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Thanks for the advice about the Kiltz (spelling). I picked up some and will paint over the soot stain before painting over the stained area. Let you know if it works okay.
I am painting kitchen cabinets from a house with a chain smoker. I lightly sanded and cleaned with TSP, sprayed two coats of Kills primer. The smoke stains are still coming through; I cannot use oil base paints or stains. Any Ideas?
By Steve Bennett (Guest Post)05/12/2008
It doesn't matter how many coat of water-based emulsion you use, the stain will come back through when it's dry. A cheap way of sealing the stain is to use a oil-based undercoat or a oil-based gloss. Let it dry then apply the emulsion and the stain shouldn't come back through.
By surfer-sara @excite.com (Guest Post)07/10/2006
Its o.k. that you already have painted over the spots ad an additional coat of KILZ its a primer that covers water spots and smoke stains it can be bought at your local wal-mart just like paint, you can buy a quart or a gallon. It also works for other stains and can be used as a "paint" and can be customized to all sorts of colors if you dont want white. Good Luck!
Well i have learned alot in the last week about painting !!! u may want to wash the walls with a product called TSP it wont take the primer off the walls and when u have done that then u can paint it whatever color u want Follow directions for using the TSP
By Les (Guest Post)06/26/2005
You've already gotten the right advice for taking care of your ceiling-it's simple, really. But, before you do anything else, GO BUY A CO DETECTOR! If that gas fireplace malfunctioned long enough to soot up your ceiling, you're very lucky that you haven't given your local funeral director some early business. Spend $20.00 and stay alive.
By Audrey (Guest Post)06/25/2005
Try KIltz & then paint, this should take care of the bleeding.
By Rev. Alex (Guest Post)06/24/2005
No problem, just takes time. You can apply primer over the paint you've done. It dries quicly. Then add a coat of paint over that.
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