to cover spray paint.  If it was available the summer of 1989....god I'm old....it should be available and better and less toxic now.  I had to use an oil based primer and then paint over that with regular paint.  Regular primers will not cover the spray paint. It just seeps right through.

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« Reply #12 on: May 09, 2006 10:35:56 AM »

I third the kilz, it covers mold and water stains... I imagine it would cover spray paint after a few coats. Sucks about the grafitti, that happened to my neighbors house once... stupid kids came over and spray painted all over the back (outside obviously). But, they could power wash it off, which isn't really an option here...

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« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2006 12:16:37 PM »

this is just an idea - i'm not a big painter by the way..... anyway, why don't you paint over it in a dark colour, then if you dan't want dark walls, you could paint over the dark paint a couple of times... yes, it would take heaps of work, but it might do the job.... y'know, the dark paint would cover the graff, then it would just be like painting over any other one-tone wall, just that this one is dark and takes heaps of paint to cover it... does that sound like any help? and if you wanted, you could de one wall in blackboard paint..... that way you don't have to pain it again and again..... but that would have to be okay with the ladlord and your brother. hmm. Oh well, maybe i helped..... 

If you do paint over it in a dark colour make sure to get your primer tinted in that colour as well -the person at the paint center should tell you this -otherwise the dark paint will come out blotchy and cloudy. It won't look right.
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2006 12:44:06 PM »

I'll third the recommendation of Kilz - it may take more than one coat, but you can get it in multiple-gallon containers.   
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« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2006 04:18:21 PM »

thanks everyone for the suggestions. we ended up buying sealz old based primer. it seems to be covering really well. it said right on the can that it covers graffiti. it is only taking about 2 or 3 coats.
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