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The right way, is the hard way, as always. Remove all the paint off the wall, using a scraper, or a heat torch, or a paint remover. Sand paper all the wall. Remove all the dust from the wall and wipe it clean. Do many layers of sealer or primer. Let it dry for 24 hours. Do many layers of good quality paint. Let it dry for 24 hours.


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I would come at this from a couple of different directions. First, I would look at what the estimate includes for prep work. This should include scraping, sanding, and caulking everything, and doing it well. Multiple coats of the best paint you can buy are not going to last that long if the surface is not prepared well. Multiple coats can make up for ...


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Honestly you might be re-drywalling the whole room. If you smell sour that is basically mold. If you can smell it then it must be producing mold in the air which affects your family. So you have two choices: Tear down drywall and start over. Go through a grueling process of using lacquer and paint removal products that are just horrible. And now you ...


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I don't really know what cheapest paint vs. thicker paint means. I am assuming that the cheaper paint is still a good paint if this is a company using it - not just some guy with cheap paint. So I am making an assumption. I am also assuming that the three levels all involve the same Day 1 finished look of the house because really if you are paying them ...


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Sure, if you don't mind the texture being the same as the cabinets, there is no technical reason you can't use it, unless the walls currently have latex based paint. Alkyd is an oil based product and may lift a latex based product if used as a top coat.


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1 - Sand down the spot. 2 - Prime the spot. 3 - Paint the spot with a fine brush. (Brush strokes make it easier to blend the paint with the surrounding walls) (After drying the paint should look like the surrounding wall, if the paint looks lighter add a second coat) As for your painter, you probably should have told him you wanted a smooth wall. ...


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I managed to get it looking good by filling the holes with paint and passing the brush over it a couple of times after it was painted, while drying. The fiberglass glued to the wall. Hope it helps someone!



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