Last year we repainted all the walls in our house with satin paint, white as
Formerly there were about a dozen antique wood clocks hanging all around the
house. After the walls were spackled, sanded, and painted, the reddish-brown
outline from this one clock keeps coming back!
Today we sanded down that location to bare 1930 plaster, then applied BIN
primer, which 2 local hardware stores and a Home Depot all proclaimed the BEST
primer for such situations.
Guess what? The outline stain of the clock is back as if we never sanded or
What would you recommend short of replacing the plaster there?
Thanks and Merry Christmas.
That's pretty much what I was going to
write. Beware of blue eyed blonde boys
about knee high, carrying sharp knives,
while the priest is there.
Christopher A. Young
Learn more about Jesus
Have you thought of bringing in a priest for an exorcism? ^_^
On 12/23/2012 4:43 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Almost any wood can, especially oily woods like cedar and redwood. That
said, a wood stain on any kind of wood might possibly leech onto the
wall (especially oil stain:o)....latex paint, in my experience, takes on
stains more than alkyd paint.
After refinishing the wood, was the clock rehung before the stain
reappeared. There are plenty of stain-blocking primers, so you can't
choose just a brand name; gotta pick one with stain-blocking properties,
per the label. Also must allow sufficient curing/drying, per the label.
I don't know of the baby clock's history(that's
what it is termed). 8-day, dark wood, time
only. It was the only clock of many(school
houses, banjos, cuckoos) that hung from
these walls, that left such a bastard of a stain!
There are different types of BIN primers and/or stain killers. Do you
recall which type you used?
I would suggest doing one of the following:
1) use the BIN stain killer that says it is shellac-based;
2) use shellac as a stain killer as someone else here suggested; or,
3) use either spray enamel paint or oil-based enamel paint to paint over the
area as a stain killer.
Then, repaint with your white wall paint.
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