There's more than one type of primer. For old wood that has mildew on it, there's blocking primer: nothing comes through it, not mildew, not bold colors, nothing. For painting over old oil based paint, there's bonding primer: it bonds tenaciously to anything - slick surfaces, gritty surfaces, anything. You may have best luck with the bonding primer in this situation.
Probably every paint line has primers - I got our bonding primer from Sherwin Williams - but the contractor who worked on our house generally uses Kilz mildew blocker for repairs and renovations.
Thank you! The floors are actually Pergo laminate floors in a cherry. They hold up to EVERYTHING.
Sounds like you have the solution to your problem with the other posts. I wanted to say that I absolutely love your floors. What product is on your floors? Great island too.
Thanks so much! I did NOT prime...which is the problem. I paint things all the time and know better not to, but thought the massive amount of sanding I was doing would be enough. I guess not! I am glad to know there is a laminate primer, I will use that if the paint doesn't stick. In most places it seems fine, but time will tell.
Did you use primer? Theres a great primer called kilz that you apply before you paint. Its worth a shot. Good luck.
When I painted my laminate kitchen cabinets, I first sanded them, then applied a coat of LAMINATE PRIMER to the surfaces. The primer provides a base for the laminate paint to adhere to. After the primer had dried I applied a coat of laminate paint. When the 1st coat of paint had dried, the surfaces were given a very light sand and a 2nd coat of laminate paint was applied.
I think laminate primer is the main ingredient here. Hope any of this info. helps. Good luck with solving your problem :)
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